The list below covers the most common back and neck conditions and areas of spine-related pain. Each topic contains doctor written and reviewed articles, in-depth videos, and other beneficial information to help you understand each condition. If you are not sure what condition you are looking for, you can start your search by the location of the pain. If a condition is not covered below, you can visit our comprehensive Pain Topics A - Z or use the search box at the top of each page to find additional conditions. In addition to the major categories listed below, other conditions include:

Kids and teens may experience back pain too, stemming from something simple like aggressive play or an overfull backpack, or something more serious like a tumor or infection.

Back pain that lasts longer than 3 months is considered unlikely to heal on its own and different treatment paths are considered in order to get pain relief.

Clinical depression often accompanies chronic back pain, or can lead to increased back pain, and needs to be included as part of an overall treatment plan.

There are many conditions that affect the lower back - this section of Spine-health features in-depth information about the conditions that cause lower back pain, including the most common and less likely conditions and lower back issues. Lumbalgia en español

The neck can be afflicted with spinal stenosis, herniated disc, osteoarthritis, degenerative disc disease, and also by muscle strain, whiplash or other conditions. Dolor de Cuello en español

Most fractures in the spine are caused by osteoporosis, which is a condition in which bones lose structural integrity.

The bodily changes during pregnancy make back pain a common development. Certain treatments are recommended for most pregnant women to prevent back pain.

The sciatic nerve exits the lumbar spine and carries information between the brain and the legs. When a lower back problem affects the sciatic nerve, pain can radiate down the leg and into the foot. Ciática en Español

An abnormal side-to-side curvature of the spine, known as scoliosis, develops mostly in adolescents, but can also be a byproduct of aging and arthritis.
Besides scoliosis, there are other conditions which may cause a change in the normal structure of the spine.
A tumor in the spine can cause pressure on the nerves in the spine similar to many other spinal conditions.
Certain sports and activities are likely to cause or worsen back pain due to repetitive motions and added strain on the spine.

Pain from the thoracic spine is less common than from the cervical spine (neck) or lumbar spine (lower back). Muscular issues and joint dysfunctions are the most common problems in upper back.

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