Back pain is not a disorder, it’s a symptom that has many causes, among which are natural ... read more »
Maybe you had a back spasm when you picked up a box, or you have a continuous dull ache in your lower back from long days of sitting at your desk. Perhaps a car accident has caused a disc to rupture and you’re in agony. Whatever type of back pain you experience, when you’re sore, you want relief. This section has links that explain how back problems are diagnosed and what type of standard and alternative treatments are available.
- Back pain has many causes and many legitimate treatments, but back surgery is needed in only a very small number of cases. Finding the right combination of treatments, however, can take time.
- Chiropractic is an alternative treatment that incorporates spinal manipulation and is based on the principle that the body can heal itself. The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, a site of the National Institutes of Health, explains just about everything you would want to know about chiropractors and their craft.
Maintaining a good posture while standing and sitting, and lifting objects correctly, are among the ... read more »
Whether your pain is chronic or acute, you can benefit from the advice and emotional support ... read more »