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Back & Neck

Ankylosing spondylitis is a form of arthritis of the lower back caused by inflammation. Symptoms include pain and stiffness in the back and hips and sometimes the neck and shoulders that will be worse during sleep and rest.

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Lower back pain can be caused by pressure on the sciatica nerve or by other issues like muscle strains. It’s very common but usually goes away within 4 weeks. Learn more about the causes and treatments.

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Sciatica describes any shooting pain that begins at the spine and travels down the leg. The most common cause is a herniated or "slipped" disc in the lower spine.

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Spondylolysis involves defect or damage at the rear of each vertebra caused by bone defects, spinal wear and tear, hereditary traits, or overuse of the lower back.

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Whiplash is caused by a sudden impact that causes the head to whip back and forth very abruptly, such as during an automobile accident or from a sports injury.

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Spinal stenosis is the narrowing of the spinal canal, which pushes on the spinal cord nerves, leading to irritation. The inflammation and pressure cause pain, weakness, numbness, and tingling in the arms or legs.

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Find out how to relieve the pain of a compression fracture

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Neck sprains happen when the ligaments in your neck become overstretched or torn. Sometimes you can treat the pain at home, but you may need to see your doctor.

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Osteoporosis makes your bones weak, brittle, and more likely to fracture. It is most common in postmenopausal women. Immediate treatment is important so you can strengthen your bones and lower your risk of experiencing fractures.

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Find out how to treat scoliosis and prevent it from worsening

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Find out how to treat your spine metastases

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Find out how to treat your vertebral osteomyelitis

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The rubbery discs that cushion vertebrae become weakened and lose their shape, with their gel-like inside squeezing out and providing less cushioning. It can cause pain and numbness down your legs.

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