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Back & Neck

A comprehensive guide on pain that radiates in the lower back and hip that can help you diagnose the cause of your pain and know—right now—if you need to get help!

Having sharp back pain? Is it due to a muscle, nerve, or serious issue? Here we cover reasons for both lower back pain (lumbago) and upper back pain.

Back pain can start in any part of the interconnected components that make up your spine. Finding out what’s causing it—a slipped disk, inflammation, sciatica, or even an infection—is key to getting the right treatment.

Understand your back pain that gets worse when straightening it symptoms, including 4 causes & common questions.

Back pain that shoots down through the butt and to your leg is also called sciatica. It can be caused by damage to the disks, a narrowing of the spine, or other issues. Learn how to identify the causes and how to treat it.

Common causes of dull pain in the lower back include trauma from an injury, muscle strains, or poor posture. A herniated disk, or arthritis in the lower back can also cause aching pains.

Having mid back pain is a common condition that can also feel like tightness or tension in the center of your back. Middle back pain can be caused by strain from daily activities and poor posture, a past or recent injury, or muscle inflammation. Read below for more information on why you may be having prolonged or sudden pain in the middle of your back, related symptoms, and treatment options.

Read about the top ten causes of lower right sided back pain, including kidney stones, herniated disks, UTIs, pelvic inflammatory disease and arthritis.

Even if a lump in your neck is not painful, you may want to have it checked. There are many possible reasons for a lump on your neck, including these 9 conditions.

Lymph nodes in the neck can become painful for a variety of reasons, including an infection. Learn about your symptoms, possible causes, and treatment options.

Neck swelling is caused by a buildup of fluid. It can be painful and accompanied by fever. When it is on one side, it may be due to one of these 7 conditions.

There are many possible reasons for pain in the front of your neck. Understand the 8 common causes and their symptoms.

Stiff back can be caused by muscular causes such as muscle strain, muscle spasms, and poor posture. Arthritis of the lumbar spine and spinal cord pressure that compresses the sciatic nerve - the nerve that runs from the lower back to the legs - can also cause back pain and stiffness.

Upper back pain that shoots down the arm is often caused by an herniated disc in the upper back or myofascial pain syndrome. A pinched nerve in the upper back can also cause pain that radiates down the arm. Read below for more information on causes and relief options.

Different skin conditions can cause one or multiple back bumps. The most common causes of a bump on the back include skin abscess, cysts, warts, or a back pimple. Other causes for lump on the back can arise from lipoma or non cancerous cell growth. Read below for more information on causes and how to treat back bumps.

Reasons for why your back is so itchy can include an allergic reaction from certain hygienic products, chemicals, or plants. Another itchy back cause is shingles, also known as herpes zoster. Read below for more information on causes and how to relieve your back itch.

If you found a hard back mass, it is most likely noncancerous. The most common causes for a hard lump on the back arise from skin conditions, like skin abscess, wart, or cysts on the back. Knots in the back can also appear as a hard back mass. Read below for more information on causes and treatment options.

Most commonly a painful lump on the back occurs when there is an underlying skin condition like a cysts, skin abscess, boil, or a pimple on the back. More serious causes of painful back bumps include lipoma and dermatofibroma. Read on for more information on causes and treatment options.

Stress and tension are just two reasons your neck may be feeling stiff. Other causes include injury, sleeping position, age, and inflammation.

Flank pain is common, but it can be a sign of something serious. Here’s how to figure out what’s causing your pain and when to see a doctor.

Poor posture, injuries, and osteoarthritis are common causes of pain in the upper spine. You can often treat the pain at home, but some causes, like a spinal fracture, require emergency treatment.