A Benefit of Back Pain Surgery: Better Sex
Operation often leads to more comfortable lovemaking, study finds
New Spine Stimulation Device Provides Pain Relief
High-frequency therapy helps block pain signals better than low-frequency treatments, study finds
Surgery Not the Answer for Most Back Pain, Sports Doctor Says
Physical therapy, heat and ice packs, injections may help
Long Spaceflight Seems to Weaken Spinal Muscles
Astronauts-in-training may benefit from core-strengthening exercises, researcher says
Your Guide to A Healthy Back and Neck
Back and Neck Basics
A healthy spine supports the body and a healthy neck supports the head, allowing you to move freely and without pain.
Keeping Your Back Healthy
You can keep your back in good shape through regular exercise, weight management and proper lifting techniques.
Preventing, Treating Neck Pain
Even if your neck pain is caused by an injury or a worsening condition, you can take steps to provide relief.
Dealing With Back Pain
Back pain can range from dull to severe, but most cases of back pain go away on their own.
Back Pain and Pregnancy
As your body prepares for childbirth, hormones cause pelvic muscles, ligaments and joints to loosen. This can lead to pain.
True or false: If you don't get enough calcium in your diet, your body will take the calcium it needs from your bones.
Osteoporosis is a disease that thins and weakens a person's bones, making them less dense and more fragile.
Back Care Quiz
Back pain is a common complaint, but how serious is it? Take this quiz and see how much you know about back care.