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Your Guide to A Healthy Back and Neck

libraryBack and Neck Basics
A healthy spine supports the body and a healthy neck supports the head, allowing you to move freely and without pain.

libraryKeeping Your Back Healthy
You can keep your back in good shape through regular exercise, weight management and proper lifting techniques.

libraryPreventing, Treating Neck Pain
Even if your neck pain is caused by an injury or a worsening condition, you can take steps to provide relief.

libraryDealing With Back Pain
Back pain can range from dull to severe, but most cases of back pain go away on their own.

libraryBack Pain and Pregnancy
As your body prepares for childbirth, hormones cause pelvic muscles, ligaments and joints to loosen. This can lead to pain.

Getting Started

Calcium Quiz
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 Quiz
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.