Back and Neck

  • Torticollis

    Torticollis is a condition in which the neck is twisted and causes the head to rotate and tilt at an odd angle. The cause of torticollis is unknown, but treatment can help.

  • Whiplash Injury

    Whiplash means your neck was bent forcibly forward and then backward, or vice versa.

  • Kyphosis

    A spine affected by kyphosis has a forward curvature of the back bones (vertebrae) in the upper back area, giving an abnormally rounded or "humpback" appearance.

  • What to Do About Neck Pain

    Most neck pain is caused by sleeping on a bed that’s too soft, poor posture, stress, neck strains or degenerative joint disease that occurs when the joints of the neck become inflamed or a disc pushes outward from its normal position.

  • What Is Spinal Stenosis?

    Spinal stenosis is a condition in which the spinal canal narrows and pinches the nerves, resulting in back and leg pain.

  • Help Your Back Work for You

    Your back is important to almost every move you make, but you probably won't realize that until you hurt it.

  • 5 Exercises to Prevent an Aching Neck

    Although neck pain can be the result of stress, age, or injury, it is most often associated with poor posture.

  • Watch That Backpack Load

    Most children rely on backpacks to carry books and supplies to and from school and activities. But a backpack that’s too heavy or doesn’t fit right can cause harm.

  • Scoliosis

    A spine affected by scoliosis shows a sideways curvature and a rotation of the vertebrae, giving the appearance that the person is leaning to one side.

  • Low Back Pain

    Everyone has experienced low back pain at one time or another. Most people can recover from low back pain with home treatment such as activity modification, weight loss, quitting smoking and other steps. Sometimes medication or surgery is needed.

  • Neck Pain

    Your neck is at risk for injury because of its location and range-of-motion. Neck pain can be caused by injury, age, or inflammatory disorders.

  • Nerve Blocks

    Neural blockades, commonly called nerve blocks, are procedures that can help prevent or manage many different types of intractable pain.

  • Therapeutic Pain Blocks

    If you don't get relief from standard pain relievers, you doctor may suggest injecting pain-relieving medicine into the site of the affected nerve.

  • Treating Pain with Spinal Cord Stimulators

    Spinal cord stimulation is one way to manage various types of pain. A spinal cord stimulator is an implanted device that sends low levels of electricity directly into the spinal cord.

  • Intradiscal Procedures for Back Pain

    When the disks themselves are causing back pain or pain radiating to the legs, doctors sometimes do an intradiscal procedure to try to relieve the pain.

  • OTC Pain Medications and Their Risks

    OTC pain relievers can be divided into just two main types: acetaminophen and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDs.

  • TENS Therapy

    Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation, or TENS, offers pain relief for some people by sending low-voltage electrical current into the body.