Back Pain 101
Whether it's a dull muscle ache in the lower back or a severe sharp pain brought on when you try to bend over, back pain is a very common ailment. Most often back pain results from strained muscles and ligaments that surround the spine, but it can also be caused by structural problems or an injury. Fortunately, there are treatment options for back pain, and understanding the causes and symptoms is key to preventing it in the first place.Take our back pain quiz
Causes and Cures for Back Pain
Back pain can be caused by a number of problems, from osteoarthritis to muscle strain to a slipped disc. The pain can feel sharp and stabbing, dull and aching, or like it's radiating down your legs. Before seeking treatment, pay attention to your symptoms so you can clearly describe them to the doctor.Learn about different types of back pain
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- Q How is chronic low back pain treated if the cause is not known?
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