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Ageing, Losing Height and Back Pain
Ageing, Losing Height and Back Pain
As we age, we start to lose height; after the age of 40, almost 1cm every ten years. After we hit 70, height loss can accelerate and people in their 80s are often…...
Back Pain and Athletes
Back Pain and Athletes
Many people suffer from back pain, especially lower back pain, as a result of some type of injury. Because athletes have such high levels of activity, they are at…...
Back Pain and Cancer
Back Pain and Cancer
Back pain is generally a sign of a muscle or joint problem. It usually isn't serious, and most people recover from back pain within a few days to a few months....
Back Pain and Depression
Back Pain and Depression
Chronic pain increases the risk of deveolping depression, but alternatively, depression also increases the risk of suffering from chronic pain conditions....
Back Pain and Evolution
Back Pain and Evolution
Low back pain is a common complaint in modern society - but is it caused by modern lifestyles or is it part of the evolution from an ape-like ancestor to humans that…...
Back Pain and Hernia
Back Pain and Hernia
A hernia happens when part of the body is pushed through a hole (usually a weakened area of muscle) in another part of the body. Hernias can be spontaneous),…...
Back Pain and Parkinson's Disease
Back Pain and Parkinson's Disease
Parkinson's disease is usually associated with shakes and awkward movements, but back pain and other pain in muscles and joints can be a common symptom....
Back Pain and Pregnancy
Back Pain and Pregnancy
Back apin is vdery common during pregnancy due to hormonal changes, changes in the centre of gravity and the growing foetus. Most pregnancy related back ache will…...
Back Pain and Shingles
Back Pain and Shingles
Shingles is very unpleasant, and can cause back pain, as well as pain elsewhere in the body. It is caused by the herpes varicella zoster virus - the same virus that…...
Back Pain Nearly Ruined My Pregnancy: A Case Study
Back Pain Nearly Ruined My Pregnancy: A Case Study
Having a baby is hard work, even if you are fit and healthy but a rough pregnancy, with constant back pain and sciatica can nearly ruin the whole experience....
Bad Back: A Sign of Too Much Surfing?
Bad Back: A Sign of Too Much Surfing?
Sitting hunched over a desk at a computer and surfing the internet for long hours can lead to back pain unless you take steps to strengthen your back and balance your…...
Bags, Backpacks and Back Pain
Bags, Backpacks and Back Pain
From tiny handbags for purses and keys to large rucksacks carrying enough for a camping weekend, bags are essential tools for everyday life. The bags that everyone…...
Can Back Pain Be all in the Mind?
Can Back Pain Be all in the Mind?
Back pain is one of the most common reasons for taking time off work. Back pain doesn't always have a physical basis - in some people, the pain is psychosomatic....
Can Shoes Cause Back Pain?
Can Shoes Cause Back Pain?
A beautiful pair of shoes or boots is an essential part of looking great, and makes the person wearing them feel really good. Wearing high heels, or any shoes or boots…...
Cauda Equina Syndrome
Cauda Equina Syndrome
Cauda equina syndrome is a very serious condition that requires immediate medical attention. If left untreated the patient may lose bowel and bladder sensation and…...
Causes of Back Pain: Herniated Intervertebral Disc
Causes of Back Pain: Herniated Intervertebral Disc
A herniated intervertebral disc is a common cause of back pain. This article discusses herniated discs including the causes, main symptoms and common treatment options....
Coccydinia
Coccydinia
Coccydinia is used to describe pain in the tailbone, called the coccyx. It can have many causes and treatments will vary on the severity and cause of the pain....
Dehydrated Discs
Dehydrated Discs
This article looks at the problems caused by Dehydrated Discs in the spine and looks at what can be done to alleviate the problem should it arise...
Facet Syndrome or Facet Joint Disease
Facet Syndrome or Facet Joint Disease
Facet syndrome is a form of back pain centred on the facet joints in the back. This can happen because of an injury, or in diseases like arthritis....
Healthy Eating and Back Pain
Healthy Eating and Back Pain
Healthy eating can help with back pain overall by improving general health and well-being....
How Does Your Bed Affect Your Back?
How Does Your Bed Affect Your Back?
Most people realise that their mattress can affect the health of their back but they do not understand why. Can a mattress really have such a detrimental effect on…...
How is Psoriasis Linked to Back Pain?
How is Psoriasis Linked to Back Pain?
Arthritis that is linked to psoriasis is an autoimmune disease that tends to affect the joints of the arms and legs. It can also involve the spine, causing severe and…...
Infection and Back Pain
Infection and Back Pain
Back pain can be a symptom of a number of different bacterial infections, including infections in the urinary tract, or in the spine....
Injuries and Trauma and Back Pain
Injuries and Trauma and Back Pain
Injuries and trauma occur due to many causes. Left untreated some injuries can have very serious consequences, so if a spinal injury is suspected, treat it as so until…...
Ligament Damage and Back Pain
Ligament Damage and Back Pain
Ligaments give the spine stability and damage can cause pain and instability of the joint. Treated with anti-inflammatory medication, most ligament damage could…...
Office Chairs And Back Pain
Office Chairs And Back Pain
This article looks at the part that incorrectly positioned office chairs can play in an individual's suffering of back pain and what steps can be taken to help…...
Osteoporosis and Back Pain
Osteoporosis and Back Pain
Osteoporosis is a disorder associated with reduction in bone mass, where the bones become weaker and more brittle. This leads to an increase in the risk of fracture.…...
Slipped Disc
Slipped Disc
This article asks what is a slipped disc and also what are the symptoms of a slipped disc....
Smoking and Back Pain
Smoking and Back Pain
Smoking is associated with back pain, with smokers reporting more frequent attacks of back pain, which are likely to last longer and be more severe....
Spinal Dislocation
Spinal Dislocation
Spinal dislocations are fortunately very rare, and are usually the result of a road traffic accident or a high-impact collision during sports. Immediate treatment is…...
Spinal Fractures
Spinal Fractures
Spinal fractures can be the result of a slip, fall, assault or road traffic accident. They can differ in seriousness but all will need medical attention. People with a…...
Spinal Stenosis Explained
Spinal Stenosis Explained
Spinal stenosis is caused by the narrowing of the spaces between structures of the spine. It is normally a product of the ageing process with the most common…...
Strains, Sprains and Back Pain
Strains, Sprains and Back Pain
A strain is the damage to a muscle or a tendon whereas a sprain relates to ligament damage. These conditions are painful though experts now believe that continued…...
Sudden Movements and Back Pain
Sudden Movements and Back Pain
Sudden movement accounts for the main cause of acute back pain. The muscles and ligaments are ususally the most affected areas. A few basic measures can be undertaken…...
Tilted Pelvis
Tilted Pelvis
This article looks at the condition known as Tilted Pelvis, what causes it and what can be done to cure it and also to prevent it from reoccuring...
Weight Gain and Back Pain
Weight Gain and Back Pain
The lower back, known as the lumbar region, supports the weight of the whole of the upper body. Gaining weight, as well as putting an extra strain on the knee and hip…...
What Is Fibromyalgia And How To Deal With It
What Is Fibromyalgia And How To Deal With It
Fibromyalgia is a condition that causes pain and aches in the muscles, ligaments and tendons. It is a chronic condition that can have a seriously detrimental affect on…...
What is Lumbar Spinal Stenosis?
What is Lumbar Spinal Stenosis?
Lumbar spinal stenosis is a lower back disorder that causes pain and discomfort as the nerves of the region become compressed due to narrowing of the spinal canal....
What is Sciatica?
What is Sciatica?
Sciaitca is a descriptive of a collection of symptoms. These symptoms stem from underlying conditons. It is often an intermittent complaint with each episode lasting…...
What is Spinal Muscular Atrophy?
What is Spinal Muscular Atrophy?
Spinal muscular atrophy is a rare genetic disease that affects the motor neurons, the specialised nerve cells that connect with muscle cells to bring about movement....
Who is at Risk of Developmental Back Pain?
Who is at Risk of Developmental Back Pain?
Developmental back pain is caused by abnormalities of the immature spine. There are three main types of developmental back disorder, sacral agenesis, Scheuemann's…...
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