Back Pain

If you have back pain or neck pain, you have a lot of company. About 8 in 10 people experience back pain at some point in their lives. Back or neck pain often goes away in time—60% of back pain is gone within a week and 95% within 12 weeks.

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Degenerative Disc Disease Was Causing My Crippling Back Pain, but Doctors Blamed My Posture, My Purse, Even MS

This 38-year-old woman visited countless medical experts over 4 years—and came away with countless misdiagnoses. Finally, one specialist actually read her MRI and discovered the real cause of her debilitating pain.

This Is Why Pain Meds Aren’t Helping Your Back Pain

A new study found that NSAIDs only worked for one in six people. Here's what you can do instead.

You Can't Blame the Weather for Your Aches and Pains, Says New Research

Two studies on back pain and arthritis-related knee pain have found no link between symptoms and outside temperature, air pressure, humidity, or precipitation. That means that contrary to popular belief, rainy days are not the cause of your back or knee pain.

How To Use a Foam Roller To Roll Out Your Back

Lauren Williams shows us how to relieve pain and tension in our back muscles using a foam roller. Simply lie down on the foam roller centered in the middle of your back, lift your hips slightly off the ground, and roll towards your upper back, and then roll towards your lower back. This stretch opens up the chest and back muscles for instant relief. Watch the video to see how!

More on Back Pain

5 Moves to Prevent Back Pain

Back pain is super common, especially as our lifestyles are becoming increasingly sedentary. Do not despair! There are ways to prevent and even lessen the effects of back pain. Watch this video to learn five exercises that you can add into your daily routine to strengthen your core and keep the aches and pains at bay. 

Move of the Week: Swan Dive

Working your abs in a prone position is an awesome way to target your back at the same time.

Get a Sexy Back With the Balance Row Workout Move

Want a strong and sexy back? Of course you do! Try this workout move from Jerry Owens, trainer to stars like Rachel McAdams, to get results.