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.
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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 Texting Can Seriously Mess Up Your Spine

New research shows just how bad looking down at your phone is for your neck.