Have a symptom?
See what questions
a doctor would ask.

Back pain

Back pain: Introduction

Back pain: Back pain is a symptom that can arise from many causes. It can range from a dull, annoying ache to absolute agony. Many cases of ... more about Back pain.

Back pain: Pain from the back or spine. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Back pain is available below.

Symptoms of Back pain

Treatments for Back pain

Home Diagnostic Testing

Home medical testing related to Back pain:

Wrongly Diagnosed with Back pain?

Back pain: Related Patient Stories

Back pain: Deaths

Read more about Deaths and Back pain.

Alternative Treatments for Back pain

Alternative treatments or home remedies that have been listed in various sources as possibly beneficial for Back pain may include:

  • Correct posture while sitting, standing, driving
  • Sleep on your back
  • Core strengthening exercise
  • Methysulfonylmethane (MSM)
  • Chiropractic medicine
  • more treatments »

Types of Back pain

Causes of Back pain

  • Back or spine disorders causing back pain:
    • Back strain (type of Strain) - caused by lifting or other straining of spine or back
    • Sciatica
    • Disc condition
    • Vertebral condition
  • more causes...»

More information about causes of Back pain:

Disease Topics Related To Back pain

Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, Back pain:

Back pain: Undiagnosed Conditions

Commonly undiagnosed diseases in related medical categories:

Misdiagnosis and Back pain

Leg cramps at night a classic sign: The symptom of having leg muscle cramps, particularly at night, is a classic sign of undiagnosed diabetes. However, there are also more »

Vitamin B12 deficiency under-diagnosed: The condition of Vitamin B12 deficiency is a possible misdiagnosis of various conditions, such as multiple sclerosis (see symptoms more »

Back pain: Research Doctors & Specialists

Research related physicians and medical specialists:

Other doctor, physician and specialist research services:

Latest Treatments for Back pain

Evidence Based Medicine Research for Back pain

Medical research articles related to Back pain include:

Click here to find more evidence-based articles on the TRIP Database

Back pain: Animations

Research about Back pain

Visit our research pages for current research about Back pain treatments.

Clinical Trials for Back pain

The US based website lists information on both federally and privately supported clinical trials using human volunteers.

Some of the clinical trials listed on for Back pain include:

Prevention of Back pain

Prevention information for Back pain has been compiled from various data sources and may be inaccurate or incomplete. None of these methods guarantee prevention of Back pain.

Statistics for Back pain

Back pain: Broader Related Topics

Back pain Message Boards

Related forums and medical stories:

User Interactive Forums

Read about other experiences, ask a question about Back pain, or answer someone else's question, on our message boards:

Article Excerpts about Back pain

NINDS Back Pain Information Page: NINDS (Excerpt)

Back pain is a symptom that can arise from many causes. It can range from a dull, annoying ache to absolute agony. Many cases of back pain are caused by stresses on the muscles and ligaments that support the spine. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Back Pain Information Page: NINDS)

Pain -- Hope Through Research: NINDS (Excerpt)

Back pain has become the high price paid by our modern lifestyle and is a startlingly common cause of disability for many Americans, including both active and inactive people. Back pain that spreads to the leg is called sciatica and is a very common condition (see below). Another common type of back pain is associated with the discs of the spine, the soft, spongy padding between the vertebrae (bones) that form the spine. Discs protect the spine by absorbing shock, but they tend to degenerate over time and may sometimes rupture. Spondylolisthesis is a back condition that occurs when one vertebra extends over another, causing pressure on nerves and therefore pain. Also, damage to nerve roots (see Spine Basics in the Appendix) is a serious condition, called radiculopathy, that can be extremely painful. (Source: excerpt from Pain -- Hope Through Research: NINDS)

Definitions of Back pain:

Acute or chronic pain located in the posterior regions of the THORAX; LUMBOSACRAL REGION; or the adjacent regions. - (Source - Diseases Database)


By using this site you agree to our Terms of Use. Information provided on this site is for informational purposes only; it is not intended as a substitute for advice from your own medical team. The information on this site is not to be used for diagnosing or treating any health concerns you may have - please contact your physician or health care professional for all your medical needs. Please see our Terms of Use.

Home | Symptoms | Diseases | Diagnosis | Videos | Tools | Forum | About Us | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Site Map | Advertise