Articles about back pain


Superficial Layer of the Intrinsic Back Muscles

Last updated: 05/12/2021

The intrinsic back muscles are subdivided into 3 layers: the superficial layer, the intermediate layer, and the deep layer. The superficial layer of the intrinsic back muscles...

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Role of the Multifidus Muscle

Last updated: 05/12/2021

The multifidus muscle is a series of small, triangular muscle bundles located on either side of the spinal column that make up the 2nd layer of the deep back muscles. Composed...

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Spinal Tumors and Back Pain

Last updated: 05/12/2021

Most spinal column tumors have spread from another area of the body (metastatic), with the majority originally coming from tumors in the breast, prostate, kidney, lung or...

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Common Causes of Back Pain and Neck Pain

Last updated: 05/11/2021

Most cases of back or neck pain resolve within 2 to 6 weeks and are considered acute pain The most common cause of acute back or neck pain is a muscle injury, in which muscle...

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Pulled Back Muscle and Lower Back Strain

Last updated: 05/11/2021

Most episodes of low back pain are caused by damage to the soft tissues supporting the lower spine, including muscles, tendons, and ligaments.The lower spine, also called the...

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Upper Back Pain from Intercostal Muscle Strain

Last updated: 05/11/2021

An intercostal muscle strain refers to a muscle injury between two or more ribs. The intercostal muscles, commonly referred to simply as the intercostals, connect the ribs and...

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What Is Non-Radiographic Axial Spondyloarthritis?

Last updated: 05/10/2021

“Non-radiographic axial spondyloarthritis” is a mouthful. It is difficult to say, and even more difficult to understand for many. Its abbreviation, “nr-axSpA,” does not roll off...

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5 Tips to Manage Chronic Pain

Last updated: 05/10/2021

There is a growing body of evidence suggesting that understanding how pain works is a key strategy in managing it. Simply knowing the basics of how our brain and nerves work and...

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The Anatomy of the Ligaments in the Spine

Last updated: 05/09/2021

The spine has a number of ligaments that help bind the column as a whole. These ligaments connect the individual bones together, and they help form the intervertebral...

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Could My Back Pain Be Spine Cancer?

Last updated: 05/09/2021

For people who have severe back pain, it is natural to wonder whether or not the pain might be a sign of spinal cancer. While most back pain is unrelated to cancer or tumors, it...

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