Back pain can come on gradually or suddenly. Most back pain responds to home treatment within a few weeks.
Bone scans can help detect bone disorders and hidden fractures.
Learn about the types of problems that can cause foot pain.
Find out what diseases and conditions can cause hip pain.
Find out what could cause knee pain.
Find out what to expect before, during and after knee replacement surgery.
MRI uses a magnetic field and radio waves to create detailed images of the organs and tissues within your body.
X-rays are a form of radiation that can make images of your bones and internal organs.
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