In-depth

Definition

Banish back pain

Lifestyle and home remedies

Exercise and chronic disease

Prevention

Office ergonomics

Is poor ergonomics contributing to aches and pains at work? Put your desk to the test — and make simple adjustments for comfort.

Risk factors

Stress symptoms

Aches and pains, irritability, and crying spells may have an unexpected source — stress. Recognize these and other signs and symptoms so that you can take action.

Symptoms

Symptom Checker

Foot pain? Headache? Sore throat? Skin rash? Use the Symptom Checker to find out what's causing your symptom.

Tests and diagnosis

Bone scan

CT scan

MRI

MRI uses a magnetic field and radio waves to create detailed images of the organs and tissues within your body.

Ultrasound

Urinalysis

Urinalysis can be used to assess your overall health, detect a wide range of disorders, or monitor a medical condition or treatment.

X-ray

Treatments and drugs

Spinal fusion

Spinal fusion surgery can be used to improve spinal stability, correct deformities and, in some cases, reduce pain.

Spinal injury: First aid

How to administer first aid for a spinal injury.

June 17, 2015