In-depth

Herniated disk

Back pain may mean you have a herniated disk — but not always. In fact, you can have disk herniation without pain. Here are the facts.

Pinched nerve

A pinched nerve occurs when pressure is applied by surrounding tissues. This pressure disrupts the nerve's function, causing pain, tingling or numbness.

Sciatica

The pain of acute sciatica can be excruciating, but it usually goes away in about six weeks. Learn how to feel better in the meantime.

Jul. 07, 2011