In-depth

Back pain

Back pain is a common reason for health care visits and missed work. Home treatment and proper body mechanics can help you feel better.

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.

Kyphosis

Kyphosis, an abnormal rounding of the upper spine, may occur as a result of poor posture or disease, causing a hunchbacked appearance.

Rheumatoid arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis causes joint pain and swelling. Find out how it's treated and how to cope.

Sacroiliitis

Sacroiliitis is one cause of low back pain and discomfort. It's an inflammation of the sacroiliac joints, which connect the lower spine and pelvis.

Scoliosis

Scoliosis is an abnormal curvature of the spine. Most cases are mild, but severe cases may require treatment with braces or surgery.

Oct. 25, 2012