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Spine and back conditions

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Spine and back conditions

The most common symptom of any spine and back condition is back pain. Medical conditions causing spine and back disorders include mechanical problems such as intervertebral disc degeneration, injuries, acquired diseases like scoliosis and arthritis, infections like osteomyelitis, tumors both benign and malignant, pregnancy, renal stones, muscle pains and stress. Basic management includes rest, heat and ice, medicines to reduce inflammation, maintaining an ideal weight, getting regular aerobic exercise, and improving posture. Treatment must be directed at the cause.

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