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Anatomy of a Normal Spine

The spinal column is a stack of bones (vertebrae) that are separated by soft pads of tissue (disks). Each of these bones has a canal that runs top to bottom. Together these canals form a tunnel called the spinal canal.

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Understanding Your Back & Neck

A healthy back and neck allow you to move easily, without pain. Injury, poor posture, and overuse can damage parts of the back and neck. This can lead to pain and other problems.

Protecting Your Back & Neck

Good posture and body movements are the key ways to protect your back and neck and prevent injury.

Back Exercises

Tired of your aching back? Try a few of these exercises to help build a stronger, more flexible back.

Low Back Sprain - View "Low Back Sprain" video

A low back or lumbar sprain is one of the most common causes of pain in the lower back.

Caring for Your Back & Neck

Back or neck pain can often be relieved with simple self-care measures. Medications and exercise can also help.

Neck Exercises

Doing neck exercises daily stretches and strengthens the muscles in your neck. This helps relieve neck pain and stiffness, and makes injury less likely.

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