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A doctor checks a man for leg pain.

Does Your Leg Hurt When You Cough?

Find out why this question could help you get the right diagnosis and treatment for your back pain.

Two men strain their backs lifting a large box.

The Most Common Causes of Back Pain

The exact cause of back pain is not easy to determine. Fortunately, about 90 percent of cases improve on their own. Here's what you should know.

Two older women walking together on the sidewalk.

Don't Ignore Your Buckling Knees

If you feel your knees buckling, you could be risking a fall. Here's why you should pay attention to knee instability and some exercises that can help.

A doctor examines a woman with ankylosing spondylitis.

Who Diagnoses and Treats AS?

Effectively diagnosing and treating ankylosing spondylitis requires a multidisciplinary care team. These are the specialists you should see.

A woman with spinal stenosis back pain gets out of bed.

Spinal Stenosis Versus Vascular Claudication

Spinal stenosis can often be confused with a different condition called vascular claudication. Here's how you can tell the two apart.

A man checking his prescription bottles.

6 Signs That You Might Be Addicted to Opioids

Opioid addiction is a compulsive behavior that can develop even when you're using pain pills for a medical reason. These are the signs you might be addicted.

A chiropractor shows a woman a model of a human spine.

How to Choose the Best Chiropractor

Chiropractors treat back pain and other musculoskeletal problems. Here’s how to find the right one for you.

A man gets a back spasm while shoveling snow.

What to Do About Back Spasms

If you're susceptible to back spasms, this article can help you understand why they happen and what you can do to prevent them.

A man carrying a box grabs his lower back in pain.

What Causes a Herniated Disc?

About 10 percent of people have back pain from a herniated disc at some point in their lives. Learn what causes this painful condition.

A runner has knee pain from a Baker's cyst.

What is a Baker's Cyst?

Learn what causes this painful swelling behind the knee and what you can do to find relief.