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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.

Podiatrist examines a patient's bunion.

How to Get Rid of Bunion Pain

You don't have to accept foot pain from bunions as a fact of life. These simple solutions can help you reduce bunion foot pain.

Woman holding lower back with pain from sciatica.

What Causes Sciatica?

Sciatica is a common cause of back pain that can happen when spinal stenosis or a herniated disk irritates the sciatic nerve.

Older woman discusses rheumatoid arthritis fatigue with her doctor.

15 Ways to Ease Rheumatoid Arthritis Fatigue

If you struggle with fatigue from rheumatoid arthritis, tell your doctor and try these 15 tips to help boost your energy levels with RA.

A man with gout rubs his foot.

What Is Gout?

Gout is an extremely painful rheumatic disease. Learn why it happens, and the treatments and diet changes that can help you find relief.

Doctor reviews spinal X-ray with patient.

Why You Should Wait On That Back Pain Test

Getting X-rays or other tests done right after an initial episode of low back pain could lead to costly, harmful, and unnecessary treatments.

Woman touches the back of her neck.

When to See a Doctor for Neck Pain

Most neck pain is short lived. Find out how to tell if your neck pain is more serious, and the symptoms that signal you should see a doctor.

A woman holds an ice pack on her knee.

What to Do for Knee Pain

Learn the best ways to use heat and ice to ease knee pain from osteoarthritis.

Spine highlighted on an X-ray.

What Else Causes Back Pain?

Learn about inflammatory and other medical conditions that can affect the spine and lead to back pain.

Doctor shows woman a model of a human spine

Spine Anatomy: Your Back as a Shock Absorber

Have you ever wondered how your spine fits together? Take a look at the anatomy of this crucial part of your body.