Overview & facts
Back pain may be mild or extreme, sudden or constant. What raises your risk and what can you do about it? Learn about back pain’s causes, risks, and prevention.
What is back pain?
Learn about the spine and get basic information on back pain.
Find out about common causes of lower back pain.
Problems with the spine’s discs may play a role in back pain.
An injury to the spinal cord can cause back pain and other problems. Find out more.
Learn about ankylosing spondylitis, a spine condition that causes back pain.
Use these tips at home, work, and play to protect your back.
The best way to avoid getting back pain is by keeping supple and flexible through regular exercise, lifting correctly and good posture.