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I have a narrowed disc on X-rays of my back. What does this mean?
Would an inversion machine help my bad back?
I have had back pain for many years, and I am always taking pain-killing tablets. My doctor wants me to have a laminectomy, which he says will cure my problem. What sort of operation is a laminectomy?
I have had a laminectomy after I was told it was an operation that would help my severe sciatica. After the operation I still cannot walk and I am in severe pain. The neurosurgeon tells me nothing can be done. What would you suggest?
Please tell me all you know about spondylitis.
My doctor has diagnosed sciatica, is this a condition that will go away by itself, or is there anything that will alleviate the pain?
My doctor says my back X-rays show Scheuermann' s disease. What is this? Is it serious?
I am 86 and my backbone is twisting out of shape, it is not very painful, but I look like a pretzel. What can I do to stop this?
I have three young nephews with painful back problems. Two are mechanics and one a concreter. They have seen chiropractors without success. Where should they go and what should they do?
What sort of bed should a person with a bad back sleep on? Are water beds any good?
I have a terrible back pain that the doctors can' t fix. Both my parents died from bowel cancer, and I' m scared that I may have this too. Can bowel cancer cause back pain?
My doctor says my daughter has scoliosis. Can you explain what this really means?
The orthopaedic specialist told me my back pain was caused by a problem with the bones in the back called spondylolisthesis. He wrote the name down for me and tried to explain it, but I couldn' t understand him very well. Can you please tell me what this is?
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