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Prevent Back Pain

The best way to prevent back pain is to keep your back muscles strong. It’s much easier to prevent a back injury than to live with back pain.

Review Date: April 23, 2012

National Health Information Center - NHIC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Frequently Asked Questions About Chiropractic

This page provides answers to the most commonly asked questions the American Chiropractic Association (ACA) receives about chiropractic, including what conditions chiropractors treat, how to select a doctor of chiropractic, and more.

Review Date: October 31, 2012

American Chiropractic Association

4 Steps to Setting Up Your Computer Workstation

This step-by-step guide on setting up your computer workstation provides tips you can take to work safely and protect your back.

Review Date: May 22, 2014

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Back Exercises

This interactive tutorial demonstrates back exercises you can do on your own. The tutorial reviews common causes of back pain and offers back injury prevention tips. Learn the benefits of 12 back exercises and tips for doing them safely.

Review Date: February 21, 2012

NIH National Library of Medicine - NLM

Backpack Strategies for Parents and Students

Parents can take steps to help children load and wear backpacks the right way to avoid health problems.

Review Date: February 14, 2013

American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc.

Exercise: The Backbone of Spine Treatment- (PDF)

Spine experts agree that physical activity is important for people with low back pain. This brochure will show you how to stay active while controlling your pain, and how proper activity may help protect against recurring back pain.

Review Date: September 26, 2011

North American Spine Society

Exercise: The Backbone of Spine Treatment- (PDF)

Spine experts agree that physical activity is important for people with low back pain. This brochure will show you how to stay active while controlling your pain, and how proper activity may help protect against recurring back pain.

Review Date: September 26, 2011

North American Spine Society

Find a Doctor of Chiropractic

The American Chiropractic Association offers this search tool to help you find a doctor of chiropractor in your area.

Review Date: October 31, 2012

American Chiropractic Association

Find a Spine Doctor

This information is provided to assist the public in finding doctors who specialize in back care and surgery.

Review Date: December 04, 2012

North American Spine Society

Find a Spine Doctor

This information is provided to assist the public in finding doctors who specialize in back care and surgery.

Review Date: December 04, 2012

North American Spine Society

How to Prevent Back Pain

Watch this interactive tutorial on how to prevent back pain, and learn some simple exercises to strengthen your back muscles.

Review Date: February 21, 2012

NIH National Library of Medicine - NLM

Know Your Back Quiz

You've probably heard numerous recommendations about how best to take care of your back. Take this quiz to find out what's fact and what's fiction.

Review Date: March 14, 2012

North American Spine Society

Know Your Back Quiz

You've probably heard numerous recommendations about how best to take care of your back. Take this quiz to find out what's fact and what's fiction.

Review Date: March 14, 2012

North American Spine Society

Preventing Back Pain at Work and Home

Follow these guidelines for protecting your back when lifting heavy objects.

Review Date: February 18, 2013

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Scoliosis: Find a Specialist

Although SRS (Scoliosis Research Society) does not recommend or refer physicians, all SRS members listed have met strict SRS Fellowship requirements which include that a minimum of 20% of their practice is devoted to spinal deformities.

Review Date: December 04, 2012

Scoliosis Research Society

Straighten Up America: Healthy Child Version- (PDF)

Straighten Up America Healthy Child Version is a 3-minute spinal health program designed to help children feel and look their best. Through colorful illustrations, children can learn these daily exercises for promoting their spinal health, improving their posture, and preventing spinal subluxations.

Review Date: December 07, 2011

Association of Chiropractic Colleges

Test Your Back Health IQ

This quiz tests your knowledge of back health.

Review Date: March 22, 2011

American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

What Is Chiropractic?

Chiropractic focuses on the relationship between the body's main structures – the skeleton, the muscles and the nerves – and the patient's health. Most patients seek chiropractic care for back pain, neck pain and joint problems.

Review Date: October 31, 2012

Association of Chiropractic Colleges