Top Menu


Back Injuries


Your back is made of bones, muscles, and other tissues extending from your neck to your pelvis. Back injuries can result from sports injuries, work around the house or in the garden, or a sudden jolt such as a car accident. The lower back is the most common site of back injuries and back pain. Common back injuries include

These injuries can cause pain and limit your movement. Treatments vary but might include medicines, icing, bed rest, physical therapy, or surgery. You might be able to prevent some back injuries by maintaining a healthy weight, lifting objects with your legs, and using lower-back support when you sit.

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

Health Check Tools


Start Here

Treatments and Therapies

Diagnosis and Tests

Clinical Trials


Find an Expert


Prevention and Risk Factors

Journal Articles

Living With

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Community Health

Your Health Our Mission