St. David's HealthCare

St. David's HealthCare is one of the largest health systems in Texas and Austin's third-
largest private employer, with more than 60 sites throughout Central Texas, including
seven hospitals, four urgent care centers, four ambulatory surgery centers, and two
freestanding emergency departments, with a third set to open in Bastrop this summer.

St. David's HealthCare has a long history of serving the residents of Central Texas
with exceptional medical care. Our 7,500 employees touch over 858,000 lives each
year with a spirit of warmth, friendliness and personal pride.

Visit our main website at www.StDavids.com

Health Library: Back Pain Information

General Overview

Back pain is an ache or discomfort in the back and spinal column. Back pain is very common, affecting most adults at some point in their lives.

Common back problems

Living With Back Pain

Managing chronic low back pain

Back pain is the second most common reason for visits to the doctor, and the third most common cause of surgery. Read here to find out what you can do if you suffer from chronic low back pain.

 

Living With Back Pain (Continued)

Chiropractic treatment: what you should know

Read here to find out what you should know about chiropractic treatment.

Preventing Back Pain

Traveling: it can be a real pain in the neck, the head, the back…

Read here to find out which muscle pains are common when traveling, and how you can help prevent and treat travel-associated aches and pains.

Exercise 101: back squat using free weights

Use this exercise to develop strength in your legs, hips, and back

Taking care of your back

One false twist, and you could be flat on your back. Here's what you can do to prevent—or treat—those painful aches and twinges.

Special Topics

When Emily's backpack weighs more than she does

Each year, children aged 5-14 go to the doctor for backpack-related pain. What is going on? And what can we do about it?

Natural and Alternative Treatments (By Condition)

 
 

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