Back pain is one of the most common nerve-related illnesses in the U.S. Keeping your spine in good health is one way to avoid back pain. Learn more about your spine and back pain by taking this quiz, based on information from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
Don't slouch while sitting or standing
Don't stand or work in any 1 position for a long time
Sleep on your side with your knees drawn up
Try to reduce stress in your life that causes muscle tension
Francesca Torriani, MD
Medical Director, Infection Prevention and Clinical Epidemiology
UC San Diego | School of Medicine