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(bak), [TA]
1. Posterior aspect of trunk, below neck and above buttocks.
2. Vertebral column with associated muscles (erector spinae and transversospinalis) and overlying integument.
See: dorsum.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012


a. The part of the trunk of the human body along and to the sides of the spine between the neck and the pelvis; the dorsum.
b. The analogous dorsal region in other animals.
2. The backbone or spine.

back′less adj.
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(bak) [TA]
1. Posterior aspect of trunk, below neck and above buttocks.
2. Vertebral column with associated muscles (erector spinae and transversospinalis) and overlying integument.
See: dorsum
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012


(bak) [TA]
1. Area on a débridement instrument where lateral surfaces meet or are continuous to its formation.
2. Portion of instrument working-end opposite its face. Sickle scalers have a pointed back, curettes a rounded one.
3. Posterior aspect of trunk, below neck and above buttocks.
4. Vertebral column with associated muscles (erector spinae and transversospinalis) and overlying integument.
See: dorsum
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012

Patient discussion about back

Q. My son is complaining about back pain. I also see that his back isn't straight. What can we do? My son is a adorable 8 years old. He is complaining about back pain, that bothers him after he walks a little. I also saw that his back isn't straight and looks like a S. is this deformity connected to his back pain?

A. The normal shape of the spine is very similar to the "S" shape as you can see here
But even if his back isn't deformated, he has back pain and you need to take care of that by going to your pediatrician.

Q. I want to know the treatments for back pain

A. well, tester1234, you are asking a very general question. back pain is a symptom. and the best way to get rid of a symptom is by eliminating the cause. back pain have many causes- not sitting right, posture problems, Spinal disc herniation, muscles not strong and long enough, kidney problems sometime feels like lower back problems. i had a problem with posture. so i went to Rolfing therapist- really helped.

Q. I have a lower back pain for more than 3 months what should I do? I am a 55 years old man, and i work as a truck-driver. In the last 3 months i have a back ache that is disturbing my life. Its really annoying me. When I wake up I am usually fine, but after 10 minutes of driving the pain starts and it doesn't stop till I go back to bed. What can I do? my GP told me to take Tylenol, but it's just not helping.

A. A constant low back pain can be a result of a lot of things. A friend of mine (63 years old) had a back pain and she didn't pay enough attention to it assuming its just nothing. In the end it was due to metastatic lung cancer.
here you can see the major "Red Flags" that encourage you take an extra appointment with your GP

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The post Wawrinka outslugs Tsitsipas in marathon 'battle of the backhands' appeared first on Cyprus Mail .
This 6ft 6in Croat tower block of a man was systematically demolished and brought crashing to the ground by a succession of Roger Federer's finest and most ferocious backhands as the seventime champion became an eight-time history-maker on his very own field of dreams as well as becoming the oldest man to claim this golden, holy grail.
'But it's true that sometimes I was a little upset, because I know that my backhand is not quite what it used to be.'
The two-handed backhand stroke motion was captured using an eight-camera Eagle[R] motion system (Motion Analysis Corp., Santa Rosa, CA, USA) at a sampling rate of 500 Hz in an indoor tennis court.
Roger Federer reaches for a backhand in last night's match
Goffin saved that one before gifting Murray his fifth break as an over-hit backhand by the Belgian put the 28-year-old 5-0 ahead and on the verge of a straightforward victory.
Murray rather let Verdasco off the hook at 0-30 in the opening game of the second set, and then just missed a backhand on break point two games later.
" I was surprised by Paire in the first set as he has a good backhand.
After a poor start to the second set Murray regained the edge in the second game through another unforced error from Giraldo, before breaking once more in the seventh after the Colombian could only find the net with his backhand.
World number four Murray had arrived in California with high hopes after launching his 2012 campaign with a 14-2 win-loss record but his backhand let him down badly as he was beaten in straight sets at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden.
The Scot valiantly managed to save all of them as his higher-ranked opponent hit a one-handed backhand long and netted a return before bunting back a lofted slice that the sneaking-in Murray clinically put away at the net.
to my uncle, the cowboy The blood bay mare, deep red black with yellow, her mane in waves after we braided it, white blaze frosting her nose, and I took too long to comb her, patting her up under her belly the way a fourteen year old boy would do, and you snatched the brush away before I could get to cool her down with water, snatched her from my hands to your hands, from the soft wonder to a rough smack of a backhand as a threat, a backhand that beat a stallion until the white of its eyes came untied from the bone back of an eyeball's soft gel, and fear hit me the way tears light up like flames afraid to let themselves go when a child is made to know what animals must know, the beating down, blood and meat where spirit and song should be.