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Conditions of the Spine

Back and neck pain can be caused by many things, from trauma, to posture and habits to infection and tumors. Read about the causes, symptoms, treatment and prevention of the many back and neck conditions and injuries.
  1. Osteoporosis and Fracture (7)
  2. Cauda Equina Syndrome (4)
  3. Meningitis (7)
  4. Spinal Diseases (1)
  5. Spinal Arthritis Conditions (0)

What is Torticollis?
Torticollis, aka wry neck or crooked neck, is a condition affecting your neck muscles. Find out more about torticollis.

Central Canal Stenosis Symptoms
Symptoms of central canal stenosis can be helped with core strengthening and body alignment. Learn more.

Sciatica
Sciatica is that pesky and sometimes excruciating pain down the leg that indicates there's a problem in your spine. It can be due to a number of things such as herniated disc or spinal stenosis .

Neuralforaminal Stenosis Symptoms
Neuralforaminal stenosis can cause pain and radiculopathy symptoms. How does that happen, and what does it mean?

Arthritis of the Neck - Cervical Spondylosis
Cervical Spondylosis is more readily understood as arthritis of the neck. A common condition, cervical spondylosis affects a large portion of the population, especially seniors.

Neuroforaminal Stenosis Defined
What is neuralforaminal stenosis? I asked a few medical doctors who are in the know.

Retrolithesis
Retrolithesis - A Definition.

Two Types of Spondylolisthesis
Retrolisthesis and anteriolisthesis are two types of spondylolisthesis. Find out what they are and what causes them.

Synovial Cyst
Find out why spinal synovial cysts should be taken seriously, and what treatments are available.

Neuralforaminal Stenosis Treatment
Most of the time, treatment for neuralforaminal stenosis may be limited to non-operative measures. Here are the main treatments for meuralforaminal stenosis.

Low Back Pain in Pregnancy - Low Back Pain Begun When You Are Pregnant
If you start having low back pain when you are pregnant, experts believe you have a 1 in 10 chance of having severe, debilitating back pain for at least two years after you have your baby. A 2009 study shows that an injection may help you manage low back pain begun in pregnancy.

Postural Alignment
Healthy postural alignment feels like ease through the musculoskeletal system. But if you do most of your activities of daily living with poor body mechanics, or are injured or stressed in any way, this ease may well be replaced with muscle spasm and spinal misalignment. Fortunately, there are ways to address the alignment of bones and/or their resultant effect on muscles, nerves and joints.

Scoliosis in Adults and Children
A lot of attention is rightfully focused on scoliosis in children - the earlier it is diagnosed, the better chances the patient has to minimize its effects for life. Scoliosis in adults deserves just as much attention - many of the long term effects of scoliosis can be addressed and managed with good results.

Spinal Stenosis
Spinal stenosis involves a narrowing of the spaces in the back bone. There are many possible causes for spinal stenosis, but osteoarthritis and aging are the main ones.

Arachnoiditis
Arachnoiditis is a chronic back pain conditions that often occurs as a result of something done to your spine.

Cervical Kyphosis - Loss of Cervical Curve
Cervical kyphosis is a common diagnosis for a loss of the cervical curve. Sometimes cervical kyphosis causes neck pain and sometimes it does not.

Genes that Cause Ankylosing Spondylitis
In October, 2007 scientists identified two more genes that cause ankylosing spondylitis. Now, with three known, they are just a few short years away from "nailing the disease".

Low Back Pain - Do You Have a Tilted Pelvis?
Tilted pelvis is a cause of low back pain that frequently causes low back pain sufferers to seek chiropractic care.

Scoliosis
Once the signs of scoliosis have been detected, immediate screening for spinal curvatures will offer the best chance for halting its progression.

Scoliosis Curves and Severity of Scoliosis
The severity of scoliosis curves determines when to stop screening and how this condition progresses during adulthood.

Spinal Stenosis - Quick Overview
Let About.com's ADAM Healthcare center give you a quick run down on spinal stenosis - what it is, how it is diagnosed and how it is treated.

scoliosis screening programs - Should Schools Screen Kids for Scoliosis?
scoliosis screening programs - Should Schools Screen Kids for Scoliosis?

Annular Tear-Annular Fissure-About Annular Tears and Fissures
Annular Tear-Annular Fissure-About Annular Tears and Fissures

What is Radiculopathy?
Radiculopathy is most often caused by a herniated disc. Radiculopathy can cause neck pain and back pain. There can be cervical radiculopathy or lumbar radiculopathy. Learn more about radiculopathy - causes, symptoms, treatment, diagnosis and more.

How Does Obesity Affect Spondylolysis or Spondylolisthesis?
If you are overweight or obese, and you have hyperextension injuries in your spine - for example sponylolysis or spondylolisthesis, you may wonder how the two conditions interact. Learn about how obesity may affect spondylolysis and spondylolisthesis.

Will My Obesity Cause Arthritis?
Obesity contributes directly to several types of back problems, including arthritis. Even if you are not morbidly obese, the health of your back and spine may be suffering because of your obesity. Obesity may be a factor in your degenerative spinal arthritis, and the back pain that goes with it.

Neurogenic Claudication
Neurogenic claudication is associated with lumbar spinal stenosis. Learn about neurogenic claudication and spinal stenosis.

Cobb's Angle and Scoliosis
Cobbs angle is a measurement taken in scoliosis patients. Measuring cobbs angle is done via an x-ray to determine scoliosis curvature.

When Do You Need to See a Doctor for Your Back Pain or Neck Pain?
Most of the time back pain, back aches and neck pain resolve on their own. But there some signs you should get them checked by a sign specialist or doctor. Your back pain, neck pain or back ache may be the sign of a red flag, or a serious problem. Examples are leg pain, back injury or radiating pain down legs or arms.

Flexion Bias - What is Flexion Bias
Flexion Bias - What is Flexion Bias

Active Inflammation
Active inflammation is a symptom of spondylitis. There are 4 types of active inflammation the doctor looks for when diagnosing spondylitis.

What is Sacroiliitis?
Sacroiliitis is a painful condition affecting the sacroilic joints. Learn who gets sacroiliitis, what the symptoms are and how it is treated.

Low Back Pain
Overview and treatment of low back pain from About's Healthcare Center.

What is Central Canal Stenosis?
Central canal stenosis may be genetic, but is often very much related to the way you live your life.

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