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Spine Conditions

Cervical Spondylosis

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Spine Cervical Spondylosis What it is Pain in the neck is common and may be a natural consequence of aging in people over 50. Like the rest of the body, bones in the neck (cervical spine) progressively degenerate as we grow older. Over time, arthritis of the neck (cervical...
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Whiplash

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Neck Whiplash Imagine yourself driving when a car behind you rear-ends your vehicle. The impact pushes your car forward. It takes about 100 milliseconds for your body to catch up to the forward movement. Your shoulders travel forward until they are under your head, and your neck...
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Lower Back Pain

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Spine Lower Back Pain More than 30 million visits were made to physician offices in 2002 because of back problems. Eight out of 10 people will experience back pain at some point in their lives. Low back pain is one of the most frequent problems treated by orthopaedic surgeons....
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Cauda Equina Syndrome

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Spine Cauda Equina Syndrome Low back pain is common and usually goes away without surgery. But a rare disorder affecting the bundle of nerve roots (cauda equina) at the lower (lumbar) end of the spinal cord is a surgical emergency. An extension of the brain, the nerve roots send...
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Cervical Fracture

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Spine Cervical Fracture The seven bones in the neck are the cervical vertebrae. They support the head and connect it to the shoulders and body. A fracture, or break, in one of the cervical vertebrae is commonly called a broken neck. Cervical fractures usually result from...
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Fracture Thoracic and Lumbar Spine

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Spine Thoracic and Lumbar Spine Fractures A spinal fracture is a serious injury. The most common fractures of the spine occur in the thoracic (midback) and lumbar spine (lower back) or at the connection of the two (thoracolumbar junction). These fractures are typically caused by...
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Neck Pain

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Neck Neck Pain Neck pain is a common complaint arising from strain, wear and tear or arthritis. Treatment for neck pain can range from anti-inflammatory medication to exercises or even surgery. Though rare, neck pain can be a symptom of a more serious problem. If you experience...
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Spondylolisthesis

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Spine Spondylolisthesis The most common cause of low back pain in adolescent athletes that can be seen on X-ray is a stress fracture in one of the bones (vertebrae) that make up the spinal column. Technically, this condition is called spondylolysis (spon-dee-low-lye-sis). It...
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Spinal Stenosis

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Spine Spinal Stenosis Spinal stenosis occurs when the space around the spinal cord narrows. This puts pressure on the spinal cord and the spinal nerve roots, and may cause pain, numbness, or weakness in the legs. As we age, the bone in our spines may harden and become overgrown....
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Scoliosis

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Spine Scoliosis Everyone’s spine has natural curves. These curves round our shoulders and make our lower back curve slightly inward. Some people have spines that also curve from side to side. Unlike poor posture, these curves cannot be corrected simply by learning to stand...
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