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Diseases & Conditions : Spine, Shoulder, and Pelvis Disorders

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    • Arthritis

      Arthritis and other rheumatic diseases are characterized by pain, swelling, and limited movement in joints and connective tissues in the body.

    • Chronic Pain

      Chronic pain is longstanding pain that persists beyond the usual recovery period or occurs along with a chronic health condition, such as arthritis.

    • Common Disorders of the Spine, Shoulder, and Pelvis

      Detailed information on the most common disorders of the spine, shoulder, and pelvis, including arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, avascular necrosis, bursitis, hip problems, hip replacement, kyphosis, low back pain, neck problems, neck pain, torticollis,

    • Doctors and Specialists

      Detailed information on the physicians and specialists that treat disorders of the spine, shoulder, and pelvis

    • Facts About the Spine, Shoulder, and Pelvis

      Detailed anatomical description of the spine, shoulder, and pelvis, including full-color, labeled illustrations

    • Glossary - Spine, Shoulder, and Pelvis Disorders

      Glossary of terms relating to disorders of the spine, shoulder, and pelvis

    • Hip Problems

      Detailed information on the most common types of hip problems, including arthritis, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, traumatic arthritis, avascular necrosis, bursitis, trochanteric bursa, ischial bursa, and hip pointer

    • Hip Replacement Surgery

      This surgery may be considered as treatment after a hip fracture or for someone who has severe arthritis.

    • Home Page - Spine, Shoulder, and Pelvis Disorders

      Detailed information on the most common disorders of the spine, shoulder, and pelvis, including arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, avascular necrosis, bursitis, hip problems, hip replacement, kyphosis, low back pain, neck problems, neck pain, torticollis,

    • Kyphosis

      Kyphosis is a forward curvature of the spine. It is a type of spinal deformity and should not be confused with poor posture.

    • Low Back Pain

      Low back pain can range from mild, dull, and annoying to persistent, severe, and disabling pain. Pain in the lower back can restrict mobility and interfere with normal functioning.

    • Neck Problems

      Detailed information on the most common types of neck problems, including neck pain, torticollis, and whiplash injury

    • Online Resources - Spine, Shoulder, and Pelvis Disorders

      List of online resources to find additional information on spine, shoulder, and pelvis disorders

    • Osteoporosis

      Osteoporosis causes a loss of bone mass and destruction of bone tissue. The bones most often affected are the hips, spine, and wrists.

    • Pelvis Problems

      Detailed information on the most common pelvis problems, including pelvic fractures and osteitis pubis

    • Rotator Cuff Injury

      An injury to the rotator cuff, such as a tear, may happen suddenly when falling on an outstretched hand or develop over time because of repetitive activities.

    • Sciatica

      Sciatica is a pain that originates along the sciatic nerve, which extends from the back of the pelvis down the back of the thigh.

    • Scoliosis

      A spine affected by scoliosis shows a sideways curvature and a rotation of the vertebrae, giving the appearance that the person is leaning to one side.

    • Shoulder Dislocation

      The shoulder joint is the most frequently dislocated major joint of the body—often caused by a significant force that separates the shoulder joint's ball away from the joint's socket.

    • Shoulder Pain and Problems

      Detailed information on shoulder pain and the most common types of shoulder problems

    • Shoulder Problems

      Detailed information on the most common types of shoulder problems, including shoulder dislocation, shoulder tendonitis, and rotator cuff injury

    • Shoulder Tendonitis

      Shoulder tendonitis often occurs in sports that require the arm to move over the head repeatedly, such as in baseball, weight lifting, and racket sports.

    • Soft-Tissue Injuries

      Detailed information on the most common types of soft-tissue injuries

    • Topic Index - Spine, Shoulder, and Pelvis Disorders

      Detailed information on the most common disorders of the spine, shoulder, and pelvis, including arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, avascular necrosis, bursitis, hip problems, hip replacement, kyphosis, low back pain, neck problems, neck pain, torticollis,

    • Torticollis (Wryneck)

      Torticollis is a spasm of the neck muscles. It is usually caused by vigorous movement or injury—or by sleeping in an awkward position.

    • Treatment for Arthritis

      Detailed information on the most common treatments used for arthritis

    • Whiplash Injury

      Whiplash is an injury caused by the neck bending forcibly forward and then backward, or vice versa. The injury usually involves the muscles, discs, nerves, and tendons in the neck.