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Scoliosis means that the spine curves to the side as compare to a normal straight spine. Read more…

“Slipped” or “ruptured disk” on the spine is commonly referred to the herniated disk. Usually the source of pain for neck, lower back, arms or legs are from a herniated disk. Read more…

Young athletes often get lower back pain may be due to stress fracture in one of the spinal bone which can be seen on X-ray. This condition is called the spondylosis and it usually affects the fifth lumbar vertebra in the lower back and, much less commonly, the fourth lumbar vertebra. Read more…

Coccydynia refers to a condition in the tailbone which will cause in soreness and irritation to the coccyx. There may be presence of bruise, dislocation or fracture of the tailbone. Most of the tailbone injury can be recovered over time with careful treatment. Read more…

Neck strain is often just called whiplash. Although it’s usually associated with car accidents, any impact or blow that causes your head to jerk forward or backward can cause neck strain. Read more…

Cervical radiculopathy is the impairment or damage of the nerve function resulting if any of the nerve roots close to the cervical vertebrae is compressed. Impairment to nerve roots in the cervical area may result in pain and the loss of sensation in different parts of the upper extremities, depending on the damaged root. Read more…

Cervical spondylosis is usually an age-related condition that affects the joints in your neck. It develops as a result of the wear and tear of the cartilage and bones are of the cervical spine. While it is largely due to age, it can be caused by other factors as well. Alternative names for it include cervical osteoarthritis and neck arthritis. Read more…

Congenital muscular torticollis also known as twisted neck or wryneck, where the baby’s head is tilted to one side and restricting the head movement. Congenital torticollis is whereby the sternocleidomastoid muscle which is the muscle that stretches from the head to the side of the neck is tight and shorter on one side, causing the head to be tilted to one side. Read more…

Acute or short-term low back pain generally lasts from a few days to a few weeks. Most acute back pain is mechanical in nature — the result of trauma to the lower back or a disorder such as arthritis. Pain from trauma may be caused by a sports injury, work around the house or in the garden, or a sudden jolt such as a car accident or other stress on spinal bones and tissues. Read more…

Sciatica describes the pain that spread from the lower back to the hips and buttocks then down to the leg. This pain is associated with the sciatic nerve and it normally involves one side of the body. Read more…

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