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Resources for Spine, Shoulder, and Pelvis Disorders

Arthritis

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

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.

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

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

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.

Neck Problems

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

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.

Shoulder Problems

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

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,

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.

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.

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.

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.

Hip Replacement Surgery

Hip replacement surgery is a procedure in which a damaged hip joint is replaced with an artificial hip joint. It is most commonly recommended as a treatment for severe osteoarthritis or damage due to fracture.

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.

Osteoporosis

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

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.
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