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    In the “Conditions” part we provide the most complete and credible information on spine diseases and other conditions. All articles are reviewed and approved by our doctors. In this section you will find all necessary information about typical sig...

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Ankylosing Spondylitis

Ankylosing SpondylitisWhat is Ankylosing Spondylitis?Ankylosing Spondylitis is a type of arthritis which causes recurring inflammation of the spinal bones and other joints such as sacroiliac joints. It is a chronic disorder which is also known as Marie-Strümpell disease or Bechterew's syndrome. The symptoms of this condition include pain and sti...

Arthritis (Spondylosis)

Arthritis Definition, Causes, Risk Factors and Complications What is Arthritis of the Spine? Arthritis of the spine is actually a very common condition that occurs in people aged 65 or older. Arthritis does not directly refer to a single condition (although there is common Arthritis) but refers to a variety of illnesses that relate to the joi...

Atherosclerosis

Atherosclerosis What causes Atherosclerosis is unknown exactly, but it is a condition that occurs when arteries thicken and become stiff. Arteries are blood vessels that carry nutrients and oxygen from the heart to the rest of the body. They are normally elastic and flexible, allowing blood to flow freely. When they become thick and hard, the f...

Atlantoaxial Instability

Atlantoaxial Instability Definition Atlantoaxial Instability is a condition that is characterized by an excess in movement between the vertebrae in the neck known as the atlas and the axis. Speaking about Atlantoaxial instability definition, this condition is considered as a result of an abnormality in the bones or the ligaments. If the nerve r...

Back Muscle Spasm

Back Muscle Spasm Back muscle spasms occur when a muscle contracts spontaneously. If this happens abnormally near the spinal cord in the back and affects the nerve roots, it can cause a significant amount of pain. The muscles in the lower back work in harmony with the muscles of the abdomen. Without these muscles, the spinal column would be un...

Back Pain

The general definition of back pain is pain felt in any part of the back. Back pain can be an annoyance, or it can be excruciating and debilitating. It often results from, among other things, muscle problems and the degeneration of discs between the vertebrae. For some people, it develops because of muscle problems in the lumbar or lower spine....

Burns

Burns - Definition Burns can range from minor problems to life-threatening medical emergencies. Electricity and chemicals are known as the primary causes of burns. In children, scalding hot liquids are the most common cause of burns. Minor scalds and sunburns usually do not need to be treated by a physician and can be cared for at home, but ca...

Cervical Osteochondrosis

Cervical osteochondrosis is a condition that results when changes begin to occur in the cushioning discs which lie between the vertebrae in the neck. The changes in these discs cause changes in the neck vertebrae and joints themselves to also occur, resulting in compression of the nerve roots called osteochondrosis. This causes the height of the...

Cervical Radiculopathy

What is cervical radiculopathy? It is a condition that affects the nerve roots of the cervical or upper portion of the spine. The nerve roots that are usually affected are those of the sixth and the seventh cervical vertebrae. Damaged nerve roots can lead to pain or loss of feeling in the areas where the nerve passes through and the feeling can ...

Cervical Spondylosis

What is Cervical Spondylosis? Cervical Spondylosis is a broad term for the wear and tear changes that affect the vertebral or spinal discs in the neck due to aging. Over time, these discs begin to shrink and become dry, and signs of osteoarthritis, such as bone spurs, begin to develop. Cervical Spondylosis occurs very frequently. Over 90% of ...
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