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What Is Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) in Babies?

Spinal muscular atrophy in babies is a genetic disease that causes the muscles to become weaker over time. Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is a serious...

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The Benefits of Physical Therapy for Torticollis in Children

Discover the benefits of physical therapy for torticollis in children. Practice these exercises with your child to improve or avoid torticollis...

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Neurogenic Claudication and Spinal Stenosis

Learn about the symptoms, anatomy, and treatment of neurogenic claudication, a classic symptom of lumbar spinal stenosis. Neurogenic claudication is...

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Neuralforaminal Stenosis Treatment

Learn about the main neuralforaminal stenosis treatment options. The good news is you may not need back surgery for this painful condition. If you...

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Spondylolisthesis

In spondylolisthesis, one spinal vertebra slips away from another and they aren't aligned. Learn about the causes, symptoms and how it is...

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5 Scoliosis Treatments You Should Know About

Scoliosis treatment decisions are limited, especially in the United States. Learn about conventional medicine treatment plus some alternatives....

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Spinal Conditions

Several spinal conditions can cause back and neck pain. Learn about such conditions like scoliosis and what treatment options you may have.

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Simple Wedge Fractures in the Cervical Spine

Simple wedge fractures in the cervical spine are a type of compression fracture. Learn more about this injury. A simple wedge fracture is a...

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What Is Spondylolisthesis?

Spondylolisthesis occurs when a vertebra slips out of its normal position. Learn about the different types, causes, and treatments of this condition....

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Tips for Preventing Degenerative Disc Disease

Preventing degenerative disc disease, aka DDD, is largely a matter of lifestyle. Get the facts about how you can slow age-related wear and tear. As...

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An Overview of Myelopathy

Myelopathy is any injury, neurological deficit, or inflammatory condition related to the spinal cord. It can affect any part of the spine. Myelopathy...

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10 Things Your Spine Surgeon Should Know Before Surgery

Spine surgeons are human, too, and as such may err. Here are 10 things to watch out for if you plan to have a procedure for your herniated disc....

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What is Lumbar Lordosis?

Lumbar lordosis means the natural inward curve of your lower spine is at an extreme angle. See how it's measured and why "normal" is hard...

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What Happens During a Whiplash Injury

What happens during a rear-end car collision or other neck trauma that leads to a whiplash? Find out and get some tips on how to minimize the damage....

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Flat Neck Syndrome Causes and Treatment

Flat neck syndrome is a posture problem that can cause pain but often doesn't. That said, it might change your posture for the worse. A normal...

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Myofascial Pain Syndrome and the Spasm Cycle

Learn about myofascial pain syndrome, which can include a cycle of pain, spasm, and then pain, in our comprehensive overview. Myofascial pain...

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Radiculopathy Overview: Symptoms, Causes, Treatment

Radiculopathy is often confused with sciatica, but there is a distinction between the two. Learn about symptoms, causes, and treatment. Radiculopathy...

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What Is Spinal Muscular Atrophy?

Spinal muscular atrophy is a genetic disease affecting the neurons that control muscles. Reviewed by a board-certified internal medicine physician....

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What Is Scheuermann's Disease?

Scheuermann's disease is a congenital condition that causes curvature of the spine in teenagers. Reviewed by a board-certified physical...

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Neuroforaminal Stenosis Defined

Neuralforaminal stenosis definition - learn about symptoms and causes, and find out how it differs from central canal spinal stenosis. Spinal...

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Flexion Bias and Your Back Pain

Find out the difference between the flexion and extension bias and how a directional preference helps classify back pain. With some back conditions,...

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5 Common Causes of Neck Pain

Here is an overview of five of the most common causes of neck pain, including how doctors go about diagnosing and treating these conditions. Your...

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Annular Fissure of the Intervertebral Discs

Annular fissures sometimes cause pain and sometimes don't. Learn more about them, including how they are diagnosed and treated. What is an...

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Treatments for Sacroiliac Joint Pain and Dysfunction

Sacroiliac joint derangement is also known as sacroiliac dysfunction. Few, if any SIJD treatments have proven effective by research. Find out why....

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What Is Spinal Stenosis?

With spinal stenosis, a narrowing of the spinal canal compresses the spinal cord and/or nerves. Learn its symptoms and causes, and how it's...

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Spinal Anatomy Including Transverse Process and Lamina

Learn about the anatomy of your spine including transverse process, spinal process, lamina, and pedicle, plus how they relate to pain. 1 Bones of...

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Inflammatory Arthritis: Types of Active Inflammation

Active inflammation may be used to diagnose inflammatory arthritis conditions and sacroiliitis. Learn about the different types. Active inflammation...

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Why the Scalene Muscles Get Tight

Scalene muscles in the neck often give problems because they're prone to a lot of tension. Learn about the muscles and why they get tight. The...

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