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  • Arthritis

    Arthritis What is arthritis? Arthritis and other rheumatic diseases are characterized by pain, swelling, and limited movement in joints and connective tissues in the body. According to the CDC, nearl...

  • Chronic Pain

    Chronic Pain What is pain? Pain is an unpleasant feeling that lets you know that something may be wrong. It is one of the body's warning signals that indicates a problem that needs attention. Pain st...

  • Doctors and Specialists

    Doctors and Specialists Who treats conditions of the spine, shoulder, and pelvis? Conditions of the spine, shoulder, and pelvis may be treated by your doctor and/or other medical specialists and heal...

  • Facts About the Spine, Shoulder, and Pelvis

    Facts About the Spine, Shoulder, and Pelvis Click Image to Enlarge Facts about the spine The vertebral column, also called the spine or backbone, is made up of multiple vertebrae that are separated b...

  • Glossary - Spine, Shoulder, and Pelvis Disorders

    Glossary - Spine, Shoulder, and Pelvis Disorders | A | | B | | C | | D | | E | | F | | G | | H | | I | | J | | K | | L | | M | | N | | O | | P | | Q | | R | | S | | T | | U | | V | | W | | X | | Y | ...

  • Hip Problems

    Hip Problems What is the hip? Click Image to Enlarge The hip is defined as the region on each side of the pelvis. The pelvis bone is made up of three sections, including the following: Ilium. The bro...

  • Hip Replacement Surgery

    Hip Replacement Surgery What is hip replacement surgery? Click Image to Enlarge Hip replacement, also called total hip arthroplasty, is a surgical procedure to replace a worn out or damaged hip with ...

  • Kyphosis

    Kyphosis What is kyphosis? A normal spine, when viewed from behind appears straight. However, a spine affected by kyphosis shows evidence of a forward curvature of the back bones (vertebrae) in the u...

  • Low Back Pain

    Low Back Pain What is low back pain? Click Image to Enlarge Low back pain can range from mild, dull, annoying pain, to persistent, severe, disabling pain in the lower back. Pain in the lower back can ...

  • Neck Problems

    Neck Problems There are many conditions that affect the neck, which require clinical care by a physician or other healthcare professional. Listed in the directory below are some, for which we have pr...

  • Osteoporosis

    Osteoporosis What is osteoporosis? Osteoporosis, or porous bone, is a disease in which there is a loss of bone mass and destruction of bone tissue. This process causes weakening of the bones and make...

  • Pelvis Problems

    Pelvis Problems What is the pelvis? The pelvis is a basin-shaped structure that supports the spinal column and protects the abdominal organs. It contains the following: Click Image to Enlarge Click I...

  • Rotator Cuff Injury

    Rotator Cuff Injury What is rotator cuff injury? The rotator cuff consists of muscles and tendons that hold the shoulder in place. It is one of the most important parts of the shoulder. The rotator c...

  • Sciatica

    Sciatica What is sciatica? Sciatica, also known as lumbar radiculopathy, is a pain that originates along the sciatic nerve, which extends from the back of the pelvis down the back of the thigh. The s...

  • Scoliosis

    Scoliosis What is scoliosis? Click Image to Enlarge A normal spine, when viewed from behind, appears straight. However, a spine affected by scoliosis shows evidence of a lateral, or side-to-side curv...

  • Shoulder Dislocation

    Shoulder Dislocation What is dislocation of the shoulder? Click Image to Enlarge Dislocation of the shoulder means the displacement of the upper arm bone (humerus) out of the shoulder joint. The shou...

  • Shoulder Pain and Problems

    Shoulder Pain and Problems What is the shoulder? The shoulder is made up of several layers, including the following: Click Image to Enlarge Bones. The collarbone (clavicle), the shoulder blade (scapu...

  • Shoulder Problems

    Shoulder Problems There are many conditions that affect the shoulder, which require clinical care by a physician or other healthcare professional. Listed in the directory below are some, for which we...

  • Shoulder Tendonitis

    Shoulder Tendonitis What is shoulder tendonitis? Click Image to Enlarge Tendonitis of the shoulder is an inflammation of the rotator cuff and/or biceps tendon. Shoulder tendonitis is usually the resu...

  • Soft-Tissue Injuries

    Soft-Tissue Injuries What are soft-tissue injuries? Many activities can lead to soft-tissue damage of muscles, ligaments, and tendons. The result can be pain, swelling, bruising, and damage. Soft-tis...

  • Torticollis (Wryneck)

    Torticollis (Wryneck) What is torticollis? Torticollis, also known as wryneck, is a twisting of the neck that causes the head to rotate and tilt at an odd angle. What causes torticollis? The exact ca...

  • Treatment for Arthritis

    Treatment for Arthritis How is arthritis treated? Unfortunately, there is no cure for arthritis. The goal of treatment is often to limit pain and inflammation, while ensuring optimal joint function. ...

  • Whiplash Injury

    Whiplash Injury What is whiplash? Whiplash is an injury to the neck caused by the neck bending forcibly forward and then backward, or vice versa. The injury, which is poorly understood, usually invol...