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Spine, Shoulder, and Pelvis Disorders

  • Facts About the Spine, Shoulder, and Pelvis

    Detailed anatomical description of the spine, shoulder, and pelvis, including full-color, labeled illustrations

  • Arthritis

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

  • Treatment for Arthritis

    Detailed information on the most common treatments used for arthritis

  • 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

  • Glossary - Spine, Shoulder, and Pelvis Disorders

    Glossary of terms relating to 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

  • Online Resources - Spine, Shoulder, and Pelvis Disorders

    List of online resources to find additional information on spine, shoulder, and pelvis disorders

  • 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 Pain and Problems

    Detailed information on shoulder pain and the most common types of shoulder problems

  • 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,

  • Soft-Tissue Injuries

    Detailed information on the most common types of soft-tissue injuries

  • 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

    This surgery may be considered as treatment after a hip fracture or for someone who has severe arthritis.

  • 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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