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Spinal Conditions

A variety of spinal conditions, such as scoliosis, can cause back and neck pain. Learn how they are diagnosed and what options you may have for treatment.
A physical therapist and a young girl in a scoliosis brace.
Using Physical Therapy for Scoliosis
Doctor examining chest x-ray film of patient at hospital
An Overview of Myelopathy
Beautiful little boy on wheelchair smiling and looking with admiration at his unrecongizable physical therapist
What to Know About Treatment of Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
Child in wheelchair with parents
Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) Diagnosis Includes Several Types of Tests
Child at home in a wheelchair
Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)—a Rare Type of Muscle Weakness
Explaining spinal nerves and spine structure
Facetectomy: Uses, Procedure, & Results
spinal cord
Everything You Need To Know About Spinal Cord Compression
before surgery
10 Things Your Spine Surgeon Should Know Before Surgery
Senior couple walking in the woods hand in hand
Tips for Preventing Degenerative Disc Disease
Child physiotherapist examining patient spine
5 Scoliosis Treatments You Should Know About
Doctor consulting with patient Back problems Physical therapy concept
Painful Facet Joints? It Could Be Hypertrophy
Annular fissure
Annular Fissure of the Intervertebral Discs
Senior man with back pain. Spine physical therapist and paient. chiropractic pain relief therapy. Age related backache
Neuroforaminal Spinal Stenosis
Mature woman showing medical professional her painful arm
Diagnosing Cervical Radiculopathy
Doctor looking a spine figure with her patient
Learn About the Symptoms and Causes of Central Canal Stenosis
a jogger stretching and touching her toes
How Flexion and Extension Bias Help Classify Back Pain
Neuralforaminal Narrowing Treatment
Ways to Abate Symptoms Related to Neuralforaminal Narrowing
Vertebral column
Is Your Back Pain Caused by Spinal Synovial Cysts?
A doctor examines a young patient's spine.
Unraveling the Mystery of Scoliosis
Back problems.
Risks of Spinal Fusion for Degenerative Disc Disease
Xray image of arthritic spine.
Is the Pain in Your Neck Cervical Spondylosis?
Doctor checking senior mans back in examination room
10 Different Types of Back Pain Healthcare Providers
Doctor looking at an x-ray of a patient's neck while performing an exam
Does a Referral to a Spine Surgeon Mean Surgery?
Senior women doing ore stabilization workout on exercise balls
The Consequences of Spinal Instability
Woman rubbing sore neck
How to Prevent Your Scalene Neck Muscles From Being Tight
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Traction Spurs and Other Conditions of the Spine
A woman with shoulder and back pain
What is Spondylolisthesis?
Vertebra or spinal bone
Vertebral Body and Spinal Compression Fractures
Surgeons handing forceps in operating room
Are You a Candidate of Spine Surgery for Your Retrolithesis?
Tired office worker suffering from neck pain
5 Common Causes of Neck Pain
Woman with neck and shoulder pain
Myofascial Pain Syndrome and Spasm Cycle
Senior man with neck pain.
Spinal Fractures or Degenerating Discs in the Elderly
Cervical kyphosis is a reversing of the natural curve in the neck (or low back.)
When Can a Straight or Flat Neck Become Problematic?
Sacroiliac joint seen from above.
The Controversy Over Sacroiliac Joint Pain Treatments
Man with broken neck reading
How to Treat a Broken Neck
A man telling his doctor about his back problems.
Learn About the Causes and Treatment of Annular Fissure
Surgeon talking with senior patient lying on bed in hospital ward
Spinal Degeneration Can Happen After Fusion or Other Back Surgery
Annular tear and irritated spinal nerve root
Three Ways Your Spinal Discs May Be Causing You Back Pain
Teenage girl at the doctor with back pain
Scheuermann's Disease Causes Abnormal Curvature of the Spine in Teens
A doctor and his patient looking at an x-ray
The Symptoms, Anatomy, and Treatment of Neurogenic Claudication
Close up unhealthy mature woman touching back, sitting on bed
How Sciatica Is Treated
Neck bones
Simple Wedge Fractures of the Neck
Physiotherapy on a woman's neck
Torticollis Symptoms and Treatment
Cobb Angle Measurement
Why the Cobb Angle Is Used to Diagnose Scoliosis
Man sitting on bed with backache
Find Out If You Have Cauda Equina Syndrome Symptoms
Sciatic back pain
Are Back Mice Real?
A woman in a wheelchair painting on an easel
The Causes, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Spina Bifida
A spine doctor talking to her patient
Clay Shoveler's Fracture Is an Occupational Injury
Woman holding her back
What is Lumbar Lordosis?
surgeons in an operating room
What to Know About Dural Sac Tears During Spinal Surgery
Top-and side-view illustration of spinal stenosis
Everything You Need to Know About Spinal Stenosis
Sacroiliac and low back pain
Inflammatory Arthritis: Types of Active Inflammation
Woman with backache, massaging her back.
Radiculopathy Overview: Symptoms, Causes, Treatment
Young male doctor holding model spine in front of blonde woman with her back to the camera
Arachnoiditis: A Rare and Painful Spine Condition
Nerve cells.
Spinal Nerve Roots and Dermatomes
Boy in wheel chair holding a ball
An Overview of Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
Female doctor and surgeon in discussion over spine model in clinic
The 6 Types of Spondylolisthesis
Whiplash Depiction
What Happens During a Whiplash Injury
Male doctor explaining the spine to senior patient
How to Find Treatments for Hyperkyphosis in Seniors and the Elderly
The spine, ribs, pelvis and sacrum
The Anatomy of the Spine Including Transverse Process and Lamina