Spine

Spine Conditions

Back Pain

Sharp or aching pain usually in the back usually resulting from arthritis or injury. Back pain may be a short-term or chronic condition. Back pain can be caused by many factors, such as injury or disease. Learn about risks, tests and treatments for back pain.

 


 

Cervical Radiculopathy

More commonly known as a pinched nerve, cervical radiculopathy is an injury near the root of a spinal nerve that causes pain that may radiate into the neck, shoulder and arm. Learn about risks, tests and treatments for cervical radiculopathy.

 


 

Degenerative Disc Disease

This condition is not a disease, but rather the natural degeneration in the discs between the vertebrae caused by age. Learn about risks, tests and treatments for degenerative disc disease.

 


 

Facet Joint Syndrome

There are two facet joints at the back of each vertebra that connect it to the vertebrae above and below it, allowing the spine to bend. Facet joint syndrome is pain in these joints. Learn about risks, tests and treatments for facet joint syndrome.

 


 

Herniated Discs

Herniated discs - also known as slipped, bulging or ruptured discs - occur when the inner layer of a disc between the vertebrae in the spine squeezes through the outer layer and into the spinal column, putting pressure on the nerves. Learn about risks, tests and treatments for herniated discs.

 


 

Osteoporosis

This disease is a loss of bone density and strength that cause bones to become fragile and more likely to break. If not prevented or if left untreated, osteoporosis can progress painlessly until a bone breaks. It affects women more often than men, and usually happens after menopause. Learn about the risk factors, tests and treatments for osteoporosis.

 


 

Paget's Disease

Paget's disease of bone affects the normal process of the bones whereby old bone is replaced with new bone, which is weaker than normal bone and can cause pain and beak more easily. It typically occurs in the spine, collarbone, pelvis and legs. Learn about the risk factors, tests and treatments for Paget's disease.

 


 

Sciatica (Lumbar Radiculopathy)

The sciatic nerve - which is the body's longest nerve - runs from the spinal cord through the buttocks and down the back of the legs. Sciatica is pain that radiates along the path of this nerve. Learn about risks, tests and treatments for sciatica.

 


 

Scoliosis

Scoliosis is a twisting or curving of the spinal column that gets progressively worse. Typically, scoliosis affects girls more often than boys and symptoms gradually begin appearing after age 10. Learn about risks, tests and treatments for scoliosis.

 


 

Spinal Stenosis

Spinal stenosis is a narrowing in the spine that affects the spinal cord or the nerves in the spinal column. Spinal stenosis is commonly caused by bone damage in the vertebrae. Learn about risks, tests and treatments for spinal stenosis.

 


 

Spondylolistheis (Stress Fracture)

Spondylolisthesis occurs when a vertebra in the lower spine slips forward and onto a bone below it. Learn about risks, tests and treatments for spondylolistheis.

 

 


 

Tailbone Pain (Coccydynia)

Commonly referred to as the tailbone, the coccyx is the bony tip located between the buttocks. Coccydynia is an inflammation and pain of the tailbone. Learn about risks, tests and treatments for tailbone pain.

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