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  • Kyphoscoliosis: What to know

    Kyphoscoliosis is an abnormal curvature of the spine in both the lateral — scoliosis — and forward — kyphosis — directions. It results in a complex three-dimensional shape, leading to a noticeable rounding or hunching of the back.

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  • Adults can develop scoliosis too

    Maybe you remember being screened for scoliosis in school. Or your own child has been treated to straighten a curving spine. But scoliosis is not restricted to children and adolescents; adults can develop scoliosis too.

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  • What is the prognosis for ankylosing spondylitis?

    The prognosis for ankylosing spondylitis can vary. The condition is lifelong and can cause disability. However, a person may still be able to live independently.

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  • Sciatica: What is it, and how can you ease the pain?

    If you have had a sharp pain shooting down one leg, you may be experiencing a condition called sciatica.

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  • What are back spasms, and can they be treated?

    "Oh, my aching back!" Everyone has uttered these words at some point, in response to the sharp, sudden pain that comes with back spasms. This article will explore the causes of back spasms, their symptoms and, most importantly, effective treatments. Whether you're experiencing your first spasm or seeking ways to prevent future episodes, understanding the triggers and what to do is key.

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Useful Links

  • American Academy Of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Cervical Spine Research Society
  • Scolliosis Research Society
  • The International Society For the Study Of the Lumbar Spine
  • North American Spine Society
  • Orthopaedic Trauma Association
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