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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 common conditions that cause pain, swelling, and limited movement. They affect joints and connective tissues around the body. Millions of people in the U.S. have some form of arthritis. Arthritis means inflammation of a joint. A joint is where two or more bones meet. There are more than 100 different arthritis diseases. Rheumatic diseases include any condition that causes pain, stiffness, and swelling in joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments, or bones. Arthritis is usually chronic, which means that it is ongoing.

  • Treatment for Arthritis

    Detailed information on the most common treatments used for arthritis

  • Shoulder Dislocation

    A dislocated shoulder means the upper arm bone called the humerus has moved out of the shoulder joint. It can cause pain, swelling, numbness and difficulty moving the shoulder.

  • 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

  • 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

    A spine affected by kyphosis has a forward curvature of the back bones (vertebrae) in the upper back area, giving an abnormally rounded or "humpback" appearance.

  • 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

    Your rotator cuff allows you to life your arms and reach upward. The rotator cuff is at risk for injury or degeneration due to repetitive activities. Rest, strengthening and stretching exercises and other therapies can help treat a rotator cuff injury.

  • Sciatica

    Sciatica, also called lumbar radiculopathy, is a pain that originates along your sciatic nerve, the largest nerve in the body. The pain extends from the back of your pelvis down the back of your 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

    Tendonitis of your shoulder is an inflammation of your rotator cuff or biceps tendon. Your rotator cuff consists of the muscles and tendons in your shoulder. They connect your upper arm bone to your shoulder blade.

  • Whiplash Injury

    Whiplash means your neck was bent forcibly forward and then backward, or vice versa.

  • Torticollis

    Torticollis is a condition in which the neck is twisted and causes the head to rotate and tilt at an odd angle. The cause of torticollis is unknown, but treatment can help.

  • 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

    Hip replacement, also called total hip arthroplasty, is a surgical procedure to replace a worn out or damaged hip joint with a prosthesis (an artificial joint). This surgery may be an option after a hip fracture or for severe pain due to 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 is a disease that causes weak, thinning bones. This leaves the bones at greater risk of breaking. The bones most often affected are the hips, spine, and wrists.

  • Low Back Pain

    Everyone has experienced low back pain at one time or another. Most people can recover from low back pain with home treatment such as activity modification, weight loss, quitting smoking and other steps. Sometimes medication or surgery is needed.

  • Cervical Spondylosis

    Cervical spondylosis is a type of arthritis that affects your neck. This condition becomes more common with age, and most people who are older than 60 have it.

  • Spinal Cord Tumor Overview

    A tumor forms when an abnormal cell proliferates to form a mass of abnormal cells. Spinal cord tumors are tumors that form on the spinal cord or in the area around it