Spine, Shoulder, and Pelvis Disorders

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

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.

Taking arthritis medication is important, but what you do for yourself, including exercising, doing relaxation exercises and managing your emotions and attitudes, is just as crucial to your ability to lead an active, productive life.

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

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,

Detailed information on the healthcare providers and specialists who treat disorders of the spine, shoulder, and pelvis

The hip is one of the most stable joints in the body. But because it bears your body weight, it is more likely to develop arthritis because of the extra pressure. Another common hip problem is bursitis.

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,

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."

Detailed information on the most common types of neck problems, including neck pain, torticollis, and whiplash injury

Detailed information on the most common pelvis problems, including pelvic fractures and osteitis pubis

Your rotator cuff is one of the most important parts of your shoulder. Read on to learn details about rotator cuff injury, from symptoms and diagnosis to treatment.

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.

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

Detailed information on the most common types of shoulder problems, including shoulder dislocation, shoulder tendonitis, and rotator cuff injury

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,

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

Shoulder tendonitis is an inflammation of your rotator cuff or biceps tendon. Read on for details about this condition.

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

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.

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 (total hip arthroplasty) is surgery to replace a worn out or damaged hip joint. The surgeon replaces the old joint with an artificial joint (prosthesis). This surgery may be a choice after a hip fracture or for severe pain because of arthritis.

Chronic pain is longstanding pain that persists beyond the usual recovery period or occurs along with a chronic health condition, such as arthritis.

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.

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

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.

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

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