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Lower back pain is a common cause for visits to the doctor. According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), low back pain is the most common cause of job-related disability. At least 80 percent of Americans will e...
It's normal to have an arch in your back. With lordosis, the arch is too far inward and may affect your ability to move. Learn about causes and treatment.
Your sciatic nerve begins at your spinal cord, runs through your hips and buttocks, and then branches down each leg. This nerve is your body's longest nerve and one of the most important ones. It has a direct effect on your ability to control and ...
Kyphosis, also known as roundback or hunchback, is a condition in which the spine in the upper back has an excessive curvature. The upper back, or thoracic region of the spine, is supposed to have a slight natural curve. The spine naturally curves...
Deformity of spine is any abnormality of the formation, alignment, or shape of the vertebral column.
Other names for deformity of spine include:
- curvy spine
- spinal deformities <...
The spine is a shaft comprised of over 25 small bones called vertebrae that support the upper body. The cervical spine (C-spine) is the upper portion, comprised of 7 vertebrae.