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Spinal diseases

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Last reviewed: May 2018

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Cervical Spondylosis | myVMC

Cervical Spondylosis is a spinal cord disorder mainly affecting people over 40 years. It causes severe neck pain and restricted neck and shoulder movement.

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Brain Foundation | Transverse Myelitis

Transverse Myelitis Transverse Myelitis Description Transverse myelitis is an inflammatory disorder of the spinal cord leading to loss of muscle power, sensory symptoms (pins and needles) and bladder and bowel dysfunction

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Scoliosis

Scoliosis is an abnormal sideways curve of the spine.

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Scoliosis - myDr.com.au

Scoliosis means an abnormal lateral (sideways) curvature of the spine. Find out about the diagnosis and treatment of this condition.

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Scoliosis in children and teenagers | Raising Children Network

Scoliosis is a sideways curving and turning of the bones of a childs spine. Get essential information on scoliosis symptoms, tests and treatment.

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Kyphosis (Scheuermann's disease; Roundback; Hunchback; Postural kyphosis) | myVMC

Kyphosis refers to curvature of the spine which produces a hunched back. It is may induced by arthritis, fractures in osteoporosis or a slipped disc.

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Juvenile-onset ankylosing spondylitis | myVMC

Juvenile-onset ankylosing spondylitis (arthritis of the spine) is an inflammatory condition which begins in childhood. The joints of the spine stiffen.

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Neck Pain | myVMC

Information on the symptoms, treatment and diagnosis of Neck pain and stiff neck by professional health specialists.

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Ankylosing Spondylitis | myVMC

Ankylosing spondylitis is a chronic inflammatory disease affecting the spine and sacroiliac (pelvic) joints. It causes pain or stiffness of the back.

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HLA-B27 - Lab Tests Online AU

Why and when to get tested for HLA-B27

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