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Spinal diseases

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Last reviewed: May 2018

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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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Cervical spondylosis (degenerative spine condition) | 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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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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HLA-B27 - Lab Tests Online AU

Why and when to get tested for HLA-B27

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Ankylosing spondylitis - Lab Tests Online AU

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Ankylosing Spondylitis - Pain Conditions - painHEALTH

Learn about Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS) as a muscularskeletal pain condition to identify how you can approach AS in your co-management treatment plan

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Scoliosis

If the spine has a sideways curve, this is called scoliosis and is pronounced as (sco-li-o-sis)

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Ankylosing spondylitis | Arthritis Australia

What is ankylosing spondylitis? Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a condition that mainly affects the spine. The joints of the neck, back and pelvis become inflamed, causing pain and stiffness. The sacroiliac joints are commonly affected in AS. These joints connect the base of your spine (sacrum) to your pelvis. Other

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Kids' Health - Topics - Polio

Polio is a disease that used to cause problems all over the world, but now it only happens insmall parts of3 countries because children every where elsehave been immunised against polio.

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Poliomyelitis (polio)

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