Scoliosis, an abnormal curve of the spine, is often diagnosed in childhood. Read on to learn about its causes, symptoms, and treatment options.
Here's what you need to know about kyphosis, also known as roundback or hunchback.
Osteoporosis is a bone disease that causes a loss of bone density, which increases your risk of fractures. Learn about its causes, risk factors, and treatments.
Ankylosing spondylitis is a form of arthritis primarily affecting your spine. It causes inflammation of the vertebrae that leads to chronic pain and disability. It's a…
A compression fracture of the back occurs when the bones of your spine collapse.
A fracture is a broken bone. Learn about the risk factors, symptoms, and treatments for different types of fracture.
Rickets is a disorder that can develop due to a lack of vitamin D, calcium, or phosphate. Learn about the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of rickets.
Hypercalcemia is a condition in which you have too much calcium in your blood. Although calcium is important for bone health and normal functioning in your body's organs…
Spondylolisthesis is a spinal condition in which one of the lower vertebrae slips forward onto the bone below. What causes it, and how is it treated?
Learn about brittle bone disease and what causes it. Find information on the types, symptoms, and treatment options.
Achondroplasia is one of the most common types of dwarfism. Learn about its causes, diagnosis, and treatment.
One of the nine types of muscular dystrophy, Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is a genetic condition characterized by progressive weakening of voluntary muscles that…
Becker muscular dystrophy is a genetic condition that damages muscles over time and results in tissue loss. Read about symptoms and treatment.
Basal cell nevus syndrome is a group of irregularities caused by a rare genetic condition. Learn about the symptoms and treatments for basal cell nevus syndrome.
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