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Back Conditions

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Back Conditions

11 Back Conditions

Ankylosing spondylitis

Symptoms Include:
Pain

 

(swelling of the spine’s joints) – this produces discomfort and stiffness that is usually worst in the morning and becomes better with activity.

Back pain

Symptoms Include:
Pain

 

Back pain affects almost everyone at some point in their lives. Learn how to prevent back pain, what to do if you do have back pain, and how to receive help for persistent back pain.

Pins and needles

Symptoms Include:
Tingling | Numbness

 

A prickling, burning, tingling, or numbing feeling is known as pins and needles. It commonly manifests in the arms, legs, hands, and feet. It normally does not cause any discomfort. It can make you feel numb or itchy. Pins and needles are normally just transient, although they can endure a long period (chronic).

 

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Raynaud’s

Sciatica

Symptoms Include:
Pain

 

Sciatica causes pain, numbness, tingling, and weakness in the lower back, buttocks, legs, and feet and can result from irritation of the nerve that travels from the lower back to the feet.

Slipped disc

Symptoms Include:
Back pain | Limb pain | Stiff neck | Numbness

 

When a soft cushion of tissue between the bones in your spine pulls out, it’s called a slipped disc. If it presses on nerves, it hurts. Rest, light exercise and medicines usually help it get better gradually.

Spina bifida

Symptoms Include:
Muscle weakness | Unable to move | Incontinence | Leaking of urine

 

When a baby’s spine and spinal cord do not develop normally in the womb, a gap in the spine develops. Women who have a family history of spina bifida or partners who have a family history are more likely to have a child with the condition.

 

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Paralysis

Spinal muscular atrophy

Symptoms Include:
Muscle weakness | Difficulty walking | Difficulty swallowing | Shortness of breath

 

SMA (spinal muscular atrophy) is a hereditary disorder that causes muscle weakness and movement issues. Although it is a serious disorder that worsens over time, there are therapies available to assist in managing the symptoms.

Spondylolisthesis

Symptoms Include:
Pain | Swelling | Bruising | Reduced movement

 

(a slipped spinal bone) — this can cause lower back discomfort and stiffness, as well as numbness and tingling sensations.

 

Related Conditions:
Back pain

Sports injuries

 

Although the advantages of sports and exercise much exceed the hazards, accidents can occur from time to time.

 

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Sprains and strains

Sprains and strains

Symptoms Include:
Pain | Swelling | Bruising | Reduced movement

 

Sprains and strains of the muscles and ligaments are common injuries. They can affect anyone, but they are more common in athletes. The majority of illnesses can be treated at home without the need to see a doctor.

Whiplash

Symptoms Include:
Pain | Stiffness | Muscle spasm | Headache

 

Whiplash is a type of neck injury produced by sudden forward, backward, or sideways movement of the head.
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