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  • Early spinal patterns may predict scoliosis in teen years

    A pediatric researcher has identified patterns of spinal curvature in younger children that may be likely to develop into scoliosis by adolescence. Accurately predicting scoliosis, a common, abnormal curvature of the spine, may set the stage for the first-ever methods to prevent the potentially disabling condition.

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  • Smartphone Slouching' More Serious Than It Sounds

    The health risks that spring from poor posture while using mobile devices don't concern many Americans, a new survey finds. But maybe it should. Poor posture can lead to health issues such as chronic pain in the back, neck and knees, circulation problems, heartburn and digestive problems, according to researchers from the Orlando Health system in Florida.

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  • Overview of the Lumbosacral Joint (L5-S1)

    The L5-S1 junction, located between the lumbar curve (which sweeps forward) to the sacral curve (which opposes the direction of the lumbar curve and goes backward) is particularly vulnerable to misalignment, wear and tear, and injury.

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  • Symptoms of a Spinal Tumor

    While some spinal tumors have no symptoms, most eventually lead to back pain and could also cause neurological deficits, such as numbness or weakness. Spinal tumor symptoms can vary greatly based on where the tumor is located and whether or not it is cancerous.

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  • Posterior Disc Bulge vs. Herniated Disc

    With so many descriptive terms and glossary items for disc-related problems, it's easy to get overwhelmed when researching your diagnosis. We'll distinguish between two common intervertebral disc conditions: the bulging disc and the herniated disc.

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