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.
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.
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.
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.
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.