Category Archives for Skeletal System

Back Pain

Commonly known as dorsalgia, back pain is a medical condition in which a patient experiences sharp or dull pain in the right, left, upper and lower parts of the back. The pain can be felt in one part or it can radiate in the other parts. To ensure that the condition is not serious and does not need an immediate medical assistance, it is important to know the various back pain symptoms. In order for physicians to perform efficient back pain diagnosis, it is necessary that patients have an understanding...

Degenerative Disc Disease

Degeneration of the intervertebral disc, often called “degenerative disc disease” (DDD) of the spine, is a condition that can be painful and can greatly affect the quality of one’s life. While disc degeneration is a normal part of aging and for most people is not a problem, for certain individuals a degenerated disc can cause severe constant chronic pain. As discs lose their water content because of disease or age, they lose their height, bringing the vertebrae closer together....

Neck Pain

Neck pain can be a very uncomfortable experience. Also referred to as cervicalgia, this medical condition can cause stabbing pain that may seriously affect the upper, lower, left and right side of the neck. Based on reports, about two-thirds of the world’s population has been affected by this illness. This condition is linked to many factors and causes, some of the most famous of which are emotional health, physical health and spinal issues. Neck Pain Symptoms The symptoms of neck pain include...

Shoulder Pain

Shoulder pain is one of the common complaints and problems associated with musculoskeletal symptoms that cause patients to seek help from health professionals. The condition may be localized or it can spread to the lower, upper, right and left areas of the shoulder. To know the appropriate treatments for the pain, it is necessary that patients know the different factors that can cause the condition. To assist patients who frequently experience pain in their shoulders, let us have a closer glance...

What Causes Scoliosis?

What is scoliosis Scoliosis is a musculoskeletal disorder that causes an abnormal curve of the spine, or backbone. The spine has normal curves when looking from the side, but it should appear straight when looking from the front. Kyphosis is a curve seen from the side in which the spine is bent forward. Lordosis is a curve seen from the side in which the spine is bent backward. People with scoliosis develop additional curves to either side, or the bones of the spine twist on each other like a corkscrew. If...