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  • Spine Trauma
    • Spine Trauma
    • Spine trauma is defined as an injury or damage to any region of the spine. The spine extends from the neck to the lower back and consists of the vertebral bones which surround and protect the spinal cord.
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  • Vertebral Compression Fractures
    • Vertebral Compression Fractures
    • Back pain is an indication of stress fractures known as vertebral compression fractures. Vertebral compression fractures occur when the normal vertebral body of the spine is squeezed or compressed.
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  • Spinal Instability
    • Spinal Instability
    • Spinal instability refers to the condition of failure of the spinal column to maintain its normal structure. Normally, the spine functions to protect and provide support to the body and its internal organs.
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  • Spinal Stenosis
    • Spinal Stenosis
    • Spinal stenosis is a condition caused by the vertebral column constricting and exerting pressure on the spinal cord or neural foramen (a bony tunnel through which a nerve exits the spinal cord).
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  • Spine Deformities
    • Spine Deformities
    • The spine has two gentle curves, when viewed from the side and appears to be straight when viewed from the front. When these curves are exaggerated, pronounced problems can occur such as back pain, breathing difficulties and fatigue. The conditions causing these symptoms include:

      •   Scoliosis
      •   Lordosis
      •   Kyphosis
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  • Adult Degenerative Scoliosis
    • Adult Degenerative Scoliosis
    • Adult degenerative scoliosis is characterized by side to side or lateral bending of the spine in adults. Degenerative scoliosis can involve either the mid-back and/or lower back region of the spine.
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  • Proximal Junctional Kyphosis
    • Proximal Junctional Kyphosis
    • Proximal junctional kyphosis (PJK) is a common complication following adult spinal deformity surgery or a long spinal fusion. It is characterized by an abnormal bend of the vertebral column or spine, resulting in pain and reduced function.
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  • Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
    • Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
    • Scoliosis is a medical condition characterized by an abnormal lateral curvature of the spine, either to the left or to the right.
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  • Radiculopathy
    • Radiculopathy
    • Certain diseases or mechanical compression of these spinal nerves due to deformities in the vertebral column can lead to radiculopathy.
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  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
    • Ankylosing Spondylitis
    • Sacroiliac joints are present in the lower back where the sacrum part of the vertebrae joins the iliac bones.
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  • Pseudarthrosis/Nonunion
    • Ankylosing Spondylitis
    • Pseudarthrosis is an unhealed broken bone, also known as nonunion. Usually, damaged or broken bones heal over time by forming new bone tissue connecting the damaged pieces of the bone.
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  • The George Washington University
  • University of Wisconsin–Madison
  • UC San Francisco
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
  •  North American Spine Society
  • AO Spine
  • SMISS-Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • The Wisconsin Orthopaedic Society
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons