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A to Z: Cervicalgia

Learn about causes of neck pain and conditions that can affect the cervical spine.

A to Z: Kyphosis

Learn more about kyphosis, an abnormal rounding of the spine.

A to Z: Kyphosis, Congenital

Learn more about congenital kyphosis, an abnormal rounding of the spine that develops before birth.

A to Z: Kyphosis, Postural

Learn more about postural kyphosis, an abnormal rounding of the spine caused by irregular development of bones and muscles, sometimes due to slouching or poor posture.

A to Z: Kyphosis, Scheuermann's

Learn more about Scheuermann's kyphosis, an abnormal rounding of the spine that can run in families and is usually seen in teens.

A to Z: Lumbago

Learn about causes of back pain and conditions that affect the back and spine.

A to Z: Primitive Neuroectodermal Tumor (PNET)

Primitive neuroectodermal tumors, or PNETs, are tumors that can happen anywhere in the brain or spine.

A to Z: Scoliosis

Learn about scoliosis, an abnormal curvature in the spine often detected just before puberty begins.

A to Z: Spinal Stenosis

Spinal stenosis is a narrowing of the spaces in the spine, or backbone, where the spinal cord is located. Pressure placed on the spinal cord causes pain and disruption to some body functions.

A to Z: Spondylitis, Ankylosing

Learn about chronic inflammatory diseases and conditions that affect the back and spine.