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It refers to a condition impairing the backbone. It is also known as a dorsopathy. It is includes cervical spine diseases, which are diseases in the vertebrae of the neck. The symptoms are lower back pain that is generally made worse with sitting; back pain is intensified by bending, turning and twisting. Spinal diseases often cause pain when bone changes put pressure on the spinal cord or nerves. They can also limit movement. Treatments differ by disease, but sometimes they include back braces and surgery. A number of problems can change the structure of the spine or damage the vertebrae and surrounding tissue. Many medical problems can cause or contribute to back pain. They include scoliosis, which causes curvature of the spine and does not usually cause pain until mid-life; spondylolisthesis; various forms of arthritis, including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis; and spinal stenosis, a narrowing of the spinal column that puts pressure on the spinal cord and nerves.
Related Journals of Spinal Diseases
Journal of Spine & Neurosurgery, Spine Research, Orthopedic & Muscular System: Current Research, Rheumatology: Current Research, International Journal of Neurorehabilitation, Journal of Spinal disorders and techniques, Journal of Brain and Spinal Cancer, Joint Bone Spine, Annals of Thoracic Surgery, EUROSPINE - European Spine Journal, Korean Journal of Spine, Spine Research