Musculoskeletal

Ehlers-Danlos syndromes

The Ehlers-Danlos syndromes are a group of connective tissue disorders that mainly affect the joints and skin. Different genes have been tied to the production of...
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Marfan Syndrome

Marfan syndrome is a genetic connective tissue disorder that can affect almost every system in the body. Connective tissue has an important role to support, protect...
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Chiari Malformation

Chiari Malformation is a structural defect that typically occurs during fetal development but may also occur due to drainage of excessive spinal fluid. Normally, the cerebellum...
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Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is a musculoskeletal condition that occurs when the cartilage, found at the end of the bone, wears down over time. Once the cartilage wears away,...
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Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis (which means “porous bone”) causes bones to become fragile or weak. According to the Mayo Clinic, osteoporosis occurs when the creation of new bone doesn't...
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Joint Hypermobility Syndrome

Joint Hypermobility Syndrome (JHS) is a connective tissue disorder that causes hypermobility of joints (abnormally large range of motion/movement) and may be confused with Ehler Danlos...
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Back pain

Acute back pain affects over 65 million Americans and 16 million live with chronic back pain.1 Acute back pain occurs for less than three months and...
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Arthritis

Arthritis is a musculoskeletal condition that causes inflammation of the joints. It results in pain, stiffness, decreased range of motion and swelling in the joints. Arthritis...
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