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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...