A dislocated rib is a painful medical condition in which one end of the rid dislodges itself from the socket that connects it to the spine or breastbone, according to the Online Medical Network. A dislocated rib requires... More »

Tietze syndrome is a rare medical condition in which the cartilage connecting the upper ribs to the breastbone becomes swollen and painful, explains the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences. The chest pai... More »

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Spinal osteopenia is a condition where the bone density of the spine is lower than normal, but not severe enough to be diagnosed as osteoporosis, explains WebMD. Bone density measures the strength of the bones. A diagnos... More »

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WebMD defines spinal stenosis as a condition characterized by a narrowing of the spaces in the spine, which places pressure on the spinal cord and surrounding nerves. Generally, spinal stenosis occurs in the lumbar spine... More »

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According to Mayo Clinic, a herniated disk is a medical condition that affects the soft tissue cushions located between the vertebrae of the spine. Also called a slipped disk, ruptured disk and collapsed disk, this condi... More »

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Scheuermann's disease is a condition where a child has an increased curvature of the spine, states Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare. Scheuermann's disease happens during accelerated growth. The vertebrae become w... More »

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Sciatica is a condition caused by an irritation of the nerve roots in the lower lumbar and lumbosacral spine, according to WebMD. Other causes of the condition include lumbar spinal stenosis, degenerative disc disease, s... More »

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