Is an injury to a muscle or tendon as a result of overstretching.
Is an injury to ligaments that is caused by being stretched beyond their normal capacity.
IV Disc Bulge
A disc that has extended beyond its normal boundaries.
IV Disc Herniation
A disc that slips out of place or ruptures
A sudden, involuntary contraction of a muscle, a group of muscles, or a hollow organ.
Painful sensations caused by muscle contraction or overshortening.
Inflammation of the fluid-filled sac that lies between a tendon and skin.
Refers to pain, weakness, numbness, or tingling in the leg. Caused by injury of the sciatic nerve.
A twisted neck in which the head is tipped to one side, while the chin is turned to the other.
Is a disorder of connective tissue, the tissue that strengthens the body's structures.
Sleep disorders are associated with this type of muscular disorder. This disorder includes wide spread pain that moves and low energy.
Fibromyalgia is usually associated with:
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Sleep Disorders
Length of how long must a person report chronic soft tissue pain for diagnostic of Fibromyalgia.
Syndrome associated specifically with 'Trigger Points'.
Dystrophin is diminished or non-existent in this pathology.
Myofascial adhesions (internal scar tissue) are made of this.
Symptoms of TMJ disorders
Jaw/Neck/Shoulder Pain, Headaches, Chronic Misalignment of the Cervical Vertebrae.
Most common type of hernia.
Signs & Symptoms of Disc Degeneration
Chronic Low Back Pain
Pain On Buttocks
Pain On Thighs
Chronic Neck Pain
Most common joint disorder
Long term disease that leads to inflammation of the joints and surrounding tissues.
Curving of the spine. The spine curves away from the middle or sideways.
Curving of the spine that causes a bowing of the back, which leads to a hunchback or slouching posture.
Medical term used to describe an inward curvature of a portion of the vertebral column.
Chronic disorder that typically results in enlarged and deformed bones.
Thinning of bone tissue and loss of bone density over time.
Type of fracture resulting in multiple small fragments.
Causes of Osteoporosis
Poor calcium absorption, Sedentary Lifestyle, Acid Blood Ph from SAD diets
Spinal misalignment that is most commonly associated with Ankylosing Spondylitis
Genetic marker that is present in approximately 20% of Ankylosing Spondylitis patients.
Septic arthritis is caused by this.
Wear and Tear
Osteoarthritis is caused by this.
Stage of Osteoarthritis in which muscles contract in an attempt to minimize damage to the joint.
Contributors to Presentation of Spondylosis
Optimal Spinal Alignment
Thinning IV Discs
Herniated IV Discs