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Spondylolisthesis

Your back is made up of 33 bones (or vertebra) stacked one on top of the other like poker chips. These individual bones are held together by ligaments and kept upright mostly by muscles and tendons. Because of your shape and build the lower vertebrae take most take most of the pressure. When one of these vertebrae slips forward it is known as Spondylolisthesis.

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Tags: Back - Upper, Back - Lower, Spine, Muscles, Back pain, Head - problems turning the head, Osteoarthritis

Back Tumour

A tumour is another name for a growth. It may be either benign or malignant. The main feature is related to pain, it gets worse all the time, and is often unrelieved even when you sit or lie down. Depending on the location of the tumour, you may lose the use of a limb through paralysis.

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Tags: Back - Upper, Back - Lower, Spine, Muscles, Back pain, Head - problems turning the head, Neck / Shoulder problems

Spasmodic Torticollis

Spasmodic Torticollis (ST) is a condition thought to be caused by a neurological disorder. It is not unlike having a permanent “cramp” in your neck muscles. Usually, because you are unable to move the neck you will hold it at an awkward angle causing one shoulder to be held higher than the other. It is not clear exactly what causes the condition so it is difficult to treat.

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Tags: Upper Body, Head, Neck, Neck & Shoulder, Shoulder, Muscles, Head - problems turning the head, Muscle sprain or strain, Neck / Shoulder problems

Wry Neck - Torticollis

Sometimes when you keep your head in a fixed position over a long period of time (studying, long drive, awkward sleeping position) this can cause a shortening of the neck muscles which may result in neck spasm. This is called Wry Neck or sometimes Torticollis. A spasm is similar to a cramp in that it does not allow you move your neck in the normal way and some movements are particularly painful.

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Tags: Upper Body, Neck, Neck & Shoulder, Muscles, Head - problems turning the head, Muscle sprain or strain, Neck / Shoulder problems

Whiplash

In a rear-end collision your head is often thrown violently backwards in relation to your spine. There will be usually be damage to your muscles, tendons, ligaments, bones and other soft tissue. The amount of damage depends on how hard the impact was and the condition of your neck before the impact. Damage will happen too if the impact is from the front or side as your head tends to be thrown in the direction from which the blow came.

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Tags: Upper Body, Head, Neck, Neck & Shoulder, Muscles, Head - problems turning the head, Muscle sprain or strain, Neck / Shoulder problems, Whiplash

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