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Back pain NHS
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Scoliosis is the abnormal twisting and curvature of the spine. It is usually first noticed by a change in appearance of the back.
Kyphosis is curvature of the spine that causes the top of the back to appear more rounded than normal. While some degree of curvature is normal, a curve of more than 60 degrees is considered a sign of kyphosis.
Coccydynia is a type of lower back pain felt around the last bone at the base of the spine (known as the coccyx or tailbone). The pain of coccydynia can range from mild to severe and is usually worse when:
Spondylolisthesis occurs when a bone from the lower spine (a vertebra) slips out of position. This is not to be confused with a slipped disc, when one of the spinal discs inbetween the vertebrae ruptures.
Ankylosing spondylitis NHS
Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a long-term (chronic) condition in which the spine and other areas of the body become inflamed. The symptoms of AS can vary but usually involve:
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