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  • Pediatrician examining little girl with back problems.


    Scoliosis is an abnormal curve of the spine (backbone). Normally, the spine is straight. With scoliosis, the spine is crooked… of the spine. Your family doctor may check for scoliosis at regular check-ups. Some schools screen children for the condition. Can scoliosis be prevented or…

  • Hands of woman who has neurofibromatosis, a genetic disorder that causes tumors on skin.


    Neurofibromatosis (NF) is a genetic disorder that affects your nervous system and nerve cells, producing tumors on your nerves… your optic (eye) nerve Concentrated freckles in your armpits or groin Growths on the iris (colored part) of your eye Curved spine (scoliosis) Deformed bones, such…

  • doctor using stethoscope to listen to woman’s heart

    Mitral Valve Prolapse

    Mitral valve prolapse is a heart condition in which the flaps of the mitral valve don’t close properly. Most people… valve prolapse if you have certain conditions, including: Connective tissue disorders (Marfan or Ehlers-Danlos syndrome) Graves’ disease Skeletal problems, such as scoliosis Muscular dystrophy History…

  • A businessman holding his hands on his aching hips

    Bursitis of the Hip

    Bursitis of the hip is the swelling of the bursae, fluid-filled sacs that cushion tendons, ligaments, and muscles. It can… Pseudo gout Injury of the hip Infection with bacteria, such as Staphylococcus aureus (or a staph infection) Diabetes Spine problems, such as scoliosis Uneven leg…