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  • Scoliosis

    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…

  • Neurofibromatosis

    Neurofibromatosis (NF) is a genetic disorder. It affects your nervous system and nerve cells. The condition produces tumors on your… 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,…

  • Mitral Valve Prolapse

    Mitral valve prolapse affects your heart. It happens when the mitral valve flaps don’t close properly and blood leaks from… 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…

  • Bursitis of the Hip

    Bursitis is the painful swelling of bursae. Bursae are fluid-filled sacs that cushion your tendons, ligaments, and muscles… 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 lengths. Bone…