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Glossary for Stiff back

Medical terms related to Stiff back or mentioned in this section include:

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis: A form of chronic inflammation of the spine which may also affect joints in the shoulder, hip, neck, ribs and jaw. May result in loss of mobility. Also called Marie-Strumpell disease.
  • Back conditions: A group of conditions that affect the back
  • Back injuries: A term usually used to describe any musculoskeletal back injury - a common workplace occurrence.
  • Back pain: Pain in the back region.
  • Back sprain: Damage to ligaments in the back.
  • Back symptoms: Symptoms affecting the back
  • Back tumour: The presence of tumour growth in the vertebra, whether due to primary malignancies e.g. leukaemic or myeloma infiltration of the bone marrow, or due to secondary metastases from another site e.g. lung or breast.
  • Back weakness: A decrease in the usual strength of the movements of the back
  • Brain symptoms: Symptoms affecting the brain
  • Chemical poisoning -- Strychnine: Strychnine is used as a rodenticide. Ingestion and other exposures to the chemical can cause various symptoms. The type and severity of symptoms varies depending on the amount of chemical involved and the nature of the exposure.
  • Diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis: A type of degenerative joint disease where spinal column ligaments lose their flexibility due to calcification.
  • Disc Disorders: Disorders that affect the discs of the spine
  • Emery-Dreifuss Muscular Dystrophy 1: A rare inherited condition characterized mainly by slowly progressive muscle wasting which tends to start during childhood as well as joint contractures and heart conduction defects. Type 1 is linked to a defect on chromosome Xq28. Because the condition is inherited in a X-linked manner, males tend to be affected but female carriers may have only the potentially fatal heart conduction disorder without any muscle symptoms.
  • Emery-Dreifuss Muscular Dystrophy 2: A rare inherited condition characterized mainly by slowly progressive muscle wasting which tends to start during childhood as well as joint contractures and heart conduction defects. Type 2 is linked to a defect on chromosome 1q21.2. Because the condition is inherited in an autosomal dominant manner so males and females may be affected.
  • Emery-Dreifuss Muscular Dystrophy 3: A rare inherited condition characterized mainly by slowly progressive muscle wasting which tends to start during childhood as well as joint contractures. Type 3 is linked to a defect on chromosome 1q21.2. Because the condition is inherited in an autosomal recessive manner so males and females may be affected. Type 3 tends to not have any heart involvement.
  • Emery-Dreifuss Syndrome: An hereditary, slowly progressive muscular dystrophy which starts during childhood. The condition is marked by joint contractures and conduction disorders of the heart.
  • Encephalitis: Infection of the brain (as a symptom)
  • Head symptoms: Symptoms affecting the head or brain
  • Hip cancer: The presence of tumour growth in the bone of the hip, whether due to primary malignancies e.g. leukaemic or myeloma infiltration of the bone marrow, or due to secondary metastases from another site e.g. lung or breast; cancer affecting bone of hip likely to affect other bones e.g. vertebra, ribs
  • Hypophosphatemic rickets: A rare genetic type of rickets involving defective phosphate transport and vitamin D metabolism in the kidneys. Poor calcium absorption from the intestines leads to bone softening.
  • Intervertebral disc disease: Degenerative changes in the discs located between vertebrae. The severity of the disorder is variable.
  • Lower back sprain: Damage to ligaments in the lower back.
  • Movement symptoms: Changes to movement or motor abilities
  • Muscle symptoms: Symptoms affecting the muscles of the body
  • Musculoskeletal symptoms: Symptoms affecting muscles or bones of the skeleton.
  • Nerve symptoms: Symptoms affecting the nerves
  • Neurological symptoms: Any symptoms that are caused by neurological conditions
  • Polio: Dangerous virus now rare due to vaccination.
  • Polymyalgia rheumatica: A condition characterized by muscle pain and stiffness, fatigue and fever. It is often associated with giant-cell arteritis which is a related but more serious condition.
  • Prostate Cancer: Cancer of the prostate.
  • Rib symptoms: Symptoms affecting the ribs
  • SAPHO syndrome: A rare disorder involving skin (acne, pustulosis), bone (hyperostosis, osteitis) and joint problems.
  • Sciatica: neuralgia along the nerve course of the sciatic nerve
  • Sensations: Changes to sensations or the senses
  • Septic arthritis like stiff back: Pathology in the back which leads to restriction of movement of the back.
  • Spinal arthritis: Inflammation of the spine joints. The inflammation can be the result of such things as degenerative joint disease, gout, infection, trauma and autoimmune conditions.
  • Spondyloepiphyseal dysplasia tarda, autosomal dominant: A rare genetic disorder where abnormal bone development primarily involves the spine and epiphyses (end of long bones where growth occurs).
  • Spondylosis: Spinal degeneration of the discs or spinal joints
  • Stiffness: Reduced mobility or movement
  • Swelling symptoms: Symptoms causing swelling or enlargement.
  • Syringomyelia: Spinal cord cysts

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