Definition and Symptoms of Hypothyroidism

The thyroid gland is part of the endocrine system, which is responsible for producing hormones and releasing them into the body. Hormones are chemical signals that can have an affect on cell growth, development and energy metabolism. The thyroid produces …

Sciatica

Sciatica is not a disease, but a group of symptoms related to damage to or compression of the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve is a large nerve that comes out of the lower region of the spine and travels down …

Vertebral Compression Fractures

The vertebrae of the spine are structurally strong bones, but it is possible to break them. When a vertebra breaks, it is called a vertebral compression fracture, and the body of the vertebral bone collapses in on itself. While fractures …

Whiplash

Whiplash is a type of neck injury pattern that occurs during high-impact collisions, most commonly as a result of a car accident. It is a common cause of neck pain after automobile accidents. Whiplash occurs most often when a car …

Spondylolisthesis

Spondylolisthesis is a type of spine injury that most frequently affects the lower (lumbar) region of the spine. In spondylolisthesis, one of the lumbar vertebrae, usually the fifth one but sometimes the fourth, slips out of its proper position. The …