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Musculoskeletal Disorders

List of musculoskeletal disorders.

Ankylosing Spondylitis
Ankylosing Spondylitis is a chronic, progressive autoimmune disease that involves the joints and the spine. Although some people experience symptoms in many parts of the body, the main site of this disorder is the lower back.
Arthritis | Osteoarthritis
There are over 200 diseases that are classified under the term “arthritis”. Most of these fall under two classifications, osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
Bone Cancer
Bone cancer is a very rare form of cancer that begins in a bone. Bone cancer can begin in any bone of the body, but it most commonly begins in one of the long bones of the body, such as an arm or a leg.
Fibromyalgia is a stress-related autoimmune disease that affects the muscles. It is an arthritic-type disease that was previously known as rheumatism. Researchers say fibromyalgia affects up to 16 million North Americans, mostly women between the ages of 25 and 45.
Lupus (Systemic) Erythematosus
Lupus is a devastating form of arthritis, whereby the immune system’s antibodies mistakenly identify the body’s tissue as foreign substances and thereby attacks the connective tissue, causing inflammation and pain.
Mixed Connective Tissue Disease (MCTD)
Mixed Connective Tissue Disease (MCTD) is a diagnosis given to a collection of symptoms that have similarities to lupus, scleroderma, rheumatoid arthritis, and other connective tissue diseases.
Myasthenia Gravis
Myasthenia Gravis is a chronic autoimmune disease that affects skeletal muscles. The body’s immune system attacks the muscles’ acetylcholine receptors, which means that the muscles can no longer contract normally and they become weak.
Osteoporosis is a crippling condition in which bones progressively become weaker and weaker, causing a stooped posture and making the individual extremely susceptible to bone fractures.
Polymysitis is an autoimmune disorder that causes inflamed muscles and muscle and neck weakness. Muscle weakness may build up gradually over a few months, or it can come on suddenly.
Reiter’s Syndrome
Reiter’s syndrome is an autoimmune condition which causes arthritis-like symptoms in the joints, the skeleton and the spine.
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Rheumatoid arthritis is a serious autoimmune disorder in which white blood cells attack the cartilage in the joints.
Stiff Person Syndrome
Stiff Person Syndrome is a rare neurological autoimmune disorder characterized by progressive muscle stiffness, mainly in the spine and legs.