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Hi guys! I've been AWOL for a couple of months, and have had quite an adventure!
It all started right around the end of October. I was off to a good start that day and had great intentions, I went to the YMCA and started my membership so I could use the pool and take their new chair yoga classes. When I got home I was feeling really good about myself so I decided to push it a bit.... A friend of mine had given me a small electric moped, and I decided today was the day to ride it. It's just a small moped more of the scooter, a bicycle type seat, two small wheels, a footboard and motorcycle like handlebars. It's electric but can travel nearly 20 miles an hour. I managed to get out of my power chair and onto the moped then took off to tour our subdivision! All was going very well and I was really enjoying my ride when I came up near a small boy riding his skateboard. As I passed him wide on the right, he fell off his skateboard kicking it back towards me. Of course the skateboard ...
Diseases that fall under spondyloarthritis umbrella are ankylosing spondylitis, reactive arthritis (known previously as Reiter's syndrome) psoriatic arthritis and psoriatic spondylitis, and the arthritis or spondylitis associated with the inflammatory bowel diseases, ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease. Still other patients may develop undifferentiated spondyloarthritis. This means they have symptoms or signs of one of the illnesses above, but don't develop the full blown disease. The disease most frequently begins between ages 20 and 40, but may begin before age 10. It affects more males than females. Risk factors include a family history of ankylosing spondylitis and male gender. Symptoms of SpondyloarthrisThe disease starts with hip or low back pain that comes and goes and is worse at night, in the morning, or after inactivity.Back pain may begin in the sacroiliac joints (between the pelvis and the spine) and involve all or part of the spine.Pain may go aw...
DefinitionCompression fractures of the back are broken vertebrae, which are the bones of the spine.Alternative NamesVertebral compression fracturesCauses, incidence, and risk factorsIn a compression fracture of the vertebra, the vertebral bone collapses. More than one vertebra may be affected. This condition may be caused by:Osteoporosis (the most common cause),Trauma to the backTumors that started in the bone or spread to the bone from elsewhereMultiple fractures may lead to kyphosis, a hump-like curvature of the spine.
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