01 Bone and Joint Diseases

01 00 Back pain

01 01 Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

01 02 Osteomyelitis

01 03 Osteoporosis

01 04 Slipped Disc

01 05 Cervical Spondylosis 

The Human body has more than 200 bones and joints that connect these bones. Bones and joints play a pivotal role in giving the body its physical capabilities, including a wide range of movements. While bones and joints are linked and function almost similarly in the body, these two are distinct. Bones are living tissues of collagen and calcium phosphate, making them strong yet flexible. This composition provides shape and support to the body. Aside from contributing to the body’s movement, bones also act as a shield for softer organs. Bones also serve as storage for minerals and help regulate blood sugar levels. 

Joints are areas where two or more bones meet. They comprise several types of tissues, such as cartilage, synovial membrane, ligaments, tendons, and meniscus, as well as a fluid that enables mobility in the joint. 

Scroll down the site to find your disease or condition. Then, you look for the treatment color. The treatment colors are magenta (red-blue), blue, and cyan (blue-green), green, yellow (red-green), and red. I give the treatment colors a number. Magenta = 0, blue = 1, cyan = 2, green = 3, yellow = 4, and red = 5. Back Pain would then be categorized as 01-00-3. Here, the last digit, the treatment color, is green. The first two digits are the disease/condition group. (Bone and Joint Diseases are 01). The next two digits (Back Pain is 00) are the illness within the group, and the last digit (green is 3) is the treatment color. 

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Back pain refers to pain arising in the back. Usually, it stems from the muscles, joints, nerves, or other structures in the spine. Back pain is a fairly common condition that most people suffer from. The state is where the person experiences pain or discomfort in any part of the back. Incidentally, most people suffer from pain in the lower back.

The lower back supports the weight of the upper body. It provides mobility for everyday motions such as bending and twisting. Muscles in the lower back are responsible for flexing and rotating the hips while walking and supporting the spinal column. Nerves in the lower back supply sensation and power the pelvis, legs, and feet muscles.

Most acute low back pain results from injury to the muscles, ligaments, joints, or discs. The body also reacts to injury by mobilizing an inflammatory healing response. While inflammation sounds minor, it can cause severe pain.

There is a significant overlap of nerve supply to many of the discs, muscles, ligaments, and other spinal structures. Therefore, it can be difficult for the brain to sense the cause of the pain accurately. For example, a degenerated or torn lumbar disc can feel the same as a pulled muscle, creating inflammation and painful muscle spasms in the same area. Muscles and ligaments heal rapidly, while a torn disc may or may not. The time course of pain helps determine the cause.

 

Carpal tunnel syndrome, or CTS, is a painful and debilitating condition of the hand and arm caused by pinched or pressed nerves in the wrist (median nerve). The tunnel is a narrow passageway through which nine tendons and one nerve pass from the forearm to the hand.

Osteomyelitis is a bacterial infection of the bone that may result in the death of bone tissue. The infection may reach the bone by traveling through the bloodstream or spreading from nearby tissue.

Osteomyelitis is an infection that usually causes pain in the long bones of the legs. Other bones, such as those in the back or arms, can also be affected. Anyone can develop osteomyelitis. However, you’re more at risk of getting an infection in a bone if you have recently broken (fractured) it.

Osteoporosis is the weakening of bones. As a result, the bone mass density decreases, increasing the risk of fractures.

The inside of a healthy bone has small spaces, like a honeycomb. Osteoporosis increases the size of these spaces, causing the bone to lose strength and density. In addition, the outside of the bone grows weaker and thinner.

Osteoporosis can occur in people of any age, but it’s more common in older adults, especially women.

People with osteoporosis are at a high risk of fractures or bone breaks while doing routine activities such as standing or walking. The most commonly affected bones are the ribs, hips, and the bones in the wrists and spine.

Our spinal discs are cushion-like organs between our spinal bones (vertebrae). They comprise a soft inner portion and a rigid outer ring. These discs protect the vertebral bones by absorbing the shocks caused by daily activities like walking, running, lifting weights, etc. However, if these discs become weak and injured,  the soft inner portion protrudes through the rigid outer ring. This condition is known as a Slipped Disc (Herniated Disc).

Cervical spondylosis is the degeneration or breakdown of the spine and discs in your neck. It is a general term for the situation in your neck area. It is arthritis of the joints (the spaces) between the vertebrae in the neck.

Cervical spondylosis is a general term for age-related wear and tear in the cervical spine (neck), leading to neck pain, stiffness, and other symptoms. Sometimes, this condition is called arthritis or osteoarthritis of the neck.