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Low Back Pain
Low back pain is an ache or discomfort in the area of the lower part of the back and spinal column. The lower spinal column consists of many small bones that surround and protect the spinal cord and nerves. Low back pain is very common, affecting most adults at some point in their lives.

Gout
Gout is a type of arthritis that results from the deposit and build-up of glass-like crystals of uric acid in your joints. Uric acid is a by-product of the breakdown of waste products in your body called purines. Normally, uric acid is broken down in the blood stream and then eliminated in the urine.

Osteoarthritis
Articular cartilage is the tissue located at the end of bones. It can deteriorate over time. This causes a common condition called osteoarthritis. It becomes worse over time. It can be debilitating.

Rheumatoid Arthritis
Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic disease that causes inflammation in the joints and certain other organs throughout the body. It is called an autoimmune disorder. It is believed that the body's immune system accidentally mistakes its own tissues for foreign invaders. The immune system attacks the joints and organs, causing damage.

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Sacroiliac Joint Pain
The sacroiliac joint is in the low back where the spine meets the pelvis. Sacroiliac joint pain is discomfort in this area. This pain is a symptom that may come from a number of conditions or diseases.

Sarcoidosis
Sarcoidosis is an inflammatory disease that may affect many different parts of the body. Small round spots, called granulomas, form in various organs. The spots hinder normal functioning of those organs.

Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis
Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA) is a chronic disease of the joints. A chronic disease develops over a long period of time. In this case it starts before the age of 16 years old.

Septic Arthritis
Septic arthritis is a serious infection of the joints caused by bacteria. This infection causes the joint to be filled with pus cells, which in turn release substances directed against the bacteria. However, this action can damage the bone and surrounding cartilage.



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