Normally, the bones of the spine stand neatly stacked on top of one another. Ligaments and joints support the spine. Spondylolisthesis alters the alignment of the spine. In this condition, one of the spine bones slips forward over the one below it. As the bone slips forward, the nearby tissues and nerves may become irritated and painful.
Ankylosis of the vertebra; often applied nonspecifically to any lesion of the spine of a degenerative nature. Bony replacement of ligaments around the disc spaces of the spine, associated with decreased mobility and eventual fusion.
Syringomyelia is a fluid filled cavity in the spinal cord. Usually involving upper segments initially and involving the shoulder muscles.
Ulnar neuropathy refers to an injury of the ulnar nerve. The ulnar nerve is the nerve that passes through the forearm and into the hand, and provides sensation to the fourth and fifth digits of the hand, the palm, and the back side of the forearm. Ulnar neuropathy most frequently occurs at the point where the ulnar nerve passes through the elbow.
A vertebral fracture is a break in one of the bones of the spine. These bones are called the vertebrae.
Vertebral tumors are tumors in the vertebral body. The vertebral body is the main rectangular portion of the spine.