Arthritis and Rheumatic Diseases
"Arthritis" literally means joint inflammation. Although joint inflammation is a symptom or sign rather than a specific diagnosis, the term arthritis is often used to refer to any disorder that affects the joints. These disorders fall within the broader category of rheumatic diseases.
Spondylolisthesis occurs when a bone from the lower spine (a vertebra) slips out of position.
This is not to be confused with a slipped disc, when one of the spinal discs inbetween the vertebrae ruptures.
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