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Spondylosis is a stress fracture usually in the 5th lumbar vertebrae (bone) in the lower spine. When that stress fracture weakens the bone and it moves, the condition is called spondylolithesis. These are common conditions for some athletes like gymnasts and weightlifters, with symptoms ranging from no signs to pain and spasms. Some people are born with thinner vertebrae, making them susceptible to this type of fracture with injury.

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This is the most common cancer of the sinuses and adjacent skull base. The rapidly dividing cells which comprise the lining of the inner nose and sinuses degenerate into uncontrolled cancer in some people. This cancer is locally destructive. It can involve the sinuses, eyes, brain, and the roof of the mouth. It can extend deep into the cheek as well. In some cases, the lymph nodes of the neck can be involved or the cancer may spread further.

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Stomach cancer (gastric cancer) starts when cancer cells form in the stomach lining. Early symptoms can include indigestion and heartburn, a bloated feeling after eating a meal, heartburn, slight nausea and loss of appetite. More serious symptoms often appear as a stomach tumor grows, including stomach pain, blood in the stool, vomiting, unintended weight loss and trouble swallowing. Inflammation in the gut (gastritis), anemia and stomach growths (polyps) can increase the risk of stomach cancer.

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Strabismus (or amblyopia) is a condition caused by a malfunction of the muscles that control eye movement, preventing both eyes from aligning and focusing on one object together. With strabismus, the eyes can turn in (cross eyed), or turn up, out or down, causing symptoms like blurry vision, lazy eye (amblyopia), double vision, headache and more. The condition can be present at birth (congenital) or develop later, signaling the possibility of a serious neurological problem. There are many known causes, including Downs syndrome, cerebral palsy and stroke.

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A stress fracture can happen in any bone that is overused or weakened. Typically due to overtraining with not enough rest by the casual or serious athlete, localized pain occurs at the point of injury. Osteoporosis, hormonal imbalance and poor nutrition habits are other causes of weakened bones prone to stress fracture.

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