kids > Health Problems > Bones, Muscles & Joints

Bones, Muscles & Joints

Spina Bifida
Inside your spine is the spinal cord, which is like a closed tube made up of nerves. Spina bifida can occur when there is an opening in the cord.

The word scoliosis means a curve in the spine. You may know someone with scoliosis - read our article for kids to find out more.

The Meaning of Muscular Dystrophy
Muscular dystrophy is a disease in which muscles of the body get weaker and weaker and may slowly stop working. Learn more about it in this article for kids.

Kids can get a kind of arthritis that causes joint pain. Find out more in this article for kids.

Life With Lupus
Some people have an autoimmune disorder called lupus. Find out more in this article for kids.

Problems With Legs and Feet
Some kids have problems with their legs and feet. Find out more in this article for kids.

Guillain-Barré Syndrome
Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) is a rare medical condition that affects a person's immune system and nerves.

Back Problem: Kyphosis
Your spine, or backbone, curves slightly forward as it runs up your back. For someone with kyphosis, the spine is curved too much, causing discomfort or trouble breathing.