Home Page - Spine, Shoulder, and Pelvis DisordersPágina Principal - Trastornos de Columna Vertebral, Hombro y Pelvis

Topic Index

Facts About the Spine, Shoulder, and Pelvis

Doctors and Specialists

Chronic Pain

Common Disorders of the Spine, Shoulder, and Pelvis

Glossary

The skeletal trunk, that part of the body made up of the spine (back and neck), shoulders, and pelvis, acts as the major support system for the rest of the body.

Picture of a male doctor smiling

Sometimes called the trunk or the torso, this area of the body is home to weight-bearing bones and joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments, and nerve centers that make movement, stability, and flexibility for the rest of the body possible.

Because of the complexity of its many tasks, the skeletal trunk is vulnerable to many traumatic, degenerative, and overuse disorders. Problems such as degenerative arthritis, nerve impingement, fractures, tendonitis, muscle sprains, and tumors disorders that can also cause pain and disability in other parts of the body are common to the skeletal trunk.

 
Related Items

Bayhealth is Southern Delaware’s healthcare leader with hospitals in Dover and in Milford. Bayhealth provides a wide range of medical services, including cardiovascular, cancer, orthopaedics and rehabilitation, pediatrics, respiratory care, sleep care, surgical weight loss, women’s services and walk-in medical care. Search for nursing jobs, and health classes and events. Find doctors affiliated with Bayhealth Medical Center or a Delaware hospital near you.