Spine/Back/Neck Problems

Basilar invagination in osteogenesis imperfecta and related osteochondrodysplasias: medical and surgical management.
Source/Author: PAUL D. SAWIN, M.D. and ARNOLD H. MENEZES, M.D. 
Article about treating a rare complication in OI and spondyloepiphyseal dysplasia.

Cervical high-intensity intramedullary lesions without spinal cord compression in achondroplasia.
Source/Author: J. Marc C. van Dijk, Charlotte M. A. Lubout, Patrick A. Brouwer 
Full text
Medical journal article discussing the finding of a lesion in the cervical spinal cord in patients with neurogenic claudication symptoms.

Cervical Spinal Stenosis in Metatropic Dysplasia.
Source/Author: Leet, Arabella I. MD; Sampath, Jayanth S. FRCSEd, FRCS (Tr&Orth), MSc; Scott, Charles I. Jr MD; MacKenzie, William G. MD 
Full text article can be obtained by contacting [email protected]

Oh, my aching back
Source/Author: Dr. Robert Wassman Jr.,M.D. 
Support Group
Discussion of the back (spine) problems that can occur in achondroplasia.

Source/Author: Department of Orthopedic Surgery, University of California at San Francisco 
Web-based (lay)
Discussion of the various types of spinal complications that can occur in the skeletal dysplasias.

Pedicle and spinal canal parameters of the lower thoracic and lumbar vertebrae in the achondroplast population.
Source/Author: Srikumaran U, Woodard EJ, Leet AI, Rigamonti, D, Sponseller PD, Ain MC.
Medical journal article about the spine in achondroplasia. 
Full text article available by contacting [email protected]

Protect Your Backs!
Source/Author: Pat Kipperman, OT
Support Group
Brief article printed in LPA Today providing instruction on how to take care of your back.

Spine and Spinal Cord Problems in Bone Dysplasias
Source/Author: Richard M. Pauli, MD, PhD
Support Group
Article published in LPA Today (1991-1992) that provides a good overview of the spinal issues that little people can have. 

Upper cervical myelopathy in achondroplasia.
Source/Author: Yang SS, Corbett DP, Brough AJ, Heidelberger KP, Bernstein J.; Am J Clin Pathol. 1977 Jul;68(1):68-72. 
Neurological complication/injury to spinal cord due to small foramen magnum

Cervical spine disorders in children.
Source/Author: Herman MJ, Pizzutillo PD.; Orthop Clin North Am. 1999 Jul;30(3):457-66, ix. 
Potential cervical spine complications in children with various genetic disorders including skeletal dysplasias.