Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperostosis (DISH)

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Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperostosis (DISH)

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Diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH) is a disorder in which there is bone growth that is not normal in the ligaments and discs, particularly where they attach to the bones. Symptoms are relatively minor spinal stiffness and pain. Over time your spine will stiffen and your vertebrae may fuse together.

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By Healthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer William M. Green, MD - Emergency Medicine
Primary Medical Reviewer Brian D. O'Brien, MD - Internal Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer Robert B. Keller, MD - Orthopedics
Last Revised April 6, 2010

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