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stiff person syndrome
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Stiff person syndrome is a rare autoimmune neurological disorder that most commonly causes muscle stiffness and painful spasms that come and go and can deteriorate over time. Some people experience other symptoms such as an unsteady gait, double vision or slurred speech.

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SUNCT
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SUNCT (also known as Short-lasting, Unilateral, Neuralgiform headache attacks with Conjunctival injection and Tearing) is a rare form of headache that is marked by bursts of moderate to severe burning, piercing, or throbbing pain, usually on one side of the head and around the eye or temple.

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Symbrachydactyly
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Babies with symbrachydactyly (sim-brak-ih-dak-tuh-lee) are born with short, often webbed fingers. Some might be missing fingers. The condition usually affects just one hand or foot. Sometimes the forearm is short too.

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symphysis pubis dysfunction
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Some women may develop pelvic pain in pregnancy. This is sometimes called pregnancy-related pelvic girdle pain (PGP) or symphysis pubis dysfunction (SPD). PGP is a collection of uncomfortable symptoms caused by a stiffness of your pelvic joints or the joints moving unevenly at either the back or front of your pelvis.

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Synaesthesia
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Synaesthesia triggers off other senses. For example, people with the condition may be able to ‘hear’ different colours or ‘touch’ numbers. People with the condition usually associate days, letters, numbers and dates with shapes and colours. Others feel a taste sensation when they here particular words or phrases.

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Syringomyelia
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The development of a fluid-filled cyst (syrinx) in the spinal cord which, over time, can grow and damage the cord causing pain, weakness and stiffness.

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