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Acute Back Pain

Back pain is probably the most widespread, common, and potentially disabling injury in modern society. It is also one of the most misunderstood.

Category: Thoracic and chest

Acute Disk Injury

Acute low back pain is a very common complaint; with approximately 80% of people experiencing it within their lifetime, most often those between the ages of 35 and 55 years old.

Category: Thoracic and chest

Acute Disk Injury 2

Back pain is probably the most widespread, common, and potentially disabling injury in modern society. It is also one of the most misunderstood.

Category: Thoracic and chest

Back Pain: Exercise Or Rest?

Research conducted in 1987 by Dr Gordon Waddell in one of the most prestigious journals of spinal research, Spine, suggested there is little doubt that rest, and in particular prolonged bed rest is harmful in the treatment of low back pain.

Category: Thoracic and chest

Back Tips For Shoppers

Your spinal cord relays thousands of messages a second and it is your backbone and muscles, which protect this delicate and very important human 'super highway'. The two key areas are awareness and prevention.

Category: Thoracic and chest

Beating Back Pain

At some stage in their lives eighty per cent of the population will experience back pain. To make matters worse, after the first incidence, eighty per cent will suffer a recurrence within twelve months. The good news is: recent research suggests that good control of your back muscles decreases the risk of hurting or re-injuring your back.

Category: Thoracic and chest

Do Discs Heal?

The intervertebral spinal disc remains one of the most intriguing and misunderstood structures in the human body. The vast majority of the population will at some stage experience some back or neck injury, and a significant proportion of these will involve the intervertebral disc. However, there are still significant misconceptions about these types of injuries.

Category: Thoracic and chest

Scheuermann’s Disease

In adolescents bones are still maturing, including the vertebrae of the spine. Scheuermann’s disease refers to an abnormality in the growth of the vertebrae, where the front of the vertebrae does not grow as quickly as the back leading to wedging of the vertebrae.

Category: Thoracic and chest