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Facet Joint Syndrome, also called facet joint sprain is a common cause of back pain. The facet joints, also termed zygapophyseal joints, are located at the back of the spine. There are two joints at each level, one on either side of the spine.
The facet joints are classified as synovial joints and are enclosed […]
July 2014 plays host to National Pain Week in Australia. With that in mind, this month’s newsletter will focus on the topic of spinal pain.
How widespread is this condition?
Spinal pain is one of society’s most frequent complaints. In 2007, the American Academy of Family Physicians reported that about 9 out of 10 adults […]
Live Better, We’ve Got Your Back
Chiropractors promote the importance of living a healthy lifestyle
AUSTRALIANS are living longer and we want to be healthy, active and capable of enjoying those extra years. In a recent survey* 81% of respondents described their life as “enjoyable” and those under 49 said they expected life to […]
We are all familiar with the term “arthritis”. Arthritis affects 1.9 Million Australians. Most of us know people who suffer from arthritis. In fact, many of the muscular-skeletal symptoms that we personally experience may actually be signs of osteoarthritis (OA).
What is Osteoarthritis (OA)?
OA is a degenerative condition that affects the joints. OA […]
Many musculoskeletal complaints arise from injuries sustained in sports. Each year we see athletic performance draw closer to the limits of human potential. Understanding the biomechanical principles involved helps us to prevent injury and restore functional integrity and stability through rehabilitation.
Sports injury treatment is designed to achieve optimal results for patients with a quicker […]
It is important for children to establish beneficial health habits at an early age, as lasting health habits are usually solidified during childhood. A 2012 article published in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics says that encouraging a healthy level of physical activity in children and teens is crucial for improving health and that […]
The average golfer tends to take up golf at an age when he or she is no longer participating in energetic, competitive and physically demanding sports. Unfortunately, this decreased involvement in competitive play contributes to an overall decrease in flexibility – especially of the spine, shoulders, hips and pelvis (key components of a good golf […]
When you injure your back people will often tell you that you have to strengthen your abdominals. If this is not explained correctly one would take this statement that you need to strengthen your stomach muscles by performing sit-ups.
The statement is correct but doing sit up while you have back pain will actually increase […]
Headache is one of the most common illnesses in Australia, with around 15 per cent of us taking painkillers for a headache at any given time.
Because headaches are so common, most people think they are a normal part of life. However, a persistent headache is a sign that something is wrong. The continual use […]
What is Arthritis ?
Arthritis is a major cause of disability and handicap in Australia affecting people of all ages and walks of life. Arthritis is not a single condition.
Arthritis literally means inflammation of the joint.
There are over 150 kinds of arthritis, all of which affect one or more joints in the body. […]