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Sciatica – a pain in the butt but what causes it and what can you do about it?

The term “Sciatica” is used to describe any pain in the legs or buttocks which is being caused by irritation of the nerve that supplies those areas; the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve delivers messages from the legs to the brain via the spinal cord. When there’s an irritation of the nerve, it can send pain messages relating to any part of the leg that it spreads to. For example, the irritation might be where the nerve originates in the lower back but the pain can...

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Knee Arthritis…to scan or not to scan

Osteoarthritis is extremely common and effects millions of people worldwide. Approximately 1 in 5 adults over the age of 45 has osteoarthritis of the knee. I know what you’re thinking, that’s not very old to have arthritis but it’s true. Arthritis has always been thought of as a disease of the elderly, a natural part of growing old. Which it is, but the changes in the joint that cause arthritis start much sooner than you think and those changes don’t effect everyone in the same way.   Firstly,...

Osteoarthritis is extremely co...

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