Conditions

Conditions 2019-11-20T15:59:45+00:00

Anatomy

The spine is made up of lots of small bones called vertebrae or vertebral bodies.

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Coccydynia

The main symptoms of coccydynia is pain and discomfort felt at the base of your spine and particularly when sitting down.

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Cauda equina syndrome

Cauda equina is Latin for “horse’s tail’ and is the bottom part of the spinal cord.

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Neck and arm pain

Cervical spondylosis is very common and affects the bones, cartilage and intervertebral discs in your cervical spine.

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Back Pain

Back pain can have many causes and can originate from anywhere in the spine.

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Myelopathy

Cervical myelopathy occurs when there is pressure on the spinal cord usually resulting in dysfunction of the nerves below the area of pressure.

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Facet Joint Disease

Each vertebra in the spine joins its neighbour via three joints – the large disc in the front and two small facet joints behind, forming a triangle of joints surrounding the spinal canal.

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Sciatica and Leg Pain

Pain in the limbs can be caused by inflammation or narrowing within the spine, aggravating the nerves that pass into either the legs or arms.

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Lumbar Disc Prolapse

This is an extremely common condition, frequently referred to as a ‘slipped disc’. The central portion of the lumbar disc bulges through the surrounding tissue and can cause irritation or compression of an adjacent nerve.

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Scoliosis

Scoliosis is a when the spine to curves to the side. It is most common in the chest area and the lower back.

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Spinal Stenosis

Spinal stenosis is a term used to describe a narrowing of the spinal canal. This narrowing may occur throughout the spinal canal, but mainly occurs within the more mobile areas of the spine.

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Spondylolisthesis

Spondylolisthesis simply means the abnormal slip of one vertebra with respect to the vertebra immediately below.

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Pars Defect

 A pars defect is a small break or fracture in the bone that connects the facet joints and they can become separated which is also called Spondylolysis”. 

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Infections in the Spine

Just like anywhere else in the body, infections can occur anywhere in the spine.

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Sacro-Iliac Joint Dysfunction

Sacro-iliac joint dysfunction can cause pain that can be felt anywhere in the lower back, buttocks, groin, pelvis and in the legs.

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Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a disease causing bone density to reduce too much causing bones to significantly weaken. Weakened bones are at a high risk for fracture.

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