Osteoporosis

Today is @worldosteoporosisday, run by the @iofbonehealth and supported by @BCA and @RCC, amongst others, so let’s take a look at Osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is a metabolic condition where the calcium leaches out of the bones, leaving them less dense, more porous and brittle; leading to an increased risk of fracture. Bone density is only really … Continue reading Osteoporosis

World Spine Day 2021

Today is @WorldSpineDay2021, organised by the @WorldFederationOfChiropractic. Low back pain is the single leading cause of disability worldwide, with a global prevalence of 18.1%; it is one of the most common reasons for missed work, and one of the most common reasons for visits to the GP surgery. Most back pain is mechanical, and non-serious; … Continue reading World Spine Day 2021

Osteoarthritis

This week is National Arthritis Week; whilst today is World Arthritis Day; brought to us by @VersusArthritis (formerly Arthritis Research UK) and @EULAR, supported (amongst other) by the @BCA and @ARMA. So this week, let’s take a look at degenerative joint disease (DJD). AKA Osteoarthritis, Spondylosis, or even “Wear and Tear”. DJD is a normal … Continue reading Osteoarthritis

Acute low back pain

These coming couple of weeks has a number of awareness events relevant to us, so I’ll be posting more than usual. This whole week is Back Care Awareness Week, and this Sunday is World Mental Health Day. Next week includes World Arthritis Day (12th) and World Spine Day (16th) whilst World Osteoporosis Day is on … Continue reading Acute low back pain

Chronic low back pain

This coming couple of weeks has a number of awareness events relevant to us, so I’ll be posting more than usual. This coming week is Back Care Awareness Week. Next week includes whilst World Arthritis Day (12th) and World Spine Day (16th) whilst World Osteoporosis Day is on the 20th.So for today, as back care … Continue reading Chronic low back pain

Pain Perception

Let’s take a look at the perception of chronic pain. Pain is weird, brains are weird, they don’t really know what’s going on in their own body; they have an opinion, but opinions are not the same as facts. First of all, there is no nerve that carries signals of “pain” from the body to … Continue reading Pain Perception

Migraine Headaches

This coming week is Migraine Awareness Week here in the UK, brought to us by @themigrainetrust, so let’s take a look at migraine headaches. A migraine is a severe headache felt as a throbbing pain on one side of the head typically aggravated by physical exertion, and lasting 6-72 hours; they can occur several times … Continue reading Migraine Headaches

Ehlers Danlos Syndromes

Let’s take a look at Ehlers Danlos Syndromes (EDS). Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome is a group of inherited connective tissue disorders, caused by faulty collagen. Connective tissue helps support the skin, muscles, ligaments, and organs of the body. People who have the defect in their connective tissue associated with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome may have symptoms which include joint … Continue reading Ehlers Danlos Syndromes

Epicondylitis

Let’s take a look at tennis elbow / golfers’ elbow. Epicondylitis is the name given to inflammation of the tendons, and where they join to the bones at the epicondyles (the bumps either side of the humerus), at the elbow. These are named by which epicondyle is effected, lateral (AKA tennis elbow) or medial (AKA … Continue reading Epicondylitis