Let’s take a look at facet syndrome. Facet syndrome is the irritation of the structures that form the facet joints – the small joints in the spine, which control movement. These can be irritated by pinching or stretching of the capsular ligaments which surround the joint, as a result of repeated micro-trauma, or as a … Continue reading Facet Syndrome
Let’s take a look at Sports Taping. Kinesiology taping (KT) differs from traditional taping with Zinc Oxide tape (ZnOT). ZnOT is a rigid, inflexible tape used mostly to limit ranges of motion and to constrict muscle movement. The effect of ZnOT is to prevent injured tissue moving too far and being re-injured; or to reduce … Continue reading Sports Taping
Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
Let's take a look at thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS). TOS is a term used to describe the compression of the brachial plexus; a grouping of nerves in the neck and shoulder region. Compression of these structures can cause pain, tingling, numbness and weakness from the shoulder and into the arm – often described as ‘sciatica … Continue reading Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
Let’s take a look at piriformis syndrome.AKA deep gluteal syndrome (DGS). Piriformis syndrome is a form of sciatica where the sciatic nerve is compressed or irritated by the piriformis muscle. The piriformis muscle is a muscle deep in the buttocks and is a primary stabilizer for the hip, lifting and rotating the thigh away from … Continue reading Piriformis Syndrome
Love Activity, But Hate Exercise?
As we’re getting to the point where New Year’s Resolutions are starting to struggle; let’s have a look at getting and keeping active. PE has a lot to answer for. If it brings to mind freezing changing rooms and slogging through muddy fields then it’s likely you’re not alone in those thoughts. The inspiration that … Continue reading Love Activity, But Hate Exercise?
This week is National Stress Awareness Week brought to you by @ISMA and @Mind, so it seems a good time to take a look at tension headaches. Tension headache is a neurological disorder characterized by a predisposition to attacks of mild to moderate headache with few associated symptoms. This is the most common type of … Continue reading Tension Headaches
Today is @worldosteoporosisday, run by the @iofbonehealth and supported by @BCA and @RCC, amongst others, so let’s take a look at Osteoporosis. Bone Health 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 … Continue reading Osteoporosis
World Spine Day 2022
Today is @WorldSpineDay2022, organised by the @WorldFederationOfChiropractic, and supported by @BritChiro (and many others). 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. … Continue reading World Spine Day 2022
Degenerative Joint Disease
This week is National Bone and Joint Week; whilst today is World Arthritis Day; brought to us by @VersusArthritis (formerly Arthritis Research UK) and @EULAR, supported (amongst other) by the @ChiropracticUK. So let’s take a look at degenerative joint disease (DJD).AKA Osteoarthritis, Spondylosis, or even “Wear and Tear”. Arthritis on an X-ray DJD is a … Continue reading Degenerative Joint Disease
Acute low back pain
Back Care Awareness week is drawing to a close, so let’s take a look at acute low back pain (Acute LBP). Back care awareness week is organised by BackCare, and supported by the British Chiropractic Association amongst others. Exercises for low back pain LBP is the fifth most common reason for physician visits, which affects … Continue reading Acute low back pain