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Please bring this to the attention of your chiropractor as soon as possible. He/she will most likely ask you to stop all chiropractic, gym and/or sports sessions and rest your back for about a week. Despite this, if there is no improvement, please seek early medical attention by vis...
21 Jan 2020
For the pain to spread down the leg, the nerve must be irritated. Another name of this type of pain is sciatica. It is important to see a doctor to assess for neurological damage. If left untreated, the neurological deficits may be permanent. Any doctor (family physician, orthopa...
13 Jan 2020
The main aim of treating back pain is to identify and prevent further damage to the spine. This is best achieved by seeing your family physician or a specialist. They may order an MRI to exclude any major pathology and to recommend the best course of therapy. For back therapy, I ...
13 Jan 2020
A chiropractor is not a recognised medical professional and so may not be the ideal first contact to assess your back problems. I would recommend seeing your family doctor or a specialist (orthopaedic surgeon or neurosurgeon) to assess your back problems before you proceed to ancill...
13 Jan 2020
By the time we are 40 years old or above, all of us will see our disc or discs degenerated if we all undergo an MRI scan of our spine experimentally. This is because degenerative disc "disease" is actually not a "disease" but a natural ageing process that hap...
10 Jan 2020
Spinal osteoarthritis means the normal degeneration of our discs and joints in the spine as we age naturally, just like osteoarthritis in our knees and hips. Similar to our knee and hip joints, this natural gradual degeneration can be hastened by abnormal and/or repeated str...
10 Jan 2020
"Stenosis" is the medical term for "narrowing". Spinal stenosis means the narrowing of the channel in the spine (spinal canal) containing the spinal cord and nerves as they travel to your arms and legs from the brain. This spinal canal is a completely enclosed passageway surrounded ...
10 Jan 2020
Sorry to hear about your injury. Your tailbone is most likely to be painful when pressed on, when sitting and leaning back and when sitting to get out of bed every morning. Hopefully no issues when you are passing urine or motion; if not, please seek urgent consultation for an MRI s...
11 Dec 2019
There are many grades of spondylolisthesis. In fact, there are 5 grades [1] . Moreover, there are many causes of spondylolisthesis as well. Special X-rays and MRIs have to be done and a thorough clinical examination of your spine has to be performed. Clinically, it also has to depe...
6 Dec 2019
What is sciatica? Any type of pain and/or neurological symptom that originates from the sciatic nerve is referred to as sciatica. The sciatic nerve is the largest nerve in the human body. It is formed by the union of 5 nerve roots from the lower spine. It passes deep in th...
19 Nov 2019
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