Bursitis Explained.

Wherever bones, tendons or ligaments come into contact with each other there is a fluid filled sack present which sits between them called a bursa.

A bursa prevents these structures from rubbing on each other. Bursitis is a condition where there is inflammation of this bursa. It is often related to overuse of a particular joint, or where there is excess tension on a specific area over a long period of time.

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Sciatica – what it is?

Sciatica is a painful syndrome which is caused by compression or irritation of a nerve deep in the buttock and down the leg, called the Sciatic nerve.

The symptoms of Sciatica may include one or more of the following: pain in the buttock or down the leg, numbness, muscular weakness, pins and needles or tingling and difficulty in moving or controlling the leg.

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Whiplash – does it exist?

Whiplash is one of those terms that people hear after a car accident, but may also occur following any neck jarring incident. Whiplash happens when the soft tissue in the spine is strained as a result of the body being thrown backwards or forwards in a sudden and forceful motion.

When the head is thrown backwards, this is called hyper-extension and is likely to damage the soft tissues in the front of the neck and throat….

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