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.
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.
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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