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Low Back Pain

Coccyx pain
Emergency treatment
Preventing back pain
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Acute Low Back Pain

Acute low back pain is severely painful back pain which usually comes on suddenly from a movement such as bending over or twisting. We look at initial treatment.

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Back Pain and Driving

Driving is a frequent aggravator of lower back pain and can even be the initial cause of pain. Read on to find out how to support your back whilst driving.

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Back Pain and Posture

For many people back pain is directly related to poor posture, in both standing and sitting. The majority of people will have at least one, usually more, postural abnormalities.

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Back Pain at Work

Ergonomics is the process of optimising human well-being and performance. This involves assessing and improving safety, comfort, productivity and ease of use of equipment.

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Broken Tailbone

A broken tailbone or fractured coccyx as it is also known occurs after a fall where the patient lands directly on the tailbone at the very base of the spine.

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Bruised Tailbone

Bruised coccyx symptoms include pain at the very base of the spine. Bruising usually develops in moderate to severe cases.

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Coccyx Injury

A Coccydynia is a type of tailbone pain, it is also known as coccygodynia is pain in the area of the coccyx or tail bone as it is sometimes called.

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Compression Fracture of the Spine

A compression fracture of the spine is a break in one of the vertebrae bones due to a compression force.

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Emergency Treatment for Back Pain

Severe low back pain usually comes on suddenly and caused by a minor movement such as bending over.

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Facet Joint Pain

Common symptoms associated with facet joint pain include muscle spasms which can pull the spine out of alignment and cause back pain.

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Gradual Onset Back Pain

Mild or moderate low back pain can be from a chronic or long term back problem or can follow a bout of acute low back pain.

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Iliolumbar Ligament Sprain

An Iliolumbar ligament sprain is an injury to the Iliolumbar ligament between the pelvis and the 5th lumbar vertebrae.

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Inversion Therapy

Inversion therapy involves hanging upside down to apply gentle traction to the spine.We explain the benefits of Inversion Therapy and how it can help with back pain.

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Lumbago (Low Back Pain)

Lumbago is the term used to describe general lower back pain. The exact cause of the lumbago/back pain is often unknown.

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Lumbar Lordosis

Lordosis or hyperlordosis is an exaggerated lumbar curve in the spine. To put it another way, the lower back curves inwards more than it would naturally do.

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Lumbosacral Sprain

A lumbosacral sprain is a ligament injury in the lumbar or sacral areas (lower back). A sprain usually occurs after a forceful or rapid movement which overstretches

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Lumbosacral Strain

A Lumbosacral Strain is an injury to the muscles of the lower back. It is usually caused by a forceful or rapid twisting or bending movement.

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Muscle Strains in Lower Back

Muscle strains in the lower back can occur for a number of reasons and may be a weak point waiting to happen.

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Paravertebral Trigger Points

Paravertebral trigger points are tight localized knots or lumps in the muscles either side of the spine which cause back pain. Trigger points can be active or latent.

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Sacroiliac Joint pain

Sacroiliac joint pain is usually located either to the left or right of the lower back, although it is sometimes described as a band of pain across the lower back.

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Sciatica

Sciatica is the term used to describe back pain which radiates down the leg. It can be caused by a number of factors although a prolapsed or slipped disc

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Scoliosis

Scoliosis is an S shaped or C shaped curve in the spine. You can be born with it, or it can develop over time.

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Slipped Disc

A herniated disc is sometimes also known as a slipped disc or prolapsed disc. It can occur anywhere in the spine although is most common in the lower back.

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Spinal Canal Stenosis

Spinal stenosis is a condition seen more in older athletes where the spinal canal narrows causing pressure on the nerves with resulting pain and numbness.

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Spondylitis

Ankylosing Spondylitis (Bechterew's disease or Marie Struempell disease as it is also known) is a form of chronic,

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Spondylolisthesis

Spondylolisthesis is a back injury involving a forward slipping of one vertebra over another and is most commonly seen in children between the ages of 9 and 14.

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Spondylolysis

Spondylolysis is a stress fracture of a part of the spine called the the pars interarticularis. It is an overuse injury and is more common in young athletes involved

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Spondylosis

Spondylosis is a term used to describe bony overgrowths of the vertebrae which form the spinal column.

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Transverse Process Fracture

A transverse process is a bony protrusion from the back of a vertebrae bone in the spine. There is one on each side of every vertebrae in the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine.

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Weak Back

Weak back and especially core and abdomen muscles will be unable to support the back sufficiently leading to pain and tiredness.

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Coccyx pain
Emergency treatment
Preventing back pain