Scoliosis is a sideways bending of the spine. Normally when you look at a person’s spine it runs in a straight line. If you look at a person with scoliosis, their spine bends to the side in either a...
Spondylolisthesis (SPON-dill-oh-lis-THEE-sis) is a condition in which one of the vertebrae slips forwards on top of another. It usually occurs at the base of the lumbar spine and can be caused by a variety of reasons. It is most commonly...
How can osteopathy help your body as you get older? As the human body ages the spine and joints deteriorate, the muscles can become weaker and overall flexibility decreases. Because of this, many elderly people lose their level of fitness...
There are many different types of arthritis. Osteoarthritis is also known as degenerative joint disease or degenerative arthritis. It is a chronic condition characterised by the breakdown of cartilage within the joint. The cartilage is a rubbery substance that...
Tennis elbow or lateral epicondylitis is a type of tendinitis, a condition characterised by irritation or inflammation of the tendons of the muscles of the forearm. It affects the muscles that attach to the outside of the elbow (the...
Sciatica is the name given to a set of symptoms caused by compression or irritation of the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve is the largest nerve in the human body and starts from the lumbar spine (lower back) and travels...