The sciatic nerve is the longest nerve in the body and runs down the back of the leg and can be compressed by a herniated disc, bulging disc of tight muscles in the gluteal area (piriformis syndrome). Sciatica can be sometimes misunderstood for any pain that runs down the leg. More accurately it is the compression or irritation of one of the nerve roots in the lower back, (specifically spinal levels L4-S3). Symptoms of sciatica usually include pain in the buttock, hip or that
Improving the mobility of your thoracic spine is important to improve your posture and can help with everyday activities, some sports and your breathing. Having poor mobility in the thoracic spine can lead to injury in the upper body and lower back, in areas such as; neck, shoulders, lower back, and hips. Also poor thoracic mobility can affect your breathing as the ribs attach to the mid spine. If you're suffering with tension in the upper back this exercise is a must for yo
⚡️ Time to fix that low back pain!! ⏰☄️ Instead of trying to stretch your lower back to get rid of the pain you’re experiencing, why not try to strengthen the muscles that surround your lower back, hip, pelvis and core to prevent this injury from reoccurring again in the future. Stretching to forcefully lengthen muscle tissue without the stability to control the joint, may relieve pain but does not resolve the problem. Having proper movement patterns is the answer to increasi
People often associate weightlifting with back pain due to the strain it can put on your body and spine. However, you may be surprised to know just how highly beneficial weightlifting can be as an exercise. Any form of strength training which involves regularly lifting weights helps to promote muscular strength, good bone health, health metabolism and cardiovascular fitness. Back pain caused by lifting weights is caused mainly by poor posture or poor lifting technique. Deadl
MRI scans allow a specialist to look at the soft tissue around the spine such as discs, nerves and the spinal cord.
During an MRI scan you are surrounded by a series of large magnets, and the image produced is effectively a photograph of a cross section of your body. By combining these cross-sections, a computer can create a detailed picture of your anatomy, clearly revealing muscles, ligaments, organs and blood vessels.
Your osteopath would only refer you for an MRI sc
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