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Spinal Disc Pathology

The spinal vertebrae are separated by fluid filled pads known as the Nucleus Pulposus. These are surrounded by a tough, fibrous outer membrane called the Annulus Fibrosus and are held in place by the spinal ligaments and surrounding muscle. The pads act as shock...

DOMS; What is it? Why does it happen?

Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS) is pain or soreness experienced 24-48 hours after physical activity. It can occur anywhere in the body which has been subjected to increased activity. It often follows the start of a new exercise programme, increased exercise...

Costochondritis

What is it? Costochondritis; caused by inflammation of cartilage between the ribs and sternum (breastbone). It commonly affects the 4th, 5th and 6th ribs. Cartilage is a connective tissue between joints of the body; it acts as a shock absorber to movement, protecting...

What is Fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia is a condition causing widespread pain alongside fatigue, sleep disturbance, headaches, forgetfulness or difficulty in concentrating. 1 in 25 people can be affected with women more at risk than men Guidelines for managing fibromyalgia include a graded...