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Torticollis

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What is Torticollis? Acute torticollis is where the big powerful muscles in the side of the neck go into an involuntary spasm. This can be a very painful condition and can leave the patient unable to move the neck and they have to hold the neck to the side due to the muscle spasm. The common muscles that this can affect is the sternocleidomastoid and the levator scapulae. Common Causes Activities that can cause this condition: Typing Driving Prolonged sitting Common Signs & Symptoms Common signs and symptoms of this condition: Pain in the side of the neck Patient holding...

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Osteoarthritis (Spondylosis)

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What is Osteoarthritis (Spondylosis)? The neck (cervical spine) is made up of many small joints that help to protect the spinal cord and support the skull. When osteoarthritis develops in these little joints the neck can become very stiff and painful. These symptoms are often worse in the morning and when you have been sat for a long time. Common Causes Activities that will aggravate this condition: Prolonged sitting Computer use Driving Common Signs & Symptoms Common signs and symptoms of this condition: Neck pain especially in the morning and with prolonged inactivity Siffness in the neck especially in the...

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Side Strain

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What is Side Strain? A side strain is where there is a tear in any of the muscles down the side of the lower back. In this area there are lots of big, powerful muscles that are used in many sports, which can become damaged with repeated use. If the muscle is used too much or stretched beyond where it normally goes this will cause pain in this area of the back. The common muscles that this happens to are quadratus lomborum, latissimus dorsi and the oblique abdominals. Common causes of this injury: Using the arm to forcibly throw something...

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Herniated Disc

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What is a Herniated Disc? Intervertebral discs are in between each of the vertebrae in the spine. Herniated discs most commonly occur in the lumber spine (lower back) and this is a common cause of lower back pain. The pain can be very severe and debilitating. It will cause lower back pain as well as possibly causing pain to go down the back of the leg maybe as far as the foot. A herniated disc can be caused by repeated bending and twisting of the spine, which causes the outer layer of the disc to become worn. This then leads...

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Facet Joint Dysfunction

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What is Facet Joint Dysfunction? Back pain is the second most common cause of long term sickness in the UK after stress (NHS UK). About 7.6 million working days were lost due to work related back pain and other musculoskeletal disorders from 2010-2011 (NHS UK) and 80% of people will experience LBP at some stage of their lives. This can be either an acute episode or on going chronic pain and disability. Most causes of back pain are due to an acute strain of a muscle, ligament or pain from the facet joints. These joint lie either side of the...

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