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Whiplash: What To Do And What Not To Do If You Think That You have Whiplash

Whiplash: What To Do And What Not To Do If You Think That You have WhiplashAlthough most people are familiar with the term ‘whiplash’ either because we have experienced it or we know someone who…
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Preparing and Aftercare for an Epidural Steroid Injection

Preparing and Aftercare for an Epidural Steroid Injection An epidural steroid injection is a very quick and painless experience, but whenever you are undergoing a procedure such as an epidural, it is wise to be…
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Lower Back Pain and Computer Use: Beware ‘Miracle cures’

Increasingly people who work for long hours at a PC are finding that lower back pain is almost a constant companion. However, in some ways the growth or explosion of technology wil see this situation exacerbated. Laptops,…
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Lumbar Facet Joint Blocks: Weighing Up Potential Risks

One of the absolute joys of the internet is that there is so much information around. However, to a large extent this is very much a double edged sword. Although you will be able to…
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Preparing For A Lumbar Facet Joint Block With Radiofrequency

 Despite the fact that a lumbar facet joint block using radiofrequency treatment is a very common procedure, many patients have never heard of it and there can be some trepidation about this very simple and…
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Conservative Treatments For A Prolapsed Disc: Exercise!

Anyone who is over 40 may assume that any advice about having a prolapsed disc will stress bed rest and the need to do nothing. However, the general advice now is that anyone who has…
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Lumbar Facet Joint Blocks: Allergic Reactions and Infections Put In Context!

Lumbar Facet Joint Blocks: Allergic Reactions and Infections Put In Context!As a procedure, having a lumbar facet joint block is extremely safe. It is a procedure that is minimally invasive in the sense that surgery…
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Paravertebral Botox and Lower Back Pain

Paravertebral Botox and Lower Back PainWithin the UK, the use of Botox is still seen as an innovative and somewhat novel approach to treating pain relief.  Patients are often desperate to seek a remedy to…
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MRI Scans: Their Use and Benefits

MRI Scans: Their Use and BenefitsGenerally an MRI scan is not the first option for patients who present with lower back pain.  Often the basic root causes of pain in the lower back are nothing…
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What Is ‘Pseudo’Sciatica’?

What Is ‘Pseudo’Sciatica’?Sciatica is a very difficult condition to pinpoint exactly. It is at heart, a condition that is a symptom of the sciatic nerve being compressed, usually by a disc that has slipped or may…
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