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Sciatica

What is Sciatica? Sciatica is a neurological condition in which there is pain, tingling, burning or numbness felt down either or both legs. There may or may not be associated back pain. The cause is either irritation or compression of the Sciatic nerve or its several nerve roots. The Sciatic nerve originates from nerve roots in the lumbar spine (low back). Virtually all the nerves that go into your legs, as well as many that go into the bowel and lower abdominal organs come from the low back. So inflammatory or degenerative conditions of the low back such as disc bulges often lead to compression or irritation of the nerve roots that exit the spinal cord and this irritation is transferred along the length of the nerves as they traverse into the legs.

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Scoliosis: a basic guide

Scoliosis is a condition that has been misunderstood, misrepresented and mistreated for many years. This post will help you learn what it is, what it isn't and what you can do to manage it yourself.

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Arthritis

What is Arthritis? Wear and tear, like death and taxes, are one of the few certainties in life. While a certain amount of regeneration of tissues occurs all the time, sustained mechanical stresses, traumas, toxicity and neuropsychological triggers (like depression, anxiety etc.) can create levels of tissue damage that can only heal through scarring and other processes of repair. Arthritis is one such condition.

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