03 May, 2018

You’re not as broken as your scan suggests

by Zab Azulay

So you’ve hurt your lower back and the doctor advised to get an MRI or CT scan which has shown a disc bulge or herniation. These words induce fear and pain in every person that suffers from back pain as it was once thought that a bulging or herniated disc was the primary cause of lower back pain and a lifelong injury.

However, recent research performed MRI and CT scan on people WITHOUT lower back pain which found some surprising results. 30-37% of 20 year olds and 60-80% of 50 year olds had either disc degeneration or disc bulge findings on their scans. The researchers concluded that a majority of these findings can be attributed to a normal part of the aging process and should not always be correlated to lower back pain symptoms.

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12 Apr, 2018

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome – Surgery isn’t your only option!

by Zab Azulay

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a condition where the Median Nerve that runs down the arm and through the wrist (carpal tunnel) is compressed causing symptoms such as pins and needles, pain and numbness usually at night. This can occur due to trauma to the hand or wrist leading to inflammation in the carpal tunnel, or enlargement of the contents of the tunnel such as blood vessels, tendons or the median nerve.

Although there are no statistics on the number of CTS surgeries performed in Australia, it is reported that in the US more than 500,000 people undergo surgeries for the disease. It is reported that 18% of workers developing the condition lose their job within 18 months – it is a huge driver of workers’ compensation claims, lost productivity and disability.

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15 Feb, 2018

The Best Remedy For Lower Back Pain

by Zab Azulay

Hurt your lower back?

This is a common condition we see at Health Space clinics. Although this is a common condition, the diagnosis of what contributed to developing your lower back pain is unique and therefore the assessments and treatment methods will differ for everyone.

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