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Month: January 2013

How Common is Osteoarthritis?

January 31, 2013

Osteoarthritis is very common and affects most of us as we get older. It is the most common form of arthritis in people over the age of 65. Men are more likely to be affected than women before they reach 45, but, in the over-55s, the balance shifts so more women are affected. Osteoarthritis is […]

How can I Better Manage my Gout?

January 16, 2013

While rarely fatal, gout can be a debilitating health condition. Gout is getting increasingly common in modern society, partly due to our increased life expectancy, and also our changing diet, which is rich in red meats, seafood and alcohol. While gout is rarely fatal, it can be debilitating, with the affected joints becoming tender and […]

Diseases That Can Cause Back Pain

January 13, 2013

Although they are much less common than the mechanical causes of back pain, certain diseases can contribute to back pain and are likely to need long-term treatment. Arthritis Arthritis is a disease that causes pain in the joints that is usually accompanied by swelling and sometimes changes in their structure. Although arthritis usually affects the […]

Mechanical Causes of Back Pain

January 13, 2013
Herniated Disc

Mechanical problems are by far the most common cause of back pain. There are many possible reasons why mechanical pain – in which a specific part of the spine, like a disc, a ligament or a joint, does not work correctly – can occur. As well as strains, knocks and other accidental injuries, a number […]