Category: Conditions

Whiplash

Definition Whiplash is defined as an injury to the soft tissues of the neck, usually caused by a sudden extension and flexion of the neck, a quick movement back and forth. Research indicates that...

Occipital Neuralgia

Introduction Occipital Neuralgia is a form of neuropathic pain caused by irritation or injury to the occipital nerve located in the back of the scalp. The occipital nerves are two pair of nerves that...

Chronic Pancreatitis

Introduction Chronic pancreatitis is a medical condition in which the pancreas is persistently inflamed over a long period. The pancreas is a soft, elongated gland situated at the back of the upper abdominal cavity,...

Spondylolysis and Spondylolisthesis

Spondylolysis and Spondylolisthesis Definitions Spondylolysis is an interruption of the pars interarticularis, this can either be unilateral or bilateral. Spondylolisthesis: an anterior displacement of a vertebral body in relationship to the segment immediately below,...

Osteoarthritis in the Spine

Osteoarthritis in the Spine Introduction Osteoarthritis is a type of arthritis caused by the breakdown and loss of cartilage of a joint. Also known as degenerative arthritis, osteoarthritis commonly affects the hands, feet, spine...

Symptoms of Myofascial Pain Syndrome

Symptoms of Myofascial Pain Syndrome Introduction Myofascial Pain Syndrome (MPS) is essentially defined as a painful musculoskeletal condition, characterized by the development of Myofascial trigger points (TrPs). These points are locally tender when active...

Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS)

Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS) Introduction Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS) is basically an umbrella term that refers to the group of vascular, neurological and musculoskeletal health effects associated with the use of vibrating tools. In...