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Lumbar Stenosis

Lumbar stenosis means that the central spinal canal, which is the canal at the centre of the spine, is becoming narrowed. The spinal cord and other important blood vessel structures are contained within this canal.


Disc-related Low Back Pain

Having worked in both regional communities and metropolitan areas, I have learned that disc-related low back pain have a fearsome reputation amongst patient and practitioner alike. With many holding the strong assumption that a “slipped” disc is a life sentence of disability and low back pain.


Ankylosing Spondylitis

Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is an autoimmune inflammatory arthritis that primarily affects the spine. In this condition the joints of the neck, back and pelvis become inflamed, which results in pain and stiffness. Ankylosing spondylitis can also affect other parts of the body including eyes, skin, bowel and lungs.


Leg Length Discrepancy

Leg length discrepancy is when there is a noticeable difference between the lengths of a pair of limbs, that is, one leg is shorter than the other. This has the potential to alter the way we load through the joints of the knee, hips, and low back.

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