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Arthritis is a major cause of disability in Australia affecting people of all ages and walks of life.  Arthritis is not a single condition.  Arthritis literally means inflammation of the joint.  There are over 150 kinds of arthritis, all of which affect one or more joints in the body. The most common types of arthritis […]

Coccyx Pain

The coccyx is the small triangular bone at the bottom of the spine.  Some people call it their tail bone. Coccyx pain is a common musculoskeletal problem that can result from direct trauma, childbirth, or chronic biomechanical problems in the pelvis.  It occurs in both men and women, and often becomes a long standing, chronic […]

Disc Prolapse

Commonly called ‘herniated disc’ or ‘ruptured disc’ (or misleadingly called ‘slipped disc’), a disc prolapse is one of the most common painful conditions of the spine. The spinal column is made up of a number of bones called vertebrae. Between these vertebrae are discs which prevent the bones from rubbing against each other during movement […]