Male Back Pain

Back Pain

Back pain is the most common musculoskeletal reason why patients see their doctors. It is a leading cause of disability around the world. Around 80-85% of adults get low back pain at some time and around 15-20% have a back pain episode in any one-year period. Back pain is most common in adults 30 - 55 years old, but can occur at any age. Younger or older [...]

Sciatica

Sciatica is the name given to severe leg pain usually thought to be due to a prolapsed lumbar disc compressing one of the nerve roots in the lumbar spine. The medical name for sciatica is lumbar radiculopathy and it is also called radicular pain or nerve root pain. There is a lot of confusion about sciatica: Sciatica pain is severe leg pain, usually extending below the knee. [...]

Spinal Stenosis

Spinal Stenosis

Spinal stenosis is the narrowing of the space in the spinal canal which can put pressure on the spinal cord and nerves that travel through the spine. Lumbar stenosis occurs in the lower back, while cervical stenosis occurs in the neck. We can’t predict who will be affected by spinal stenosis apart from, as it is due to ageing, that it will occur in older patients. Preventing this [...]