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Back pain - Postural syndrome - Dr Gert Ferreira - Chiropractor in Centurion

Scheuermann's disease - Back pain - Dr Gert Ferreira - Chiropractor in Centurion

Posted 6/12/2018

Scheuermann's disease - Back pain - Dr Gert Ferreira - Chiropractor in Centurion

Scheuermann's disease is also known as Vertebral Epiphysitis. This is a disorder of calcification of vertebral epiphysis characterized by notching and wedging of the vertebral bodies. Diagnosis is usually made by x-rays.

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Scoliosis - Chiropractor in Centurion

Posted 6/4/2018

Scoliosis - Back pain - Dr Gert Ferreira - Chiropractor in Centurion

 

Scoliosis - Dr Gert Ferreira - Chiropractor in CenturionScoliosis - Dr Gert Ferreira - Chiropractor in Centurion

Defined as a lateral bending and or rotary deformation of the spine. It is a fairly common condition and is considered to be normal to have a small right scoliosis sround the heart. There are two main types of scoliosis: Functional and Structural, both will be discussed later in the article. Normally females are at higher risk to males with a 6:1 ratio. It affects 1 in 200 people.

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Back pain - Dr Gert Ferreira - Chiropractor in Centurion

Posted 6/4/2018

Back pain - Dr Gert Ferreira - Chiropractor in Pretoria

 

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We are excited to start with our new blog series about back pain, but more specifically mid back pain. Typically, the term middle back pain describes any pain or discomfort felt in the middle back region, including the area where the rib cage connects to the chest region of the spine (known as the thoracic spine). Middle back pain can be acute or chronic; the levels and types of pain experienced depend almost completely upon the cause and severity of the underlying issue. With an accurate diagnosis, there are many treatment options available for middle back pain.

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Sciatica - Chiropractor in Centurion

Posted 5/30/2018

Lower Back pain - Sciatica - Dr Gert Ferreira - Chiropractor in Pretoria

Sciatica - Dr Gert Ferreira - Chiropractor in CenturionSciatica - Dr Gert Ferreira - Chiropractor in Centurion

Sciatica is one of those often over self diagnosed conditions. The term sciatica describes the symptoms of leg pain—and possibly tingling, numbness, or weakness—that originate in the lower back and travel through the buttock and down the large sciatic nerve in the back of each leg.

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Sacroiliac joint syndrome - Chiropractor in Centurion

Posted 5/23/2018

Lower back pain - Sacroiliac joint syndrome - Dr Gert Ferreira - Chiropractor in Pretoria

The sacroiliac joint or for short the SIJ is a complex mysterious joint. With very little movement in the joint itself, it has a very important function in terms of hip movement etc. The definition of SIJ syndrome is a malposition or restricted joint. Some sources say that this can account to half of all lower back pain cases.SIJ syndrome - Dr Gert Ferreira - Chiropractor in CenturionSIJ syndrome - Dr Gert Ferreira - Chiropractor in Centurion

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Piriformis syndrome - Chiropractor in Centurion

Posted 5/21/2018

Lower back pain - Piriformis syndrome - Dr Gert Ferreira - Chiropractor in Pretoria

Lower back pain - Dr Gert Ferreira - Chiropractor in CenturionLower back pain - Dr Gert Ferreira - Chiropractor in Centurion

This type of lower back pain is sometimes rare but it can be misdiagnosed as something else. Piriformis syndrome is a neuromuscular disorder that occurs when the sciatic nerve is compressed by the piriformis muscle, causing pain, tingling down the leg.

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Lumbar Disc Herniation - Chiropractor in Centurion

Posted 5/18/2018

Lumbar disc herniation - Lower back pain - Dr Gert Ferreira - Chiropractor in Pretoria

An intervertebral disc is a fibrocartilagenous material that sit between two vertebrae. A herniation or disc buldge/prolapse is a tear in the material of the disc that surrounds the disc. This is not a very common injury, approximately only 1-3% of all lower back injuries.Lumbar disc injury - Dr Gert Ferreira - Chiropractor in CenturionLumbar disc injury - Dr Gert Ferreira - Chiropractor in Centurion

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Lumbar sprain/strain - Chiropractor in Centurion

Posted 5/9/2018

Lower back pain - Lumbar sprain/strain - Dr Gert Ferreira - Chiropractor in Centurion

Lower back pain - Chiropractor in CenturionLower back pain - Chiropractor in Centurion

A Lumbar sprain or strain can be defined by soft tissue damage to the ligaments, muscle and fascia surrounding the lumbar spine, sacrum or pelvis. This is normally lower back pain, stiffness of muscle spasm that may have an immediate onset or shortly after an injury.

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Lumbar facet syndrome - Chiropractor in Centurion

Posted 5/7/2018

Lower back pain - Lumbar facet syndrome - Dr Gert Ferreira - Chiropractor in Pretoria

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Lower back pain affects a big part of our everyday population, that is why we should know what types of lower back pain we get and how to get it treated. The first condition we going to have a look is a very common one, and it is called Lumbar Facet Syndrome. This is a lower back pain due to inflammation or the degeneration of the facet joints, and is often aggravated by extension type of movements.

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