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Back pain affects the whole family

Back pain is an extremely common problem. The Australian Institute for Health and Welfare report that 70 to 90% of people will have some back pain at some point in their lives. In any one given year this equates to 1 in 6 Australians being affected by significant back...

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Dr Google

Should you google your diagnosis before seeing a specialist? This depends on the level of certainty about your diagnosis before your visit. If you look up a disease or condition that you do not actually have this can be confusing and distressing. However, if your...

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What to expect when seeing a neurosurgeon

Your GP or physiotherapist may recommend that you see a neurosurgeon for a specialist opinion regarding your condition. I understand that this is not a commonplace everyday event and may be something that you find quite stressful or unsettling. I have written this to...

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Disc Herniation

Herniated lumbar disc is a common spinal condition that involves a bulging of the disc, or rupture of the outer layer of the disc with displacement of a fragment of the disc material. The disc material has moved and is now compressing one or more nerves. This can...

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