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  • Dizziness/Vertigo

    There are many possible causes of dizziness, some of which may be medical emergencies like after significant head trauma. Some of the more common presentations are due to dysfunction of the structures which control balance such as the vestibular apparatus and the joints and muscle of the neck. Usually patients report several episodes of dizziness […]

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  • Arthritis

    Arthritis is a major cause of disability and handicap 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 […]

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  • Coccyx Pain

    The coccyx is the small triangular bone at the bottom of the spine, mostly found in humans and some primates. Some people call it simply as the tail bone. Coccyx pain or tail bone pain is a common musculoskeletal problem that can result from direct trauma, childbirth, or chronic biomechanical problems in the pelvis. It […]

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  • Disc Prolapse

    Commonly called “herniated disc” or “ruptured disc” (or misleadingly called “slipped disc”), a disc prolapse is one of the 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, and […]

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  • Elbow Pain and Tennis Elbow

    Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow) Lateral elbow pain which is due to inflammation of the forearm muscles and tendons, degeneration and scarring of the tissues and inflammatory changes of the outer bone surface where the muscles join the bone. Typically an overuse condition it is very common in tennis and racket sports, manual workers like carpenters, […]

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  • Hip Pain and Groin Strain

    Hip pain is a condition that originates from an injury or from a pre-existing condition. Yet, among many cases of hip pain, inflammation of the tendon in the pelvic area is the most common. Hip and groin pain can be related and they can be caused by a variety of muscle or joint problems in […]

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  • Headache and Migraine

    Because headaches are so common, most people think they are a normal part of life. However, a persistent headache is a sign that something is wrong. The continual use of pain medication to combat headaches is akin to removing the warning light that alerts you to a problem in your car. Medication doesn’t solve your […]

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  • Lower Back Pain

    Lower back pain is an extremely common condition with up to 80% of the population experiencing it at some time during the lives. Although the underlying pathology is usually not serious, it is a significant cause of discomfort among members of the community and has a considerable impact on the economy due to time that […]

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  • Neck Pain

    One out of ten of us will have neck pain at some point in our life. In most cases, it is not due to a serious disease or neck problem, and often, the exact cause for the pain is not clear. Most are probably due to minor sprains or bad posture. This comes as no […]

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  • Osteoporosis

    Osteoporosis is a disease in which the bones become fragile and brittle. Bones can fracture easily if they are afflicted with osteoporosis. Even a minor bump or fall can cause a serious fracture. Half of all women and one-third of men over 60 years old in Australia will have a fracture due to osteoporosis. Osteoporosis […]

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