What is Sciatica?

What is Sciatica?
Many of us who have busy lifestyles sitting at a desk job for hours at an end and then being active at home with our kids for the rest of our day, suffer from sharp shooting pain or heaviness in the legs and/or back pain. This pain in the legs is commonly described as Sciatica. In this blog we will discuss what is sciatica and how and why does it occur? It is very important to understand these to get a better understanding of your sciatica. This will help you to make better and informed treatment choices when you discuss your symptoms and treatment plan with your doctor or healthcare professional .... 
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Does heat help with back pain?

Does heat help with back pain?
If you are a working mum with a busy life at home and a tighter schedule at work and suffer from back pain you may be looking for a quick fix for your back pain. Many people use hot packs for relief from back pain. In this blog, lets discuss if a hot pack really helps with back pain and how to decide if it is the right for your back pain as compared to a cold pack .....
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What is a Nerve Pain?

What is a Nerve Pain?
Nerve pains, also known as neurogenic pain can be very debilitating and can often affect the quality of your life. But how do we get nerve pains, what does it feel like to have a nerve pain, how is it different from regular arm or leg pain and will it ever go away? These are some of the common questions around nerve pain that we will discuss in this blog. Our spine is made up of vertebra stacked on top of one another with a disc in between every two vertebra. There are nerves exiting the spine on either side at the level of these vertebra ..... 
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Are Joint Injections Effective for Pain Relief?

Are Joint Injections Effective for Pain Relief?
As mums our body undergoes a lot of physical changes starting from pregnancy to childbirth to caring for our little ones and even after that. Add to that the fact that motherhood is now common in the late 30’s age when degeneration (wear and tear) of our spine and joints starts, it is no surprise that our bodies can find these physical changes challenging. These physical changes can manifest as back pain, neck pain or joint pain. And for mums specially in high demand jobs such as an executive role there is the additional stress of sitting at your desk from nine to five, long meetings and extensive travelling. All these add to the physical challenges of motherhood and they can contribute to the pains and discomforts. 
 
If you suffer from joint pain or tendinitis (inflammation/pain in your tendons) or a heel spur your doctor may have advised you to take a joint injection for pain relief. It can be a very overwhelming thought to get an injection into your joint and you might have a lot of questions regarding its effectiveness, pain from the injection and if an injection is really worth it?  
In this blog, we will address some of these common questions about joint injections and one big mistake that people do after they are given a joint injection.....
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How can you relieve your back pain?

How can you relieve your back pain?
As mums of young kids we are always on the move. Add to this the mix a highly stressful job that involves long work hours, back to back meetings, extensive travels. Its no wonder that mums of younger kids or toddlers develop back pain. In this blog we will discuss some common scenarios that can lead to back pain, followed by some tips to avoid back pain in these situations. These are simple tips that you can implement starting today. If you are one of the lucky few mums who have never had back pain this blog is still relevant to you as the tips in the tips here will help you to prevent back pain in the future. In this blog we will discuss two common scenarios that can lead to back pain and simple tips how to manage these ....
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