Musculoskeletal pain and painkillers

Joint and muscle pain is probably the number one symptom that prompts people to seek the help of health professionals such as osteopaths. Musculoskeletal pain affects the bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons and nerves, it is commonly but not always caused by physical injury, which can be widespread or localised in just one body part.

Understanding Sciatica

Sciatica is a relatively common form of pain affecting the leg; patients often misunderstand it. Medically sciatica is a set of symptoms rather than a diagnosis of what is causing the pain. Sciatica means that another spinal structure is compressing a person’s sciatic nerve.

Vitamin D, the sunshine vitamin

Vitamin D is essential for optimal body function; it has a vital role in maintaining bone structure and healthy teeth, but it does so much more to support our health.  Vitamin D is interesting because it affects up to 2,000 genes in the body, science shows that it acts more like a hormone than a vitamin.