What is a herniated disc and how can an osteopath help?

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Herniated Disc – The idea of a herniated or ‘slipped’ disc is enough to make most people feel uncomfortable. Yet, this is an accurate response to a painful condition, which happens when the soft inner material of a spinal disc protrudes through a tear in the outer layer. This occurrence can cause discomfort and significant …

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Osteoarthritis and Exercise

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What is Osteoarthritis? Scientifically, osteoarthritis is a simple process to describe. However, the physical and emotional impacts can be difficult to put into words. Osteoarthritis refers to the gradual breakdown of joint cartilage in your body. This precious cartilage acts as a cushion between bones, allowing for smooth joint movement. As the condition progresses, the …

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Hydration – The importance of staying hydrated

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Hydration. No matter your age, level of physical activity or state of overall health, staying hydrated is an incredibly important component of our health and well-being. Taking in plenty of water allows optimal performance of bodily functions, increased cognitive function, better skin, hair and nails, decreased likelihood of suffering from joint pain and much, much …

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