Neurological

Some of the most common Neurological conditions are;

  • Prolapsed discs
  • Spinal Cord Tumours
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis

Prolapsed discs

A prolapsed, or slipped, disc occurs when the inner, softer section of the disc herniates through the outer part of the disc.
The disc then presses on to the nerves from the spinal cord, causing pain, discomfort and inflammation.
To aid recovery keeping active is important and avoiding tasks such as;

  • Reaching
  • Lifting
  • Sitting for long periods
  • Spinal Cord Tumours

Spinal cord tumours can be either benign or malignant.
There are different types of malignant spinal cord tumours, such as;

  • Intramedullary
  • Intradural extramedullary
  • Extradural spinal
  • Secondary bone cancers

Symptoms of these cancers/tumours can include;

  • Back & neck pain
  • Numbness
  • Tingling/weakness in the limbs
  • Difficulty walking
  • Loss of bladder & bowel control

Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS)

Ankylosing spondylitis is a chronic arthritis affecting the bones, muscles and ligaments of the spine.
Inflammation of the joints and ligaments results in pain and stiffness.

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