Articles

I regularly get asked to write short or longer articles for magazines or journals.

More often than not these are about current or hot topics and aimed at non-specialists. I have included some of these articles here which I hope you will find interesting and encourage you to read more.

Spinal fracture: causes, prevention and treatments
What exactly is a spinal fracture? A spinal fracture refers simply to a ‘broken bone ’in the back. We often
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The Ageing Spine
The intervertebral discs are the cushions or shock absorbers between the bones of the spine. As children and young adults
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Back Pain
Back pain is common, affects 25% of the population at any one time, 85% of us will experience back pain
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Surgical management of a high grade Spondylolisthesis
A Spinal Surgeon will regularly see patients with a spondylolisthesis (vertebral slippage). Most commonly this is a degenerative spondylolisthesis occurring
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Osteoporotic Vertebral Compression Fractures (VCF)
Margaret is 72 years old and has osteoporosis like her mother. One morning while vacuuming the house she developed severe
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Back pain relief: dos and don’ts
We all are prone to acute back pain at some point in our lives. Luckily, there are some ways to
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