Monthly Archives: May 2013

Sciatica: a real pain in the…

Last month’s blog explained why slipped discs don’t really exist. Here we explore another common and partially related self diagnosis: sciatica and/or “trapped” nerves. Sometimes people with low back pain find it spreads downwards, reaching their buttock, thigh or even lower leg and foot. This disquieting turn of events tends to prompt five uniquely human […]

Fibromyalgia awareness day

May 12th is International Fibromyalgia Awareness Day. This poorly-understood ailment affects millions of people around the world, yet remains largely unheard of. Fibromyalgia sufferers complain of long-term widespread pain, stiffness, and tiredness — although symptoms vary from person to person and may include irritable bowel syndrome, headaches, difficulty concentrating, and more besides [1]. It is […]