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Lumbar spine

Your lumbar spine lets you move, supports you and protects your spinal cord. Injury is common. Prevent it by handling loads safely and being active.

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Upper back (thoracic) pain

Your upper back is also known as the thoracic spine. Learn about common causes of thoracic pain and how to prevent and manage it.

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Scoliosis is the term given to an abnormal curve of your spine. Learn more about scoliosis causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment options

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Ankylosing spondylitis

Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a type of arthritis that mainly affects your spine. There’s no cure for AS, but treatments can help ease your symptoms.

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The role of a neurosurgeon

Neurosurgeons (brain surgeons) specialise in the surgical treatment and management of conditions that affect the brain, spine and nervous system.

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Spina bifida

Spina bifida is a birth defect that affects a baby's spine from early pregnancy. Having enough folate in your diet lowers your baby’s risk.

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Sea creature bites and stings

Sea creature stings and bites can be serious due to venom through their teeth, tentacles, spines, or skin. Learn when to get help.

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Lumbar microdiscectomy

A slipped disc is where the spongy centre of a disc bulges out and puts pressure on a nerve where it leaves your spine. The aim is to relieve the pressure on the nerve so it can recover.

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A laminectomy may be recommended to ease your back pain but only when other treatments such as physiotherapy and medication have not worked.

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How to improve your posture

Good posture is important. Here are some tips and exercises to follow so you can improve your posture both in the workplace and at home.

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