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Kidney stones – symptoms, causes and treatment

What are kidney stones? Kidney stones are hard crystalline masses of varying shapes and sizes that form on the inside

Leg ache – causes and symptoms

Many people are bothered by painful aching legs. Although many of the causes of this problem are not serious, it

Corticosteroid injections

Corticosteroids (also known as steroids) are medicines that can be used to treat inflammation. When corticosteroids are injected into or

Back pain

Most Australian adults will experience low back pain at some time in their lives. Most low back pain gets better

Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a condition that causes chronic (ongoing) problems with generalised pain, tenderness and muscle stiffness throughout the body, alongside

Shingles: essential facts

9 things you should know about shingles (herpes zoster) People who have had chickenpox (about 90% of adults) can later

Epidurals

What is an epidural? An epidural is a spinal procedure that delivers anaesthetic or painkilling drugs to the nerves that

Neuropathy in diabetes

What is diabetic neuropathy? Neuropathy in diabetes is also called diabetic nerve damage or diabetic neuropathy. People with diabetes mellitus

Neck pain: symptoms and causes

Your neck is a complex interlocking structure consisting of bones, joints, nerves, muscles, tendons and ligaments. Its main job is

Temporomandibular joint disorders

Your temporomandibular joint (also referred to as TMJ) is the joint just in front of each ear, where your jaw

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