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Do I need a scan for my back pain?

In short probably not, so here is some information to understand why.   Value vs risk X-rays and CT scans are the first choice for scans as they cost significantly less then MRI scans and can be very effective at ruling out serious pathologies such as tumours. Both of these forms of imaging have high…

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Ruptured ACL, what are my options? 

  This is a difficult question to answer and one that has been raised increasingly often by patients in our clinics over recent years. There is a growing body of evidence comparing both surgical and non-surgical options, highlighted by high profile athletes such as Tiger Woods who won 5 out of 6 tournaments before having surgical…

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How to treat an Acute Injury

  For years, people have been advised complete rest following injury. The most well known acronym for the management of acute injuries is the R.I.C.E principle. This stands for Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation. However, in 2012 a new study was published that indicated the best care for an acute injury is now P.O.L.I.C.E. Lets explain…

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