The sciatic nerve is a large nerve which runs down the back of each leg. Sciatic nerve pain is leg pain due to medical conditions usually seen in the back. These cause pain, weakness or tingling, which travels through the sciatic nerve and down from the lower back through the legs.
The neck is formed by the top portion of the spine and is more accurately and clinically known as the cervical spine. It is constructed to be strong and stable to support our heads whilst also forming the channel for nerve communication from the brain. It can often be a source of pain though.
Sacroiliitis is pain and inflammation associated with the Sacroiliac joint, which is the major joint connecting the spine to the pelvis. It is a relatively common cause of low back and buttock pain that may be aggravated by walking, running and sitting for long periods.
Chemotherapy is most commonly associated with a form of cancer treatment using drugs which treats the whole body. Patients undergoing chemotherapy can sometimes experience pain which is caused not by the cancer they are being treated for, but by the chemotherapy treatment itself.
Pain can affect any joint in the body, bus it is particularly common in the shoulders, hips, ankles and knees. Joints provide the connectivity between bones, supporting the body and enabling mobility. Damage to the joints from illness or injury can impact movement and cause pain
Back and neck pain are very common within the general population, but athletes are at an even greater risk of developing both acute and long-term spinal problems due to the extra strain that their spine is put through. Non-contact sports such as running, golf and tennis can significant additional stress on the spine, whereas contact sports such as football and rugby are even worse due to the greater risk of injuries as well as ongoing wear and tear.