Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal Tunnel Image

Overview Carpus is derived from the Greek word karpos, which means “wrist.” A band of fibrous tissue surrounds the wrist and supports the joint. There is a tight space between this fibrous band and the wrist bone called the carpal tunnel. The carpal tunnel is the passageway in the wrist that connects the forearm to […]

The Respiratory System

Lungs Image

We need oxygen to keep our bodies functioning on a cellular level, and the respiratory system is the part of the body that enables this to happen. The respiratory system is a group of organs and tissues that enable us to breathe. The main parts of this system are the lungs, the airways, and the […]

The Liver

Image of a Liver

Introduction The liver is a large, meaty organ that sits on the right side of the upper abdomen. It is the second largest organ in the body, after the skin. Weighing one and a half kilograms on average, the liver is reddish brown in colour and feels rubbery to the touch. It is protected by […]

Spinal Nerves

Anatomy of the Spinal Cord To discuss the spinal nerves and how they work we first have to understand the anatomy of the spinal cord and column.  The spinal column supports the head and protects the spinal cord, which is attached to the brain and extends down the centre of the back.  It is approximately […]