Back Pain

Antibiotics can cure chronic lower back pain, say Danish scientists

Studies show antibiotics can treat chronic lower back pain.

Up to 40 per cent of patients with chronic back pain could be cured with a course of antibiotics rather than surgery, in a medical breakthrough that one spinal surgeon says is worthy of a Nobel prize.

Sunday, 12 May, 2013, 2:08am

Delivery workers suffer pain, stress

More than 80 per cent of delivery workers suffer from back pain and stress due to poor conditions, long hours and tight schedules, a survey found. The Clothing Industry, Clerical and Retail Trade Employees General Union interviewed 244 workers who put in 10 hours a day for less than HK$7,000 a month. Many could not afford to see a doctor.

16 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

Is your backpack a recipe for back pain?

Your spine's health is affected by your choice of backpack. The American Chiropractic Association and American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons suggest that children's backpacks should not weigh more than 10 to 15 per cent of their body weight.

But most young people carry far heavier loads. Research has shown that a lot of back pain is caused by carrying overloaded backpacks.

11 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Flex your muscles

Jenny Woolsey, a massage therapist with and director of the Sutherland-Chan Centre, has the following advice to keep your muscles healthy during the hot summer months:


Stretching can reduce muscle tension and make the body feel more relaxed, preventing injury and making strenuous activity easier.

30 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Dial M for massage

Ellespa (2537 7736)

27 Apr 2003 - 12:00am

Pain-free Living

Two doctors offer free talks on alternative approaches to a 'pain-free life'. The first talk concerns podoorthesiology - a healing system that uses tailor-made insoles to rectify balance and movement problems. Dr Norbert Poessel discusses how the method can treat lower-back pain, posture weakness, fatigue with back and legs, painful joints, varicose veins and even jaw problems.

4 Oct 2002 - 12:00am

Helping to start walk of life

STANDING and walking are two of the things healthy people take for granted, but Chris Kan Kin-ho's job is to help those who have yet to master such basic skills.

Mr Kan, who has been a physiotherapist for the last five years, works with handicapped children and youngsters with delayed co-ordination development.

26 Jan 1995 - 12:00am