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Back Health Blog

[SCMP Interview] Migraines: what causes them, who gets them and how to treat them – medication or meditation

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Simon Cowell, Elle Macpherson, Ben Affleck and Janet Jackson are just four celebrities that suffer from one of the world’s most common diseases: migraine. We look at this debilitating condition and its causes and treatments More

We can help with your exercise goals

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Coming up - our new Exercise section!  With over 40 exercises clearly illustrated with photos and easy-to-follow instructions, you'll surely find your workout a breeze!  Stay tuned! More

How to Prevent Back Pain from Back Packs of School Children

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Back packs may seem harmless and even appear beneficial to school children. In many ways, these are actually very useful and convenient for young kids going to school who need to carry their books and other school materials on a daily basis. However, many parents are not aware of the potential problems that can develop if they do not practice safety measures. Back pain and other conditions can ensue. Here are some ways on how to keep children's backs strong and straight.  More

Four ways on how to Straighten up when you are Pregnant

Monday, May 26, 2014

Pregnancy is often associated with spine and pelvis discomfort with postural changes.  Yet keeping your spine up straight is the more important in this period!  In this presentation, you'll learn four useful exercises plus other tips on how to ensure a smooth and healthy pregnancy, all from the most current literature. More

Common Pain Series: 1. Headache

Monday, March 31, 2014

Headache is a very common condition in modern lifestyle.  According to statistics from the World Health Organization, 47% of the general population has suffered from headache at least once in the past year. The International Headache Society lists over a hundred categories of all headache diagnoses. More

All You Need to Know About Neck Pain

Friday, January 10, 2014

Neck pain is a very common ailment in today's working environment.  The incidence is “generally higher in women, higher in high-income countries compared with low- and middle-income countries and higher in urban areas compared with rural areas.” (from The epidemiology of neck pain, University of Queensland, 2010) More

Sleeping Position Tips That Help The Spine

Thursday, December 12, 2013

The spine is a vital part of the body, which is why you have to take care of it. Problems in the spine can lead to disabilities and debilitating effects that can last permanently. When sleeping, some people are actually not mindful of the possible damage that they can deal to their spine. The type of furniture you’re sleeping in, the sleeping position, the pillows and clothes can improve or worsen spine health.  More

7 Benefits of Exercise

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

There are so many advantages that you can derive from regular physical activity. Allocate 30 to 60 minutes 3 to 5 times each week to get the best results. People generally live longer, look and feel better as well as perform work more optimally when the body is fit and healthy. Here are 7 great effects.  More

The Growing Problem of Lower Back Pain

Monday, November 04, 2013

The prevalence of Lower back pain has reached epidemic level. Research shows that its incidence is second only to the common cold. Four out of five of the general population will develop lower back pain at least once in a lifetime, while at any given time, 10% of the population is suffering from lower back pain.  More

Outdoor Activities That Cause Neck Pain

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Many people are not aware that many of the things they usually do can trigger neck pain. Some of the discomfort may stem from long term habits while others may happen suddenly due to trauma or injury. There are ways to prevent the problem as well as ease the condition. A number of outdoor activities can actually lead to neck problems so it’s best to learn the preventive measures too.  More