Back pain

Long hours of sedentary work has led to an epidemic of pain in Hong Kong. 60-90% of adults in this demanding city will experience lower back pain, making it the second most common cause for sick-leave in the workplace.

Are you one of many with persistent and recurring pain?

Help is at hand from our team of capable osteopaths and chiropractors, providing effective assessment, treatment and relief.

We recognise that not all back pain is caused by physical injury. Grief, stress and anxiety can all be held in our back. Regardless of the cause, our practitioners will help you begin your journey to recovery.

Those who suffer from back pain may experience muscle aches and shooting or stabbing pains. Many find the pain radiates down their leg and may worsen with movement.

In rare cases, back pain may be accompanied by fever, or cause new bladder or bowel issues. If this is the case, you should seek a referral from your GP for further investigation.

In your initial assessment, our osteopaths and chiropractors will assess your pain and the appropriate level of care for rehabilitation. They relieve tension in sore areas and ensure you’ll leave the clinic feeling your best.

At IMI, we recognise that it’s not only physical injury that leads to back pain. If its cause is stress and a weighty workload, our acupuncturists and osteopaths offer whole-body solutions to recurring back problems.

Natural anti-inflammatories like tumeric and muscle relaxants like magnesium will help ease pain and are easily available at our dispensary and online.

In order to promote long-term healing, our practitioners will work with you to understand why the pain occurred and how to protect your back in future, enabling you to remain pain-free.

What to do next

We suggest that you consult with an osteopath, chiropractor or craniosacral therapist in the first instance. Call 2523 7121 or connect with us here.

Articles and further information

 

Evidence-based guideline on prevention and management of lower back pain in working population in primary care, The Hong Kong Practitioner 2012;34:106-115