this is what happens when you get your back cracked

This Is What Happens When You Get Your Back Cracked

Having your back cracked is one of the most satisfying feelings in the world... but what is actually going on inside our bodies when we get the old bend and snap treatment? To find out, 10 daily sat down with spinal surgeon Dr Michael Wong to smooth out some of our most pressing questions. Read More
Common spinal problems put straight

Different types of back pain: Common spinal problems put straight

The spine is a miracle of anatomy and articulation, but ‘‘bad backs’’ are all too common. The spine is divided into three sections – the cervical, the thoracic and lumbar spine. (In layman’s terms these are the top, middle and lower sections.) Back surgery may be undertaken to solve problems anywhere along the whole length. Read More

Spinal fusion: Technologies boost back surgery outcomes

Spinal fusion surgery is undertaken to relieve pain in the spine by literally ‘‘fusing’’ together the pieces of bone that are triggering pain in a section of the spine. ‘‘Technically, it’s the union of as few as two of the spinal bones, although to be effective it usually involves more,’’ says Dr Michael Wong, neurosurgeon and spinal expert from Melbourne’s EPC Health Clinic. Read More

Are high heels bad for your back?

The perfect pair of 4-inch heels can make any outfit, but are high heels bad for your back? HealthMinute chats to Neurosurgeon and Spinal Surgeon, Dr. Michael Wong to bust myths and get the facts about high heels. Read More

Can Australia stop the opioid epidemic before it’s too late?

The use of opioid drugs such as codeine has been a source of increasing concern within the community. In the past decade, opioid related deaths have almost doubled from 591 in 2007 to more than 1,100 in 2016. This is a trend that is reflected internationally, with the United States experiencing record levels of opioid-related deaths year on year. Read More

Leading Spinal Surgeon shares tips for National Safe Work Month

October is National Safe Work Month and this year's theme is 'A moment is all it takes'. A safety incident can happen at any moment in any workplace. This month encourages Australian workers to think ahead to prevent harmful situations and also incorporate simple movements into the working day to avoid potential injuries. Read More