• Back Pain

    Aquarium fungicide might help low back pain

    Tropical fish fanciers will be familiar with methylene blue as an anti-fungal and anti-bacterial chemical used to keep fish healthy. Today the Daily Mail report on a trial carried out in China by orthopedic surgeons and reviewed by Professor Bogduk for the medical journal Pain. The Chinese surgeons suggest…

  • Back Pain

    Could bacteria be the cause of low back pain

    Interesting article in the Daily Mail – “Could bacteria have caused your Back Pain? (And will a simple dose of antibiotics cure it for good?)”. The suggestion is that injured discs can provide a home for blood-borne bacteria, the resulting infection then affects the bone and makes it swell…