Wednesday, 30 December 2015

Stretching exercises to do while traveling

Long hours of travel in plane, car, bus or train can be challenging for people with back and neck pain. Prolonged waiting period before boarding the vehicle, prolonged sitting time in the vehicle and lifting heavy luggage may cause or aggravate the neck or back pain. Sitting still in a seat with minimal room for the legs and elbow may cause stiffness and pain in the neck and back. There are a few stretching exercises that you can do to relax the tight muscles.

Neck exercise 1:
Slowly turn your head to the left side until you feel a gentle stretch in the neck muscle. Hold the position for 30 seconds. Then slowly turn your head to the right side and hold the position for 30 seconds. Repeat the procedure for a few times.

Neck exercise 2:
Tilt your head to the left side as in trying to bring your left ear toward your left shoulder until you feel a gentle stretch in the neck muscles. Hold the stretch for 30 seconds. Then tilt the head to the right side and hold the stretch for 30 seconds. Repeat the procedure for a few times.

Learn more about exercises for neck pain

Back exercise 1:
Sit on the edge of the chair, straighten your knees and legs with both heels in contact with the ground, bend forward and feel for a gentle stretch behind your thighs. Hold the stretch for 30 seconds.

Back exercise 2:
Sit on the chair, bring the right ankle up onto the left knee, lean forward while keeping your back straight until you feel a gentle stretch in the right buttocks. Gently push on top of your right knee and hold the stretch for 30 seconds. Repeat the procedure on the other side. 

For more information or enquiries, please contact us at 03-2093 1000. 

Friday, 25 December 2015

Neck Pain and Back Pain in Frequently Flyers

Long haul travel and frequent business trips can be challenging for people with neck and back pain. Prolonged sitting in an awkward position, lifting heavy objects like luggage, sleeping in an uncomfortable position or sudden increase in physical activities may create and exacerbate neck pain and back pain for most frequent flyers to or from Malaysia. Travel smart and prepare yourself for the trip so that you can enjoy the trip. There are a few simple steps you can take to prevent or minimize the pain. The clinical non-surgical teams of Chiropractic-in-Malaysia brings this article for your review in the hope of preventing injuries, pain or downtime while on vacation or business trip.

Bring a neck pillow to support your neck so that you won’t be sleeping in an awkward position for too long. This helps to prevent spasm in the neck and upper back muscles and neck stiffness. Neck muscle tightness may aggravate your headache and dizziness. For people with lower back issues, bring a back support or request a few pillows from the flight attendant to support your lower back and keep your spine straight when you sit. Try to maintain the normal curvature of your lower back and try not to slouch when you sit.

Alternate ice and heat therapy help to reduce the neck and back pain. Apply the ice pack to the spine for 10 minutes reduces the swelling and inflammation. Implementing the heat pack on the tight muscles around the shoulder or lower back for 10 minutes helps to relax the muscles. Get up and walk around the cabin for a few moments every hour reduces joint stiffness and muscle tightness. Try to travel light and bring your pain medications or muscle relaxants in your hand luggage in case you need them to ease the pain. And if the pain lingers, call our clinical teams: we offer the best neck pain and back pain treatments in Malaysia.

Wr hope this article on how to avoid neck pain and back was helpful, should you have any questions or require treatments for the best clinical teams in physiotherapy or chiropractic in Malaysia call our main center at 03 2093 1000.  

Sunday, 20 December 2015

Knee Pain, Hip Pain and Rectus Femoris Treatments in Malaysia

Rectus femoris is a muscle that runs in the front part of the thigh. It originates from the anterior inferior iliac spine of the pelvis bone and the acetabular rim of the hip joint. It inserts into the upper part of the knee cap and indirectly into the tibial tubercle via patellar tendon. Rectus femoris acts to bend the hip joint (hip flexor) and straighten the knee (knee extensor). Knee pain, hip pain, and even back pain results when the rectus femoris muscles are injured, tightened or weak. The clinical teams of Chiropractic-in-Malaysia wanted to shed light on rectus femoris muscles instability or damage, as many of the injured patients visiting us have had issues. Unfortunately, for most the previous treatments or therapies they received from others were not helpful.

Others could not help them as they lacked the needed skills, technology or clinical teams to fix all related issues holistically. We hope the article in this blog will help you identify centers in Malaysia that can provide you with the needed treatments. However, if you have difficulty finding one, just call Chiropractic Chiropractic Specialty Centers have the skilled non-surgical teams you require for rapid improvement.

 Why Understanding Mechanisms of an injury is Critical in Your Recovery?

Increased tightness in the rectus femoris can cause restriction of the hip extensors. This results in a decrease in the stride length during walking. And as such, there will be an increase in the curvature of the lower back due to this muscle tightness. Additional stress can be imposed on the pelvic as a result of increased pelvic rotation in the horizontal plane. The ankle and foot will compensate for the decreased hip extension by increasing plantar flexion of the ankle and foot to lengthen that leg.

A lengthened rectus femoris muscle is at high risk of strain or sprain with sudden excessive hip extension. Simultaneous contraction of the quadriceps muscles will further increase the risk of injury. For example, when an athlete pushing off the blocks from a sprint start, he or she has to extend the hip of the front leg (driving leg), while the quadriceps has to be activated to help stabilize and straighten the knee. The rectus femoris needs to contract under maximal tension in extreme hip extension to initiate hip flexion. This will pose the muscle under high risk of injury. It is this very mechanism of injury that is misunderstood by most therapists and chiropractors in Malaysia.

The better your caretaker understands the mechanisms of your injury, the higher chances for a speedy recovery and avoidance of similar injuries in future. Many centers, unfortunately, do not pay attention to these smaller details. And as such, most of their injured athletes return with similar injuries time and again. Well, that will not happen when you visit one of the clinical experts associated with Chiropractic-in-Malaysia. Call our main center at 03 2093 1000 for the best and most complete knee pain, hip pain and rectus femoris treatments in Malaysia today. 

Tuesday, 15 December 2015

What are Subluxatoins and How they Impact your Joints and Spine

Subluxation is a term coined by the profession of Chiropractic. However, since it has been used and abused by other professions in their half-hearted attempts at describing a joint's position. The word subluxation refers to minor misalignments of bones in the spine or joint that lead to loss of wellbeing. It is that simple. Chiropractic-in-Malaysia wants to steps to ensure proper use of the term and a better understanding of what this term describe and how subluxations can rob years of your health.

Subluxations are malalignment of the joints in our body can affect the ability to meet specific demands required for particular sports. Far too many are injured when they push their body beyond its' normal limits. Injuries sustained often result in subluxations. If uncorrected it can be the cause of continued pain or pain that revisits you time and again. The clinical teams of Chiropractic-in-Malaysia blog encourage everyone to get their spine and joints evaluated and assessed by clinical chiropractors or physiotherapists. Don't trust the unlearned or those with limitations. Visit the best there is, visit Chiropractic Speialty Centers in Malaysia. Sports injuries are common and almost every injury can be treated non-surgically.

In this article, we will concentrate our efforts on injuries sustained during swimming. We picked swimming because it is an activity loved by all ages in Malaysia. Therefore, the best way to introduce subluxation and injuries sustained in a sports injury is through an activity known and loved by most Malaysians.

Subluxations in Swimmers

No one is immune from a subluxation. It can happen to fittest and strongest of us. Swimmers have a higher risk of getting a subluxation in spine, shoulders, arms, hips or even in the knees. . Increased resistance, asymmetrical propulsion, and increased energy expenditure are the main limitations in swimming activity due to malalignment of the joints.

Limited head and neck rotation to the right and side bending to the left may cause difficulty in alternate breathing on the right side for freestyle swimmers. The swimmer may suffer from neck and upper back pain due to increased tension in the right upper trapezius and limited neck rotation. The swimmer may rotate the whole body to the right to compensate for the limitation of neck rotation. 

Decreased internal and external rotation of the upper limbs will affect arm entry and pull-through that cause asymmetrical propulsion and lift. Most of the injuries occur at the end of the restricted range of motion due to increased strain at the joint and surrounding soft tissues.

For butterfly swimmers, decreased arm extension will be the primary concern as their arms will have difficulty clearing the water. They may have to torque their body for the arms to clear the water at the same time. The arm with restricted extension may have to pull with more force to achieve equal stroke strength. Torqueing of the body may create a ‘wobble’ that increase overall resistance.

Side-to-side asymmetries in the strength of hip flexors and extensors can reduce the effect of forwarding propulsion. Common knee injuries due to malalignment include medial collateral ligament stress syndrome, patella-femoral compartment syndrome, medial synovitis and medial synovial plica syndrome.

Avoid and fix subluxations through effective physiotherapy and chiropractic in Malaysia, our clinical teams can be reached at our main center; 03 2093 1000. 

Thursday, 10 December 2015

Sacroiliac belt, Intertrochanteric belt

The sacroiliac belt that wraps around the space right below anterior superior iliac spine (ASIS), above the pubic symphysis, lower third of the sacrum and the greater trochanter of the thigh on the sides. The sacroiliac belt provides additional stability to hypermobile sacroiliac joint or pubic symphysis. A hypermobile joint may produce pain, sense of instability or weakness and recurrent misalignment of the joint.

If stressing the sacroiliac joint or the pubic symphysis in forward-backward or upward-downward directions cause any pain, the belt is most likely to be helpful. If the patient is able to move the leg forward or backward more easily when the compression force is applied to the sacroiliac joints, the belt would be able to provide the similar support. Remove the belt if the compression force from the belt is causing any pain.

How the belt works?

Hypermobile joint causes abnormal tension in the ligaments that support the joint. This results in a change of strength in the muscles around that joint. The belt helps stabilize the joint by bringing the adjoining surfaces of the SI joint closer together, and this may improve the muscle strength. Also, the pressure applied by the belt on the surrounding skin may increase proprioceptive information into the nervous system, and this will decrease the pain through ‘Pain Gating Mechanism.' Muscle relaxation of the tensed muscles following pain reduction would reduce the tendency of joint malalignment. Other than that, the pressure applied by the belt on hip abductors and buttock muscles decreases the maximum contraction strength of these muscles. This effect would be similar to the forearm band for a tennis elbow.

However, Chiropractic-in-Malaysia's clinical teams of chiropractors and physiotherapists recommend that you limit the use of these belts. Belts and supports that surround the hips, back and pelvis should be used for limited time. The best means of stability is fixing the root-cause of your condition. And that is where our clinical teams come in. Supports should not be worn more than two hours at a time. Also, avoid wearing such supports for more than a week. Should the pain continue to get care from an expert team? Our hip pain treatment is better than others in Malaysia. We use advanced technology that others don not have. Call our main center at 03 2093 2000 to get information about our belts, their uses and treatment options for hip pain that others don not have in Malaysia.

Saturday, 5 December 2015

The Best Iliopsoas Muscle Treatment (Hip Pain Treatment) in Malaysia

Hip pain is common and hip pain treatment in Malaysia often neglects the most important muscle; the iliopsoas muscle. Hip pain treatment that overlooks or ignores the iliopsoas muscles is a mistake committed by many in Malaysia. We at Chiropractic-in-Malaysia want to highlight the importance of the iliopsoas muscle in treatments of hip pain treatment in Malaysia. In the coming paragraphs we will describe the iliopsoas muscle and its' importance in treatments of hip pain, back pain and even knee pain.

Thrss muscles make up the iliopsoas muscle: psoas major, iliac and psoas minor. Psoas major originates from the transverse processes of L1-L5 and inserts into the lesser trochanter of the thigh bone. The nerve supply of psoas major is from lumbar plexus. Iliacus originates from the upper iliac fossa, iliac crest, anterior sacroiliac ligaments and base of the sacrum. Iliacus inserts partly into the tendon of psoas major and partly into the lesser trochanter of the femoral bone. Iliacus muscle is innervated by femoral nerve. Psoas minor comes off the sides of the vertebral bodies of T12-L5 and inserts into the upper part of the pubic ramus. Psoas minor may be absent in certain individuals, and this muscle is supplied by ventral rami of the lumbar nerves.

Increased tension in the iliopsoas muscle due to pelvic misalignment may increase the risk of sprain or strain injuries of the muscle. In severe cases, the tight muscle may cause the avulsion of the lesser trochanter on the femoral bone. The goalie in ice hockey who performed a quick abduction maneuver such as a split may injure this muscle.

Activities that include internal rotation of the leg when the foot is plated on the ground may cause damage to this muscle group. A right-handed pitcher has to internally rotate the weight-bearing left leg to release the ball.

We hope the information we provided here can help your neighbours, friends and patients lead a healthy active life free from injury and pain. But, if you require hip treatments in Malaysia or have any questions as it relates to iliopsoas treatment, please call our main centre at 03-2093 1000.  

Monday, 30 November 2015

How to set up and positioning on the bike

Seat height
If the seat is too low, increased knee flexion throughout the pedal cycle increases patellofemoral and suprapatellar bursal loading. Posterior muscles of the lower limb such as hamstring, gluteal and gastrocnemius have to work in suboptimal length-tension range.

If the seat is too high, muscle power of the lower leg will decrease as the muscles have to work beyond their optimal length-tension range. Compensatory hip extension causes the rider to rock the pelvis from side to side to maintain stability on the bike. This will cause the hip adductors, gluteals, spine and upper body muscles to fatigue. 

Seat fore/aft position
If a seat is too far forward, there will be an increased compression force on the musculature and structures in front of the knee. This will also create a muscle imbalance between hip flexors and hip extensors.

A seat too far backward will lengthen hamstring and gluteal muscles. This will inhibit muscle contraction and will decrease the muscle power.
The more upright position is less aerodynamic, and 10-15 degree anterior inclination of the seat reduces the stress on the lower back.  

Variable measurement based on rider experience and comfort. The rider needs to have the flexibility and control to maintain the desired position. Track riders will be very stretched out while mountain bikers will be more upright.

Cleats/pedal interface
A cleat with low stack height provides effective force transference. This will lower the risk of injury. Cleat setting has to align the hip, knee, and ankle.

For more information or enquiries, please contact us at 03-2093 1000. 

Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Rock Climbing Injury and Treatment in Malaysia

Rock Climbing is fast becoming a favourite pass time in Malaysia. Unfortunately, so are the injuries associated with it. As such, we at Chiropactic-in-Malaysia have decided to write a bit about what you can do to avoid injuries and even treatments for the injured rock climber in Malaysia.

Climbing can be performed indoors or outdoors, and there are different climbing activities. It can be a competitive sport such as bouldering and sports climbing, or it can be a traditional recreational climbing, ice climbing, and mountaineering disciplines. The most common climbing injuries from indoor climbing are overuse injuries in the upper limbs. Tendonitis, carpal tunnel syndrome and stress fractures in the fingers and wrist account for 75-90% of indoor climbing injuries. 

Climber’s finger, an A2 pulley partial tear or rupture of the ring finger is commonly presented in elite competition climbers. A slight tear of the flexor tendon annular pulleys may be asymptomatic when the finger is at rest, but the base of the finger may become painful when gripping a hold. In some severe cases with multiple complete ruptures of the annular pulley, the affected finger may result in visible bowstringing. The most common traumatic injuries are due to falls while leading an outdoors climb on natural rock. Experienced climbers were more likely to be injured during the activity.  

There is limited evidence that suggests warming up and taping the fingers between the joints can decrease the risk of ruptures. But there is some research reported that post-injury finger taping for at least 12 months is beneficial during climbing. Taping over the proximal phalanx may decrease the risk of bowstringing. It is important for climbers and coaches to recognize early signs and symptoms of overuse injuries such as morning stiffness and decreased fine movement control.

If you happen to be unlikely enough to have been injured during your climb, we can help. Chiropractic-in-Malaysia, as practiced by our clinical teams of physiotherapists and chiropractors, have the best non-surgical treatments for you. For more information or enquiries, please contact us at 03-2093 1000. 

Friday, 20 November 2015

What will your Life be Like when you RETIRE?

The benefits of living an active life in the aging population are well documented. Healthy people are those who keep active. But, yet many that have pain are prevented from having a healthy active life. Don't let pain stop you from achieving your health goals. If you suffer from neck pain or back pain, get the best possible treatment before it becomes a disability. Clinical Physiotherapy has many applications. Most physiotherapy centers in Malaysia lack the skills needed to address the needs of the elderly in a manner that gets them back to a healthy active life.

Our advice for those in pain: seek our research-based clinical teams of physiotherapy that address your health issues holistically. The key to longevity is active life. The key to recovery from pain is appropriate care rendered by those with knowledge. In this section of Chiropractic-in-Malaysia, we will discuss the importance of active life for the elderly. We hope you find the information useful and should you need our help to improve your status towards an active life.

What will your life be like when your retire? Well, that is up to you. Our population is aging as a result of increased life expectancy, and people have fewer children at a later age. This means that our health care practitioners have to work with older adults to maintain their health and functional status. However, more than half of people aged 65 and above have chronic health issues that may or may not be affecting their physical function. Health care practitioners who work with older people have to design fitness and exercise programs for the general health, as well as the specific physical needs of the aging people.

Staying physically active is important for both the prevention and management of several conditions in older adults. Some of the examples include hypertension, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, functional and cognitive decline, mental health and musculoskeletal diseases. It is recommended that a wide range of activities that improves fitness, strength, balance and flexibility be performed to maintain optimal health status. 

Older adults are recommended to exercise at moderate intensity on most days of the week. American College of Sports Medicine defines exercise intensity on a 10 point scale from sitting (0) to full-effort (10). Moderate intensity (5-6 out of 10 point scale) with increased heart rate and breathing and vigorous intensity (7-8 out of 10 point scale) with significantly increased heart rate and breathing. Strength and weight training consist of 8-10 exercises for large muscle groups with 10-15 repetitions on at least two days per week. Flexibility exercises for 10 minutes on two days per week should be included in the program. Balance exercises are strongly encouraged in people with higher risk of falling.

Sunday, 15 November 2015

Physical activity in adults

The literature showed that adults who did no exercise were 31% more likely to die than those who performed 150 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise every week. Those who did moderate intensity exercise up to 450 minutes (about an hour per day) each week have the lowest mortality risk. However, it is crucial to find the ‘just right’ form of activity or group of activities for the formation of long-lasting activity habits.

150 to 300 minutes of moderate intensity activity per week is needed to obtain optimal health benefits. Regular exercise is key to staying healthy. If one minute of vigorous activity equals to two minutes of moderate activity, then we need 75-150 minutes of vigorous activity per week to maintain optimal health. A combination of moderate and vigorous activities can yield the best result. We tend to lose our muscle strength and bone density with increasing age. Hence, it is important to include muscle strengthening or resistance training on two non-continuous days per week to prevent loss of function in the future.

Most of our population spend between half and two-thirds of their day sitting down, especially students and those who are involved in sedentary jobs (desk work or driving). It is recommended to prevent prolonged sitting and take frequent breaks from long hours of sitting. Young adults should limit the use of electronic gadgets for entertainment. Time spent on television, electronic games and computer should be no more than two hours per day. Try to walk or cycle to work or school and choose to be active in leisure time to stay healthy. 

For more information or enquiries, please contact us at 03-2093 1000. 

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Preventing Sports Injuries in Malaysia

Sports injuries are common in Malaysia. We have seen a fair share of injured weekend warriors as well as injured professional athletes. In almost all cases, injuries were due to exhaustion resulting from electrolyte imbalance that could have easily been prevented. To help Malaysia's live a healthy active life; this Chiropractic-in-Malaysia article will shine a light on how you can prevent sports injuries in Malaysia.

In Malaysia, heat exhaustion is the leading cause of most sports injuries. Heat exhaustion is a faint-like collapse after exercise that results from low blood pressure. The best means of avoidance is proper hydration with electrolyte infused drinks such as 100plus or Gatorade. Proper hydration is important in keeping up with the nutritional demands of your body. But, most important is to avoid empty liquids such as distilled water or even some of those bottled waters. Drinking water may not be enough, so don't just look to quenching that thirst, go for liquids with maximum power.

Another key point to remember is that alcohol and sports don't mix. Far too often we see people drinking beer in golf, tennis or other sports. Keep alcohol away from any sport or outdoor activities. It is better for you and your friends. Additionally, it might even be better if you avoid drinking alcoholic beverages the night before a sporting event. Alcohol wipes out all the electrolytes in your system. You may not feel the impact right away, but you could very easily end with a serious life threatening health issue on the field the day you play. Play safe and alcohol-free.

However, if you happen to fall victim to heat stroke or heat exhaustion, there are things you can do to make you feel better and even avoid a dangerous life threatening situations. Heat exhaustion athletes can recover rapidly on lying down with leg raised to improve blood pressure. Heat stroke victims collapse during exercise due to impaired body temperature control. Heat stroke is potentially fatal if immediate first aid to lower body temperature is not provided.

Follow the steps below if an athlete is showing signs of heat illness. Remove the person from the field and lay him/her down with legs and pelvis raised in a cool place. Remove excessive clothing and cool the body by wetting skin and vigorous fanning. Apply ice packs to groin, armpits and neck to increase cooling effect. Provide cool water if the athlete is conscious. For heat stroke victims, he/she should be cool in a shallow plastic bath of iced water for (5-10 minutes), and cooling treatments should be continued till the arrival of the ambulance.

There are a few steps to minimise the risk of heat illness. Athletes have to stay hydrated to control their body temperature. Drink about 500ml of electrolyte-infused liquids 2 hours before the sports activity. 500-750ml of cool electrolyte-infused water or sports drink needs to be consumed every hour for activities lasting for one hour or more. Reduce the exercise intensity if you feel uncomfortably hot or if your skin is dripping wet all over with sweat. Regular endurance training in warm conditions to acquire adequate physical fitness and acclimatisation to heat decreases the risk of heat illness. Always wear light coloured, light weight, loose fitting and UV-protected clothing which allow easy sweat evaporation.

Heat exhaustion is the leading cause of sports injuries in Malaysia. If you happen to be the unlucky one who got injured, we can help. We have the best clinical physiotherapy for sports injuries in Malaysia. Call our main center at 03 2093 1000 for more information about sports injuries and world-class theapy options available right here in Malaysia. 

Thursday, 5 November 2015

What is heat illness?

Heat exhaustion and heat stroke are the common heat illnesses in sport. Heat exhaustion is the more common sports-related condition. If left untreated, it can lead to the life-threatening heat stroke. Athletes who are suffering from heat exhaustion collapse after exercise due to a post-exercise drop in blood pressure (postural hypotension). Athletes who show signs of altered mental function or collapse during exercise may have heat stroke. Sportsperson showing signs and symptoms of heat illness should be removed from the field immediately.

Symptoms of heat illness may include:
  •         Lightheadedness, dizziness.
  •         Nausea.
  •         Obvious fatigue.
  •         Cessation of sweating.
  •         Obvious loss of skill and coordination/clumsiness or unsteadiness.
  •         Confusion.
  •         Aggressive or irrational behaviour.
  •         Altered consciousness.
  •         Collapse.
  •         Ashen grey pale skin.

Heat illness occurs in strenuous sports such as runs of 10km and above or in activities with prolonged heat exposure such as golf and cricket. Athletes are at higher risk of heat illness in hot and humid weather. Hot and humid weather prevents adequate sweating and evaporation of sweat to lower the core body temperature. Heat illness may happen in cool weather with high-intensity exercises for more than 45 minutes. Long distance runners who push themselves close to exhaustion and run in a greater than training pace may be at risk of heat illness. Athletes tend to ignore the symptoms of heat illness to finish the run in a personal best. Low air movement or following wind in road running increases the risk of heat illness.

For more information or enquiries, please contact us at 03-2093 1000. 

Saturday, 31 October 2015

The BEST Scoliosis Treatment in Malaysia

Scoliosis treatment and management of patients with scoliosis is urgently needed in Malaysia. Over the years, we have seen hundreds of kids presenting with scoliosis. The best scoliosis treatment in Malaysia incorporates methods and systems that improve function and brings about stability in the spine. To date, the only method that has accomplished this in Malaysia is NSD Therapy. Scoliosis treatments through NSD Therapy protocols can improve and even reverse a curve. Learn more about scoliosis treatment trough NSD Therapy now.

Most received little to no treatment for their condition. Scoliosis treatment in Malaysia is by and large ineffective. The vast majority of centers that provide care lack knowledge, skills, and specialized non-surgical technology. So, therapy and treatment rendered in many of the physiotherapy or chiropractic centers have had a little impact. We have dedicated this page of Chloroacetic-in-Malaysia to scoliosis. We do so in an attempt to bring better awareness to proper care. And to shine a light on centers and methods that have little to no clinical value.

Before we get started with scoliosis treatment in Malaysia, it might be helpful to shed some light on bracing. Today, there are centers to promote and sell expensive bracing methods. Some even offer beautifully prepare graphics and relate their product to European or American markets. The one thing that all researchers are now comparing to is that bracing is an absolute waste of time! In other words, bracing is only beneficial to brace manufacturers and clinics that sell them. Your child, sibling, sister or brother will not benefit from them at all. In fact, it may be worsening their condition as bracing is now linked to muscle weakness. So, Chiropractic-in-Malaysia stands on bracing is that they are all garbage dished out by the profiteers. Don't fall victim to this people. Seek proper care through means of physiotherapy, chiropractic and specialized technology. The most efficient and best scoliosis treatment in Malaysia is NSD Therapy. It is just that simple.

Scoliosis is a deviation or distortion of the spine in all three dimensions. The deformity includes bending of the spine to the left or right, increased forward or backward curvature and rotation of the spine. Scoliosis may be due to a known cause such as neuromuscular disorders (e.g. neurofibromatosis or poliomyelitis), congenital bony anomalies and developmental disorders. Regardless of the reason, appropriate care through appropriate clinical means is needed to stop progression.

However, the majority of the scoliotic cases are idiopathic scoliosis with no known cause. Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis is one of the most common diagnoses among children and young adults with lateral spinal curvature. Females with a family history of scoliosis who have reached menarche, and are going through a growth spurt have the highest risk of progression. It is important to monitor the posture of children and check for scoliosis so that it can be detected in the early stages. Treatments for Scoliosis are to prevent further deterioration of the curvature and for pain management.

How to check children for scoliosis?

Observe your kids from behind to look for evidence of scoliosis. Observe for any obvious asymmetry of hip or shoulder height. Look for winging of the scapula or sideways tilting of the head. Perform Adam’s test in a forward bending position and look for a rib hump or a mid-back prominence on one side of the body.

Scoliosis curvature can be evaluated and monitored with X-rays using Cobb’s angle. Progression should be checked with x-rays every 3-6 months unless there are signs of rapid deterioration. Treatments for Scoliosis patients should be maintained until complete bone maturation. This can be measured using Risser’s sign seen on X-rays.

We hope you found this article helpful, please call us if you have any questions about scoliosis treatment in Malaysia. 

Monday, 26 October 2015

Building of Stronger Core Muscles

Core muscles are key in keeping your spine stable and free of pain. The better and stronger your cores are the less likely is your chance of getting back pain or hurting your spine. Strong core muscles are needed to proper function. The need for stability is even greater in those in pain. If you have back pain, you will need to build better core muscles. However, most back pain sufferers injure their spine when doing core strengthening. The key to avoiding injury and pain is proper core strengthening techniques and methods. And as such, we encourage all visitors to Chiropractic-in-Malaysia blog to visit one of our chiropractors or clinical physiotherapists in Malaysia, before embarking on a core strengthening program.

People with poor core muscle strength and excessive abdominal circumference often present with excessive forward arching of the lower back and forward tilting of the pelvis. Dysfunctional movement patterns due to excessive lumbar lordosis will result in pain or discomfort in the hips, buttocks, lower back or groin region. This common postural manifestation can lead to lumbar disc degeneration or herniation, hip joint disorders, and sacroiliac joint dysfunction.

Distribution of the body weight will be different in a lumbar spine with exaggerated lordosis. The body weight is transferred from the strong, broad, supportive vertebral bodies and discs to the more delicate lumbar facet joints.  Space, where the spinal nerves travel through, will be compromised as the curvature in the lower back increases. This will cause increased irritation and pressure on the spinal nerves in the lower back and may lead to pain or numbness in the lower back and the lower extremities.

Individual with excessive lordosis in the lower back usually present with protruding belly and buttocks, over-extended knees, flat feet, and protruding concavity of the lower back. The weakness of the pelvic, abdominal and hamstring muscles may cause forward tilting of the pelvis. Excessive tightness of the hip flexors and lower back muscles may contribute to the excessive lordosis curvature.

Treatment for excessive lumbar lordosis usually includes stretching and lengthening of the shortened, tight muscles that are causing anterior pelvic tilt such as the hip flexors. Strengthening of the muscles that create posterior tilt of the pelvis such as abdominal muscles. Restoring the proper position and alignment of the pelvis and lumbar spine to maintain stability and mobility of the lower back.

For more information on how to properly build your core muscles, back pain treatments or chiropractic in Malaysia, please contact our main office 03-2093 1000. 

Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Fixing Poor or Bad Posture in Malaysia

Fixing Poor or Bad Posture in Malaysia is easy if you know where to get the best treatment. Before seeking care, you need to thoroughly investigate treatment facilities and centers around you. Most treatment centers offer limited therapy options. The vast majority of which are not holistic. In other words, for your to recover, you will need every aspect of your posture assessed by a proficient clinical team.

Physiotherapy and Chiropractic are common avenues of therapy for most, but the vast majority of centers that offer physiotherapy or chiropractic in Malaysia lack a complete understanding of posture and biomechanical deficiencies that lead to a bad posture. Chiropractic Specialty Centers have specific protocols for assessments and treatment of those with poor postures. Our clinical teams go through the intensive training session. We are the best clinical teams in physiotherapy and chiropractic in Malaysia. If you or your loved one suffers from poor posture, we can help. In this section, we will further look into what posture is and how it impacts you. Should you have any questions or centers, please call our main center at 03 2093 1000.

Bad posture and muscle imbalances can be the cause of neck and shoulder problems or vice versa. Muscle imbalances could be due to repetitive movements, prolonged stressful postures, and effects of gravity. Muscle imbalances occur when some muscles become short and tight while some muscles become inhibited and weak. Upper Crossed Syndrome or Proximal Crossed Syndrome in the upper body is one of the examples for muscle imbalances. People with Proximal Crossed Syndrome usually present with forwarding head posture, rounded shoulders and inwards rotated arms. Winging of the scapulae may be found with this musculoskeletal postural disorder.

Forward head carriage and rounded shoulder progressively weaken deep neck flexors in the front of the neck and scapular stabilizing muscles in the upper back. Tightening of the anterior chest muscles, upper back muscles and posterior neck muscles occurs. Muscle imbalances often result in faulty movements such as a scapular shrug, scapular winging and head protraction. Poor neck and shoulder joint alignment can lead to rotator cuff impingement tendonitis, neck pain, and headache. Chronic hunching of the upper back can inhibit deep inhalation.

Prolonged computer or desk work and driving should be avoided. Standing and stretching for a few minutes every half an hour prevents sustained misalignment and relaxes tight muscles. Sitting on a gym ball improves erect posture and decreases the stress in the lower back.  

Stretching of the tight anterior chest muscles or pectoralis muscles alleviates the discomfort. Stand facing a wall corner in a “surrender position” with both arms and elbows at 90-degree angle. Rest both palms against the wall and lean into the wall until a gentle stretch is felt in the chest muscles. Hold the stretch for 30 to 60 seconds. Change the angle of the arm to 120 degrees and repeat the procedures above. 

For more information or inquiries about posture correction in Malaysia, please contact us at 03-20931000

Friday, 16 October 2015

The Best Foot Drop Treatment in Malaysia

Foot drop is a condition related to a neglected spine disorder or a sudden injury that damages the nerve in your foot. Urgent assessment and proper treatment is a must for quick and timely recovery. In this section our Chiropractic-in-Malaysia blog we will discuss root causes and best foot drop treatment options in Malaysia. 

Foot drop, weakness of the muscles in the front of the leg that lifts the foot, causes a high-stepping gait. People with foot drop tends to lift the leg to prevent the foot from dragging on the floor. There may be accompanying numbness or pain in the affected foot and leg. Foot drop is a symptom of underlying neuromuscular problems, it can be temporary or permanent. 

Injury or irritation to the nerve that supplies the muscles involved in foot lifting can result in foot drop. Herniated disc (slipped disc), spinal stenosis and sciatica are the most common causes of foot drop. Patients with slipped disc often complain of a sciatica-like pain. If the condition is not treated properly, it may lead to spinal stenosis. Spinal stenosis place an enormous amount of stress on spinal cord and spinal nerves. Prolonged stresses (impingement of spinal nerve or spinal cord) will always lead to damages within the neuronal tissue. As the damages accumulate, it leads to weakness and eventual loss of function. So, visit or call one of our centers and get the best non-surgical treatment for slipped disc through clinical chiropractic in Malaysia today.

Direct external pressure is the most common cause of injury to the nerve. Habitual leg crossing, prolonged kneeling or squatting and prolonged use of a knee brace or plaster cast below the knee can irritate the nerve and cause foot drop. Ankle sprain or prolonged leg stretching may overstretch the nerve and the presence of Baker’s cysts at the back of the knee may cause compression on the nerve. Spinal nerve root damage due to disc herniations or other space occupying lesions can cause weakness in the muscles. People with diabetes or vitamin B12 deficiency are more susceptible to nerve injury. Less often, disorders in the brain or spinal cord such as stroke can cause foot drop.

People with foot drop have increased risk of stumbling and falling, there are a few lifestyle changes that can prevent fall and injury.
  •          Keep all walkways and stairways well lit
  •          Avoid using throw rugs
  •          Make sure all walkways are clear of clutter
  •          Wear flat shoes to prevent ankle sprain and support the ankles
  •          Use an ankle foot orthosis while walking to support the foot
  •          Avoid prolonged leg crossing, kneeling or squatting
  •          Specific strengthening exercises for weak muscles in the leg and foot

    For more information or inquiries, please contact us at 03-20931000

Sunday, 11 October 2015

Trigeminal Neuralgia Treatment in Malaysia

Trigeminal Neuralgia is exceeding common in Malaysia. Treatments offered fare often flawed and most just suffer needlessly.  The good new we can share is that our clinical Physiotherapy and Chiropractic in Malaysia can help even with Trigeminal Neuralgia conditions that others failed to get better. 

If you are over the age of 50 years and you have sharp, shooting, lancinating pain in your face or head, you might be suffering from trigeminal neuralgia. Trigeminal nerve carries sensory information from the forehead, temporal region, cheek, mandible, mouth, and jaw. Attacks of pain usually last from a fraction of second up to 2 minutes. The pain can be triggered by any factors that are irritating or stimulating the nerve, such as light touch over the affected area or chewing food.

There are two types of trigeminal neuralgia: classical and symptomatic. Classical trigeminal neuralgia is attacks of pain without neurological loss and lack of underlying cause. Symptomatic trigeminal neuralgia causes the neurological deficit, and there is an identified underlying lesion.
The nerve fibers of upper cervical segments and the trigeminal nerve converge and terminate on second order neurons in the trigemino-cervical nucleus within the upper cervical spinal cord. As a result of this convergence mechanism, irritation of structures innervated by upper cervical segments can cause pain felt in areas innervated by the trigeminal nerve, and vice versa. Central sensitization of the nerves in the spinal cord will lower the pain threshold and will lead to many associated head and neck pain syndromes.

Individuals with face, neck and head pain may have multiple sources of pain. Trigeminal nerve, cervical spine and musculature, temporomandibular joint and different types of headaches may be contributing to the pain. Therefore, a detailed treatment plan that addresses the contributing sources of pain should be able to alleviate the symptoms of trigeminal neuralgia. However, it should be noted that it is unlikely to completely resolve trigeminal neuralgia. 

The best advice we can give you is to visit one of our Chiropractic centers in Malaysia today. Our clinical teams of physiotherapists and chiropractors will need to assess your jaw (for TMJ and Jaw Pain Treatment), neck (to evaluate for Cervical Spondylosis), upper back to identify the root-cause. Once we have identified the root cause, treatments began. Our Trigeminal Neuralgia treatment in Malaysia is through non-invasive holistic methods of physiotherapy and chiropractic in Malaysia: visit us or call our main center at 03 2093 1000 for center and services.