Monday, October 26, 2015

How to Building of Stronger Core Muscles Faster

How to get rid of back pain with core muscle exercises?

Core muscles are vital in keeping your spine stable and free of pain. The better and stronger your cores are, the less likely it is your chance of getting back pain or hurting your spine. Strong core muscles are needed to properly function. The need for stability is even higher 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 weak 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 bodyweight 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 pelvis, 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 the stability and mobility of the lower back.

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

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Best Posture Correction Treatment in Malaysia

How to Fix your Posture with exercises and targetted treatments? 

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 you 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 occur. 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

fix poor posture

Friday, October 16, 2015

Foot Drop Treatment in Malaysia Without Surgery

foot drop causes

What is the Best Non-Surgical Treatment for a Foot Drop?  

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 a 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 correctly, it may lead to spinal stenosis. Spinal stenosis place an enormous amount of stress on the spinal cord and spinal nerves. Prolonged pressures (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 about our foot drop treatments, please call 03-2093 1000.

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Trigeminal Neuralgia Treatment in Malaysia Without Injections

Non-Surgical Treatment of Trigeminal Neuralgia

Trigeminal Neuralgia is exceeding common in Malaysia. Treatments offered fare often flawed and most just suffer needlessly.  The good news 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. The 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. The 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. 

trigenina neuralgia shown

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. 

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Best Treatment for Painful Arc of the Shoulder in Malaysia

Treatment for Painful Arc of the Shoulder

Our last article generated a lot of feedback, and we wanted to provide our reader with a better understanding of what happens when they have shoulder pain. Impingement Syndrome is an all too typical of shoulder dysfunction. Our clinical teams are well aware of the pitfall of inadequate therapy or patient management. Therefore, when you get your shoulder pain treatment through our physiotherapy or chiropractic in Malaysia, you can rest assured that the care you get is of the best clinical teams in town. 

The glenohumeral joint is a relatively unstable ball-and-socket joint as the glenoid cavity is shallow. Static stabilizers of the joint include glenohumeral ligaments, glenoid labrum, and capsule. Rotator cuff and scapular stabilizing muscles are the primary dynamic stabilizers of the shoulder. The impingement of rotator cuff tendons usually happens as they pass through the subacromial space formed between the acromion above and the glenohumeral joint below. Abnormalities of the structures around this region that compromise the subacromial space would cause irritation and damage to the tendons.
Shoulder joint shown
The acromion may be beaked, curved or hooked in shape due to a congenital abnormality or osteophyte formation. This may irritate the tendon from above due to the close proximity of both structures. Weaknesses of the scapular stabilizing muscles such as serratus anterior and excessive tightness of the pectoralis muscle would cause excessive angulation of the acromion. The acromion would move forward and downward into subacromial space. Muscle imbalance between humeral head elevators (deltoid) and stabilizers (rotator cuff muscles) results in an excessive upward movement of the humeral head. This would further damage the tendons as the humeral head pushes them up against the undersurface of the acromion.
Painful arc of shoulder shown

Swimmers and athletes with overhead activities such as throwing and overhead shots in racquet sports are prone to shoulder pain due to repetitive trauma to the rotator cuff. A painful arch of the shoulder while lifting up the arm at the side of the body between 70-degree and 120-degree is commonly seen. Difficulty combing the hair and reaching behind the back are common with impingement syndrome. The front and side of the shoulder may be painful upon palpation.

What are the common types of shoulder pain or injury?

What is the best method of treatment for shoulder pain? 

There are various forms of shoulder therapy:

Steroid Injections
Pain Medication
Shoulder Surgery

Physiotherapy and chiropractic treatment in Malaysia for shoulder pain ranks among the most and most sought after methods of treatments. However, the new trend in treating shoulder is through the combination of chiropractic and physiotherapy. Nowadays, some center offers combined care to enhance physiotherapy and chiropractic. Chiropractic Specialty Center® started combined treatments of the spine and joint pain, including shoulder pain in 2007. Our methods of combined care have produced better results compared to chiropractic or physiotherapy alone. It has also given patients lasting improvements without Medication, injections, or surgery.

Impact of medication and steroid injection on shoulders

Medication such as Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAID) does provide some relief of symptoms. However, they do little to fix the damage or injury within the shoulder joint. Steroidal injections are another common treatment. However, published research has when tissue damage in patients who were treated with steroidal injections. As a result, the vast majority of patients who get serious injected into their shoulder end with should surgery.

When should you go for shoulder surgery?

Before opting for shoulder surgery, you should exhaust a focused therapy and rehabilitation of your shoulder injury or shoulder pain. Surgery for the shoulder should be the last option. However, if you have a broken shoulder, or a severely torn muscles and tendons; you will need surgery right away. Also, some shoulder dislocations will need surgery. Other than these, you should always opt for non-surgical rout first. Shoulder surgery is all too common. Surgery of shoulder should be performed as a last resort or when muscles or tendons are fully torn. Learnmore about the best non-surgical shouldr pain treament in Malaysia, before you opt for surgery. Let our clinicalexperts help yur recovery without surgery or injections. 

For more information about a painful arch of the shoulder or shoulder pain, call 03 2093 1000. 

Best Frozen Shoulder Treatments in Malaysia

frozen shoulder

What is the Best Non-Surgical Treatment of Frozen Shoulder

Frozen shoulder and shoulder pain are common conditions in Malaysia. Most centers lack the methods, systems, and even technology needed to accurately assess and treat a frozen shoulder in Malaysia. Frozen shoulder treatment in Malaysia by our clinical teams incorporates the best of physiotherapy and clinical chiropractic in Malaysia. If you have a frozen shoulder, you need our team today. We can help you even if others have failed. In the coming paragraphs, we will discuss the shoulder joint, its' soft tissues. We do this in an attempt to improve your understanding of what has happened to you. Please contact one of our centers if you need more information.

The shoulder is a ball and socket joint that connects the arm to the body. It is a unique joint as it provides a great degree of mobility; however, there is a lack of stability at the extreme of certain positions (especially overextended in an overhead position). Therefore, shoulder injury usually occurs at the end range of motion as a result of excessive demands on the muscles, ligaments, and capsule of the shoulder. Integrated function of soft tissue structures such as muscles, ligaments, and capsule around the shoulder is needed to provide stability of the joint. Damage to any of these soft tissue structures would compromise the integrated muscular function. Shoulder pain is often due to trauma, overuse, referred pain from the cervical or thoracic spine, trigger points in muscles, or radicular pain from spinal nerve compression. Shoulder complaints are common in sports or occupations requiring repetitive shoulder movements such as swimming, throwing, and overhead work.

Common traumatic and overuse injury patterns for the shoulder include:

  •         A direct blow to the front of the shoulder
  •          Fall on top or side of the shoulder
  •          Fall on an outstretched arm
  •          The arm being forced backward in the overhead position
  •          Sudden traction to the arm
  •          Sudden pain with heavy lifting
  •          Throwing a ball, baseball pitching
  •          Striking a volleyball
  •          Instability of the shoulder
  •          History of shoulder dislocation
Sudden shoulder pain without a traumatic injury that lasts for weeks and has resolved into stiffness and restricted range of motion in the shoulder is usually known as frozen shoulder or adhesive capsulitis. Irritation of cervical nerve roots in the neck, brachial plexus, and peripheral nerves may also cause pain and weakness in the shoulder. 

Our clinical methods of physiotherapy and chiropractic in Malaysia has provided relief for thousands of shoulder pain sufferers, please contact our main center at 03-2093 1000 for information about our centers and services today.