Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Stretching exercises to do while traveling

tarveller shown

Exercise During your Travels to Aovid Pain

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. 
back pain exercises

For more information or inquiries on our exercise therapy programs in Malaysia, please contact us at 03-2093 1000.

Friday, December 25, 2015

Neck Pain and Back Pain in Frequently Flyers

air travle and neck pain

Neck and Back Pain Exercises for Frequent Flayers

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 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, December 20, 2015

Knee Pain, Hip Pain Treatments in Malaysia

Rectus Femoris Muscle of the thigh

Get the Best Knee Treatment Without Surgery or Injections

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 the 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 of the previous treatments or therapies they received from others were not helpful.

Call Chiropractic SPecialty Center® at 03 2093 1000 and schedule your appointment for the best knee treatment in Malasia. Our knee pain and hip treatments are better. Best of all, it is the most advanced methods of therapy without injections or surgery.

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 Center®. We have the best and most skilled non-surgical teams of chiropractors and physiotherapist. Opt for combined care using advanced methods of chiropractic and physiotherapy in Malaysia. We will get you feeling better Malaysia 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 a 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 the chances for a speedy recovery and avoidance of similar injuries in the 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. 


Wednesday, December 16, 2015

What are Subluxatoins and How to treat them

healthy swimmer

Fix and Reair Subluxation with Corrective Chiropractic

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 steps to ensure proper use of the term and a better understanding of what this term describes 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 Specialty Center® 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 a restricted extension may have to pull with more force to achieve equal stroke strength. Torquing 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 active physiotherapy and chiropractic in Malaysia, our clinical teams can be reached at our main center; 03 2093 1000.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Sacroiliac belt and Intertrochanteric belt

lumbar belt for back and hip pain

How Sacroiliac belts and back braces work 

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 the 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 can move the leg forward or backward smoothly when the compression force is applied to the sacroiliac joints, the belt would be able to provide similar support. Remove the belt if the compression force from the belt is causing any pain.
intertrochanteric belt for hip and back 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 a limited time. The best means of stability is fixing the root cause of your hip and back pain is better. 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: Hip pain treatment is better than others in Malaysia. We use advanced technology that others do 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, December 5, 2015

Get the Iliopsoas and Hip Treatment in Malaysia

iliopsoas and hip joint

Hip Pain Treatment: Chiropractic and Physiotherapy Combined

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' significance in treatments of hip pain, back pain, and even knee pain.

These 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 slightly into the lesser trochanter of the femoral bone. Iliacus muscle is innervated by the 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 specific 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.

Hockey player

Activities that include internal rotation of the leg when the foot is planted 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.

basseballer throwing a ball

We hope the information we provided here can help your neighbors, 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 center at 03-2093 1000.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Bike Injuries Caused by Incorrect Sitting on a Bicycle

What is the best sitting position on a bicycle?

Seat height
If the seat is too low, increased knee flexion throughout the pedal cycle increases patellofemoral and suprapatellar bursal loading, leading to knee pain. 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 kne 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 inquiries, please contact us at 03-2093 1000.