Friday, 26 August 2016

Chiropractic Treatment and Referred Buttock Pain

Abnormalities of the structures in the lumbar spine may result in a referred pain in the buttocks. Part of the management of referred pain from the lumbar spine should address the abnormalities in the lower back. However, in some chronic long standing cases, the area of referred pain may need to be treated in order to achieve maximum medical improvements.

In chronic cases of referred pain, local areas of tenderness may be revealed upon palpation of the muscles in the buttock. Soft tissue abnormalities are most commonly found in gluteal muscles, external rotators of the hip and lumbar multifidus. Taut fibrous band and muscle tightness are very common. Active or latent trigger points can be found within the muscles.

Integrated approach for the management of lower back pain to address the abnormalities in the lumbar spine are shown to yield significant improvements. Local electrical stimulation therapy can decrease inflammation and pain. Mobilization and manipulation of the spine can remove joint movement restrictions. Soft tissue therapy can reduce muscle tension and pain around the lower back and buttocks region. Home stretches for the tight muscle should be given to improve the flexibility of the muscle. Strengthening exercises for the lumbar spine should be commenced gradually and progressively to prevent reoccurrence of the injury.

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Sunday, 21 August 2016

What is Sciatica and Where Can You Get the Best Treatment in Malaysia

Sciatica is a common disorder that impacts thousands of Malaysians on a daily basis. Sciatica is fast becoming rampant, and it may soon be the leading cause of disability in Malaysians under the age of 45! Protect yourself and your family from sciatica by learning how to treat it through the best methods in Malaysia.

Most, believe sciatic to be a mild or even moderate condition that leads to pain in thighs or legs. Unfortunately, sciatica is a serious health issue. The most common cause of sciatica is a slipped disc. Treatment and accurate diagnosis are needed to secure a complete recovery. Otherwise, the sufferers may be subject to future flare-ups. The best place to learn about sciatica is through the website of Chiropractic Specialty Center: learn more about  Sciatica cause and best sciatica treatments in Malaysia.

Lumbar spine abnormalities with or without lower back pain can refer pain to the buttock. Any of the innervated somatic structures of the lumbar spine, such as muscles, ligaments, facet joints, intervertebral disks and spinal nerves may cause pain in the buttock. Abnormalities of the intervertebral disk and facet joints are the two most common structures that cause refer pain to the buttocks. Spondylosis and Spondylolisthesis may contribute to the buttock pain.

Patients usually complain of diffuse buttock ache with different severity. The slump test which involves forward bending of the neck and upper body while straightening the leg in a seated position may reproduce the buttock pain. Positive slump test is an indication of increased neural tension due to nerve damage or secondary to lumbar spine abnormalities. However, a negative slump test does not rule out the possibility of referred pain from the lumbar spine.

Areas of tenderness and intervertebral segments with restricted motion may be noted upon palpation of the lumbar spine. The segmental range of motion can be restored by mobilization or manipulation of the lumbar spine. The signs and symptoms can be reassessed immediately after treatment or before next treatment to rule out referred pain from lumbar spine abnormalities.

We hope that your concerns were addressed. Sciatica and sciatic nerve are best treated by chiropractors and physiotherapists combined. Chiropractic or Physiotherapy alone may be ineffective. Look for centers that treat through collaborative means of clinical chiropractic and research-based physiotherapy back by advanced technology. In other words, call us. We can help.

For more information the best Sciatica or Sciatic nerve pain treatments in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, please contact us at 03-2093 1000. 

Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Heel Pain Treatment in Malaysia

Heel pain can be caused by a verity of issues. The most common condition leading to pain in the heels include heel spurs, plantar-fasciitis, dropped arch, sprains, strains and of curse fractures. Heel pain treatment depends on of the cause and severity of the injury. Non-surgical and non-invasive methods of heel treatments are better than those that involved injections or surgery.

Heel pain is all too common in Malaysia. Tropical countries usually have higher numbers of heel pain patients per capita compared to others. The number one reason why heel pain is common in Malaysia and other tropical countries is a lack of sufficient shock absorbance in footwear. Non-surgical treatments are always the better option unless you suffer from a complete heel fracture.

In Malaysia there has been a steady rise is stress fractures of the heel bone. Repetitive trauma, improper footwear are possible the culprits. Stress fractures of the heel bone is best treated non-operatively. The key to successful outcome is accurate diagnosis and proper follow-up. Our clinical teams offer the best heel pain treatment in KualaLumpur, Malaysia. Our abilities of identifying the root-cause are better and as such the care you get is targeted. Heel pain and heel fractures need proper attention and treatments. Stress fractures involving the heel bone need specialized attention, which our team can provide.

Calcaneus, the heel bone, is the second most commonly involved tarsal in stress fractures. There are two main sites where the injury most often occurs, the upper part of the posterior margin of the os calcis or adjacent to the medial tuberosity. Calcaneal heel spurs can be found at the medial tuberosity. Calcaneal stress fractures can be associated with marching on hard surfaces among the military. Repetitive stress exerted on the calcaneus can result in a stress fracture of the heel bone. However, calcaneal stress fractures also occur in runners, ballet dancers and jumpers.

Weight-bearing activities, in particularly running, are known to aggravate the insidious heel pain. Palpatory tenderness of the posterior calcaneus on the inner and outer sides is noted. Applying a compression force on both sides of the posterior calcaneus simultaneously can reproduce the pain. Lateral X-ray of the calcaneal may reveal a sclerotic appearance, which is parallel to the posterior margin of the calcaneus. A focal area of increased uptake can be shown on the isotopic bone scan.

Calcaneal stress fracture with significant pain should reduce the activity level or in certain severe cases temporary non-weight bearing relative rest may be needed. Gradual introduction of increased weight bearing is required once the pain has subsided. Stretching of the tight muscles such as calf muscles and plantar fascia is needed to decreased abnormal stress being put on the calcaneus. Joint mobilization to ensure full range of motion in the ankle and tarsal joints is important for recovery. Soft heel pads or orthotics can be recommended to prevent reoccurrence of the injury.

For more information or enquiries about our heel pain treatment in Malaysia or about our Chiropractic-in-Malaysia blog,  please contact us at 03-2093 1000.

Thursday, 11 August 2016

Neck Pain Linked to Tight Upper Back Muscles: Learn the Secrets from Chiropractic-in-Malaysia

Neck pain is exceedingly common in Malaysia. Neck pain treatment is almost always flawed in most therapy centers that offer care in Malaysia! Most neck pain sufferers find little to no long-term benefits from the care they get. These are alarming issues, especially in our internet age, where neck pain and upper back pain is nearing epidemic levels.

Malaysians need better accesses to health care providers that treat the root causes of neck pain rather than covering up the symptoms. This blog (Chiropractic-in-Malaysia) is brought you by the best non-surgical clinical teams Malaysia has. The Chiropractors and Physiotherapists of Chiropractic Specialty Center in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia have taken up the challenge of providing Malaysians with information on how to stay active and healthy. This page and other pages on this blog are to help your recovery and to assist you in staying fit. The best healthcare practice is to stay healthy. Healthcare as we see it is taking care of healthy people, so they don't get sick.

Unfortunately, many centers, hospitals, clinics are all sick care driven. In other words, they wait until you fall apart and then provide care or surgery. Not us, Not at Chiropractic Specialty Centers and most certainly Not by Chiropractic-in-Malaysia blog. Our aim is to keep you healthy and active. Neck and upper back are areas of the body that needs the attention of regular intervals to avoid bigger issues as we age. Therefore, we would like to share some secrets with you that others may not know. The key to healthier neck and avoidance of neck pain in Malaysia is to have balanced soft tissues in the upper back.

A Sedentary lifestyle tends to create muscle tightness of our postural muscles. Prolonged computer, poor work station ergonomics and stressful bad posture can result in forwarding head posture and rounded shoulders. These muscle imbalances in the upper back and neck can cause muscle tightness and pain. Rhomboid muscles are rectangular muscles that lie between the midline spinous processes of C7 through T5 and the inner border of the shoulder blade. The main actions of the rhomboids are retraction, elevation and downwards rotation of the shoulder blade.

There are a few different ways to stretch the rhomboid muscles.
  1.       Sit on the floor and bend both of the knees slightly, keep both of the heels in contact with the floor.
  2.       Hold on to the back of your thigh with your hands.
  3.       Try to lean back toward the floor and round your upper back until a gentle pull is felt in the upper back. Hold the stretch position for 30 seconds.
  4.       Breathe normally and slowly return to the starting position. Repeat the procedure 2-3 times.

The following procedure is effective in stretching the rhomboids and upper back muscles.
  1.       Stand facing a doorway with the right shoulder in line with the left side of the door frame.
  2.       Grab the inside of the door frame at shoulder level or above head level with the right hand.
  3.       Keep the right arm straight, and both feet planted on the ground, lower the buttocks toward the floor in a squatting position.
  4.       Feel for a gentle pull in the right upper back and hold it for 30 seconds.

We hope to have provided you with the information you were looking for. Please keep in mind that the stretches and exercises listed on this blog should be cleared by your doctor. If you do not have a clinical team that takes care of you or if you wish to change chose us: we have the best neck pain treatment in Kula Lumpur, Malaysia. Call us at 03 2093 1000 for centers, locations, services and clinic hours. 

Saturday, 6 August 2016

Back Pain and Iliopsoas Muscle: A Major Source of pain for most Malaysians

Back pain caused by malfunction of the iliopsoas muscles in implicated as the culprit in most cases of back pain conditions seen in our centers in Malaysia. In fact, it is one of the most common causes of back pain and back disorder for most in Malaysia. Unfortunately, many centers lack the skills and knowledge needed to proper assess and give appropriate care that targets the root-cause of your condition.

The clinical teams of Chiropractic-in-Malaysia blog wanted to bring to light the harmful impacts of iliopsoas malfunction and the treatment options you need for quick recovery. Should you have any questions, please contact our central office at 03 2093 1000. We are the premier back pain treatment center in Malaysia.

The iliopsoas, a muscle complex that contributes to hip flexion, plays a significant role in the speed of sprinting. Most of the research in the literature neglected this primary hip flexor, and this has been limiting our ability to enhance athlete’s sprint performance. The understanding of the biomechanical components of sprinting is necessary, and it is important to focus on this hip flexor as iliopsoas may have the greatest influence on sprint speed of any segmental body movement. Stretching of a shortened muscle can reduce the risk of injury during sports activity.

Dynamic Stretch for Iliopsoas
Stand near to a wall or other supporting object to stabilize the body during the stretch. Flex the hip and knee, bring the knee as close to the chest as possible while keeping the lower back straight. Then bring the hip into extension with an additional force exerted at the end of the hip extension. Perform this motion for 15 seconds and repeat the same procedure on the opposite leg. The trunk needs to be upright, and avoidance of internal and external rotation of the hip throughout the whole stretching exercises is necessary to prevent injury and to isolate the iliopsoas muscle.

Static Stretch for Iliopsoas
Start in the lunge position with the leg of the iliopsoas being stretched behind the body with the knee slightly bent. Slowly lowered the hips until you a moderate stretch is felt in the iliopsoas muscle. Maintain the stretch for 30 seconds. Or while in this position with the iliopsoas elongated, oscillated downwards for 15 seconds.

Monday, 1 August 2016

Back Extension Exercises

Most of you have written us, asking for the best back exercises to do at home. Chiropractic-in-Malaysia blog was established by Chiropractic Specialty Center to assist their efforts of educating Malaysians on proper posture and healthy life habits. We enjoy getting feedback, and of course, neck pain and back pain treatment and self-help methods are always popular with our readers. 

Before we get to the exercises, please keep in mind that any exercise you partake must be specific to your condition. Exercises are all good, but some can cause more damage. And as such, the clinical teams of Chiropractic-in-Malaysia blog wants you to ask your doctors before doing any of the exercises posted on this blog.

If you do not have a doctor that takes care of your back pain, may we the best non-surgical clinical teams in Malaysia?  Chiropractic Specialty Centers have the best of physiotherapists and chiropractors in Malaysia. Should have any questions about our services and locations, please call our main center at 03 2093 1000. 

Exercise 1 – Pelvic Bridging (isometric, supine)
Lie on your back with your hips and knee bent, lift your hip into a bridging position. This position consists of hip and back extension. Hold the position for 5 seconds and rest in the initial position. Repeat the exercise.

Exercise 2 – Back Extension (isometric, prone)
Lie on your stomach with the pelvis positioned at the edge of the table or on the anterior hip pad of the Roman chair. Stabilize the lower body. Hold your upper body up so that the upper body is straight and horizontal. Maintain the position for 5 seconds.

Exercise 3 – Back Extension, Dynamic (isotonic, prone)
 Lie on your stomach with the pelvis position on the anterior hip pad of the Roman chair or on the gym ball. The Roman chair is set at an inclination of 60 degrees. Place your hands behind the head and stabilize the lower body. Start in a position with your upper body maximally bent forward. Slowly extend and straighten your back into an erect position. Hold the position for 5 seconds and rest in the initial position.

The above-mentioned exercises activate the hip extension and back extension muscle groups, especially the thoracic and lumbar musculature. An effective exercise-based rehabilitation program for lower back should include high repetitions of dynamic thoracic/lumbar/hip exercises over a period of time to strengthen the muscles and soft tissues to support the spine. The activation of the back muscles can be increased by changing the position of the limb and trunk or by using unbalanced supporting base.