Monday, September 26, 2016

Degenerative Disc Disease: Cause and Treatment in Malaysia

Degenerative Disc Disease

What causes Degenerative Disc Disease? 

Degenerative Disc Disease or DDD is caused when the accumulated stresses on the spine damage the inner structures of the spinal discs. Damage to the spinal disc structures occurs due to an increase in the hydrostatic pressure. Hydrostatic pressure increases when blood flow is restricted or diminished. The video below will help you understand spinal disc health and how it gets damaged.

Spinal discs are the most essential of all components in your spine. They bear weight, sperate, and connect the spine together to provide you the mobility you need in your daily life. When spinal degree, they lead to tears and herniations. Degenerated discs also place enormous amounts of stress on your spinal joints and spinal muscles. The collective impact of a degenerated disc in your lower back can lead to paralysis. This article will provide an overview of degenerative discs disease to help you understand the cause of your lower back pain or leg pain in Malaysia. If you need more information on the back, pain, leg pain or spinal disc treatments, please call our main center at 03 2093 1000. Our corrective teams of chiropractors and physiotherapists are ready to help you reclaim your life from back pain, leg pain, and sciatica pain in Malaysia.

What is Degenerative Discs Disease and how it impacts your back?

Degenerative disc disease of the lumbar spine is one of the most common causes that is associated with lower back pain. It has been shown that the degeneration and deterioration of the lumbar disc can lead to an asymptomatic lower back condition. Progressive degenerative disc disease can result in acute or chronic back pain with an associated clinical instability of the spinal segments. This can lead to abnormal spinal segmental movement, misalignment of the spinal joints, spinal stenosis.

The basis of initial evaluation involves plain radiographs (X-rays) of the lumbar spine. Reduced disc height and narrowing of the facet joints are common findings on the X-rays in degenerative disc disease and osteoarthritis of the spine. Osteophytes and sclerosis of the upper and lower endplates are frequent radiographic findings for degeneration. Narrowing of the lateral recesses and the spinal canal can be visible on CT or MRI of the spine. Radial or concentric tears, cystic spaces, and disruption of the annulus fibrosus can be identified with MRI, which is showing better resolution for soft tissues.

Instability of the spine results in a lack of normal spinal segmental displacement pattern under physiologic loads. Hence, there is an increased risk of neurological deficits, incapacitating spinal deformity, and pain.

According to Kirkaldy-Willis and Farfan, there are three functional phases of degenerative disc disease:
  1.        Temporary dysfunction without instability;
  2.        Unstable phase;
  3.        Stabilization phase following calcification of ligaments.

During the early phases of degenerative disc disease, there is an increased microscopical structural deterioration resulting in an increased functional impairment.

What is the best treatment for Degenerative Disc Disease in Malaysia?

NSD Therapy® is best for Degenerative disc disease

Degenerative disc disease or DDD results when cumulative stress places on the spine is greater than the spinal discs' ability. In other words, disc degeneration occurs when there are too many stressful events put on a weak spine. TO recover, you need focused treatment options that stabilized the backbone to a point where the encountered stresses are handled better. Our clinical teams of chiropractors and physiotherapists are the best spine and joint practitioners in Malaysia. Their approach to spinal disc damage is comprehensive. They employe manual methods and use advanced spine technology to help repair and fix spinal joint and spinal disc damage. The best treatment for spinal disc damage such as degenerative discs disease is through NSD Therapy®. NSD Therapy® is a combination of chiropractic, physiotherapy, rehabilitation procedures provided manual and by breakthrough spine technology to repairs the damage without injections or spine surgery in Malaysia.

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Thursday, September 22, 2016

Stress Fracture and Foot Pain in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Foot Pain and Stree Fractures

Stress fractures are common causes of foot pain in Malaysia. To recover, you need a proper diagnosis that follows targeted treatments. Stress fractures are difficult to diagnose in initial stages as they may not readily be visible to x-rays. If you have difficulty putting weight on your foot, you may have a stress fracture. The most common cause of stress fractures is excessive walking in poor shoes, osteoporosis,s, or traumatic injuries. It is a common disorder in the elderly. In younger individuals, it is common among runner and walkers.

Treatment management of the metatarsal stress fractures should include a multi-modal approach addressing each component of the injury. Relative rest from weight-bearing exercises is required to prevent aggravation and re-injury of the stress fracture. An air cast may help reduce the pain if the patient needs to be in a weight-bearing position excessively. Exercises could be re-introduced gradually if the athlete experienced no pain while walking and no tenderness at the site of fracture. A progressive rehabilitation exercise program to return the athlete to full training and competition should be commenced as soon as possible without risking re-injury of the fracture. Foot orthoses may be needed to correct abnormal biomechanics in the joints of the foot. Unusual stress may be imposed on the foot if there is an instability in the bones of the foot.

Can Chiropractic Care Help Recovery from a Stress Fractures?

Chiropractic treatments are priceless when it comes to spine and joint treatment in Malaysia. However, stress fractures should not be treated through chiropractic care during the initial phase of healing. Once the fractures have been given ample time to heal, usually 4 weeks; chiropractic care can be helpful to regain proper joint alignment. Also, focused physiotherapy will provide stability for muscles and ligaments.

Chiropractic adjustment in Malaysia by our clinical teams of Chiorhpactros may help correct restricted joints and restore normal range of motion in the joints of the foot and ankle after the fracture has healed.

The video below provides an insight into what chiropractic is. Although, it dose not relate chiropractic care to foot pain; it will give a better understanding of what chiropractic is all about.

The fracture of the base of the second metatarsal affecting the joint is commonly seen in ballet dancers. The treatment for this injury should involve non-weight-bearing rest on crutches for about four to six weeks until the pain and tenderness subside. Chronic joint synovitis may present with similar signs and symptoms and is commonly confused with this fracture.

For more information or inquiries, please contact us at 03-2093 1000 or visit our chiropractor near you today and get the best treatment for your foot pain today. 

Friday, September 16, 2016

What to do for foot fractures of the fifth metatarsal

fracture of the fifth metatarsal

What should you do for a fracture of the fifth metatarsal?

There are three main sites where the fracture of the fifth metatarsal can occur. The uncomplicated avulsion fracture of the tuberosity at the base of the fifth metatarsal is commonly associated with an acute ankle sprain. If no other complications are resulting from the avulsion fracture, the pain can be relieved by a short period of immobilization.  

Jones’ fracture is the fracture of the shaft of the fifth metatarsal. This is an acute fracture, and it takes a longer time to recover. Patients usually involved with an inversion plantar-flexion injury, or this can be a result of overuse injury. Patients with a Jones’ fracture may need a non-weight-bearing cast immobilization of six to eight weeks to recover. Surgical fixation with the percutaneous insertion of a screw and bone grafting may be necessary if an immediate return to activity is required. Confirmation of full radiographic healing is recommended before returning to the sport to prevent re-fracture of the injury.

Fouette fracture is an acute spiral fracture of the distal third of the fifth metatarsal. This is commonly seen in dancers who went off-balance while on demi-pointe and rolled over the outer border of the foot. Non-complicated injury without the displacement of the fracture fragments can be treated with weight-bearing rest. Complicated displaced fractures may need non-weight bearing cast immobilization of four to six week to relieve the pain.

Physiotherapy rehabilitation of the foot and ankle may be required once the pain has subsided, and the injury has healed. The mobility of the joints must be maintained to prevent stiffness and joint restriction. Muscles in the foot and ankle need to be strengthened to provide sufficient stability at the joints. 

Chiropractic-in-Malaysia is happy to have provided this article for you. Should you have any questions about foot pain treatment in Malaysia, please contact us at 03-2093 1000: we offer you the best treatment from a clinical chiropractor in Malaysia.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Chiropractic Treatment for Upper Crossed Syndrome

upper crossed syndrome and neck pain

What is an Upper Crossed Syndrome and How Chiropractic Helps?

Upper crossed syndrome may involve neck pain with or without radicular pain into the upper limbs. Some patients may even complain of numbness or tingling sensation in the upper limb. Muscle imbalances as a result of prolonged static posture are one of the main cause that leads to pain and paresthesia. Patients commonly present with anterior head carriage and rounded shoulders. This can result in muscle tightness in the pectoralis muscles, the anterior chest muscles, and the suboccipital muscles near the base of the skull. Muscle weakness of the deep neck flexors and rhomboids or mid and lower trapezius is commonly found in a person with the upper crossed syndrome.

Treatment for upper crossed syndrome should include a multi-modal approach to addressing each and every component of the problem. This involves chiropractic treatment and physiotherapies, such as therapeutic rehabilitation exercises, manual therapy, ergonomic advice, and postural retraining. Joint mobilization or manipulation can improve segmental spinal mobility and reduce neck stiffness. Removing trigger points and release of tight muscles in the neck and upper back such as suboccipital muscles with myofascial release techniques help to improve neck and shoulder mobility. Stretching of the anterior chest muscles is important to prevent rounded shoulders.

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Postural training plays a significant role in improving the signs and symptoms of the upper crossed syndrome. The treatment program should include re-education and correction of the cervical, thoracic, and scapular position. However, many health care providers often ignored the importance of postural training of the lumbar spine and pelvis, as this can affect the position of the thoracic spine and head as well. Taping may serve as an excellent tool in postural retraining.

For more information about chiropractic treatment of an upper crossed syndrome, please contact us at 03-2093 1000. 

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Upper Crossed Syndrome and Neck Pain Treatment In Malaysia

upper crossed syndrome and posture

Neck Pain Caused by an Upper Crossed Syndrome

Upper crossed syndrome, or cervical postural syndrome usually presents with a typical posture of protruding chin and increased upper cervical lordosis. Patients often adopt the anterior head carriage posture with restricted thoracic extension, restricted shoulder movements, rounded shoulders, and tight anterior chest muscles. This is commonly seen in athletes who maintain a given position for a prolonged period. Cyclists, baseball catchers, and hockey players are more susceptible to this neck pain related to the upper crossed syndrome. This can happen in the workplace as people are working in front of the computer screen for prolonged hours with an incorrect posture. Painters and production line workers may have similar problems too. However, neck pain arising from the workplace can significantly be benefited from the ergonomic assessment.

What are the common symptoms of upper crossed syndrome?

Upper crossed syndrome patients can present with neck pain, headaches, migraines, arm pain, shoulder pain, upper back pain. Other symptoms can include numbness and tingling sensations in the neck, upper back, shoulders, arms, and hands. The goal with an upper crossed syndrome is to treat the actual cause of the malfunction as well as the associated symptoms such as neck pain, upper back pain, headaches, or migranes. Chiropractic Specialty Center® offer chiropractic with physiotherapy in the treatment of neck pain, upper back pain, migraines, and headaches. Our upper back, neck, and headached treatment programs are targeted. Call us today for the targeted treatments that fix and repairs the root cause of an upper crossed syndrome without drugs or injections. 

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Typical signs and symptoms of the upper crossed syndrome include burning or aching pain across the shoulders and neck or suboccipital pain at the bottom of the skull around the muscle attachment site of the trapezius and upper cervical extensors. The pain is typically aggravated after a prolonged period of static posture and is relieved by movements.

Examination of the neck normally reveals a restricted range of motion of the lower cervical and upper thoracic spine. The suboccipital muscles are usually tight and tender with the presence of trigger points. Muscle weaknesses are commonly found in the deep neck flexors, serratus anterior, mid and lower trapezius and rhomboid muscles. There may be increased neural tension in the peripheral nerves as the tight muscles are irritating the nerves.

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Thursday, September 1, 2016

Stress Fractures of the First Metatarsals

Stress fracture of the first metatarsal

What caused your Metatarsal Fracture and how to treat it?

Metatarsals are the second most common location where a stress fracture can occur. Tibia is the most common bone where stress fracture occurs. The neck of the second metatarsal is most commonly involved in stress fractures due to specific reasons. In the pronating foot, the first ray is usually dorsiflexed, this leads to greater force being applied to the second metatarsal. When Morton’s foot is present, the second metatarsal is subject to greater force as the first ray is shorter than the second. The base of the second metatarsal is firmly fixed in place by adjacent cuneiform bones, this increases the risk of a stress fracture. The likelihood of stress fracture is increased if the third metatarsal is longer than the second. Stress fractures of the metatarsals are prevalent in ballet dancers.

Metatarsal stress fracture normally presents as forefoot pain which is aggravated by activity such as running or dancing. The pain may not be as significant initially but may gradually worsen as the activity continues. Focal tenderness may be noted upon examination of the metatarsal. A radiolucent line or periosteal thickening may be reported on the X-rays if the fracture has been there for a few weeks. An isotopic bone scan may confirm the diagnosis if an X-ray is negative.

The clinical teams of chiropractors and physiotherapists at Chiropractic Specialty Center® in Malaysia has the technology, skills, and expertise to treat even the most difficult foot pain in Malaysia. For faster improvements of foot pain, visit or call one of our centers. We have the best chiropractors in Malaysia. Let us help you today. 

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