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Lower Back Pain

Lower Back Pain is one of the most common pain that we suffer from every day. Back Pain is usually a sign that one or more muscles, joints, ligaments or discs may be overstretched, inactivity or twisted by a rapid movement combine with our lifestyle and bad posture.

At Healing Hands Chiropractic Singapore, our main goal is to get to the root of the issue and handle it with precise non-invasive techniques that help relieve pain altogether. Remember, you do not have to live in pain as Healing Hands Chiropractic Singapore has the solutions.

Lower Back Pain Facts

  • According to Health Hub Singapore, about 80 percent of adults suffer from lower back pain from time to time.
  • Suffering from pain costs Singapore more than $8 billion each year according to the studies commissioned by GSK Consumer Healthcare, was conducted by global insights and consultancy firm Edelman Intelligence.
  • In general, as mention in an article by Singapore General Hospital, pain has tremendous influence over a person. It may cause mood swings, depression or anxiety, sleep disturbances and inevitably a night of poor sleep often translates to greater pain the next day and vice versa.

"Remember, PAIN is a warning signal and is the LAST symptom to appear. If left untreated, it becomes CHRONIC"

Vertebral Column of Human Body Anatomy

Before we understand what causes back pain, we first need to understand how our body functions, in particular our spine.

Our Spine consists of 5 parts; Cervical (neck), Thoracic (shoulders/upper back to mid-back), Lumbar (low back), Sacral/sacrum (Pelvis), Coccygeal (Tail). In total, there are 33 vertebrae which all works together to form our Spine. 

The two main functions of the spine are
1) Protecting the spinal cord and spinal nerves = connects the brain and the body
2) Supports movement and balance of the body

As the spine is the backbone of our body, looking after the spine is the SAME as looking after the ENTIRE BODY. When we are having lower back pain, often time the damage does not just revolve around the lumbar area but rather the other parts of the spine as well. 

Injury – Acute lower back pain is often caused by a sudden injury to the muscles and ligaments supporting the back. The pain may be caused by muscle spasms or a strain or tear in the muscles and ligaments.

Overwork – Whether we are doing an operational job or an office job, we are consistently using certain parts of our muscles. Therefore, if the muscle is consistently activated without sufficient rest time for it to recover, we will start to feel weakness in our back and pain towards the end. It is usually a long time before the pain even become noticeable. 

Poor Posture – Bad, prolonged posture creates extra stress on our spine & muscle. This causes the muscles and joints to break down as they are forced to stay in an incorrect position (overwork). When left not treated, the body will continue to be stuck in the bad posture and often time leads to humpback and tilting in the body.

Inactivity – Prolonged inactivity might increase back pain as the back becomes weak, stiff, and deconditioned. As the pain increases, our fitness level reduces further which will eventually lead to fatigue, weakness, injury. It may also cause degenerative changes such as osteoporosis, arthritis, premature aging.

How To Relieve Lower Back Pain

Rest – Avoid working too hard, too long and if we really need to, take breaks in-between work. Make sure to eat healthy food to refuel the right nutrients to the body. Most importantly, get proper sleep for recharging.

Exercise – We should avoid sedentary habits. Regular exercise to maintain fitness using a combine different type of exercises such as weights, cardio, and stretching.

Posture – Making sure the work station is ergonomically friendly maintaining the straight and neutral posture. Adjust places you spend most of your time in order to support the neutral position such as work station, desk, car seat, and bed.

Seek Professional Help – Here at Healing Hands Chiropractic Singapore, our mission everyday is to help people lead happier & healthier lives by eliminating pain through effective & holistic treatment by a team who cares. As mention above,  looking after the spine is the SAME as looking after the ENTIRE BODY. Our chiropractor provides holistic treatment by realigning the spine to reduce the stress and pressure on nearby muscles and nerves, restoring the movement in the joints, and removes any interference in the healing process.

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Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

It is a very safe & accurate thermographic scanner that scans the full spine or segmental parts of the spine in approximately 15 seconds. The Tytron detects areas of asymmetry as well as indicate areas with greater temperature due to acute soft tissue damage.

The Tytron scanner uses precision sensors, speciality lenses and a unique focusing system to give the chiropractor the most accurate and repeatable information available. You will be given a print out of your result on the first visit.

A Healing Hands Chiropractic Singapore physician primary focus is the human spine. Additionally, our Chiropractor’s primary focus is the physiological relationship between the joints, muscles, bones, and the body’s central nervous system. A Healing Hands chiropractor will adjust the joints using a high velocity and low amplitude force to restore any dysfunction (pain) and/ or restrictions that exist in joints of the spine and skeletal system. Though, a Healing Hands chiropractor main focus is the spine, because it protects the central nervous system Healing Hands also exercise a very strong background in nutritional assessment, ergonomics, exercise physiology and wellness health care.

Healing Hands Chiropractors primarily use a hands-on and holistic approach, we also utilize various other treatment modalities such as electrical stimulation, ultrasound, bodywork etc. to get our patients back to health. Chiropractic physicians typically earn a “D.C.” or a Doctor of Chiropractic from accredited institutions in the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Europe, South Africa and many more.

A neuro-musculoskeletal rehabilitator primary focus is on the recovery of functions of the human body through the use of exercise physiology. Our treatment focus as a Healing Hands neuro-musculoskeletal rehabilitator is to restore movement thus to promote circulation, take away dysfunction/pain and thus restore your health. This will be done in a variety of ways or techniques that are specific to each individual or patient, for instance, we will utilize specific strengthening, stretching, modalities, joint mobilization, a myofascial release of muscle fibres &/or neuromuscular facilitation, etc.

A Healing Hands Chiropractic physician primary focus is the human spine. Additionally, our Chiropractor’s primary focus is the physiological relationship between the joints, muscles, bones, and the body’s central nervous system. A Healing Hands chiropractor will adjust the joints using a high velocity and low amplitude force to restore any dysfunction (pain) and/ or restrictions that exist in joints of the spine and skeletal system. Though, a Healing Hands chiropractor main focus is the spine, because it protects the central nervous system Healing Hands also exercise a very strong background in nutritional assessment, ergonomics, exercise physiology and wellness health care.

Healing Hands Chiropractors primarily use a hands-on and a holistic approach, we also utilize various other treatment modalities such as electrical stimulation, ultrasound, body work etc. to get our patients back to health. Chiropractic physicians typically earn a “D.C.” or a Doctor of Chiropractic from accredited institutions in the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Europe, South Africa and many more.

A neuro-musculoskeletal rehabilitator primary focus is on the recovery of functions of the human body through the use of exercise physiology. Our treatment focus as a Healing Hands neuro-musculoskeletal rehabilitator is to restore movement thus to promote circulation, take away dysfunction/pain and thus restore your health. This will be done in a variety of ways or techniques that is specific to each individual or patient for instance we will utilize specific strengthening, stretching, modalities, joint mobilization, myo-fascial release of muscle fibers &/or neuromuscular facilitation, etc.

Here at Healing Hands Chiropractic Singapore, the Chiropractic adjustment should not be painful. However, in some instances when the patient is either acute or chronic the muscles and ligaments may prove to be guarded or sensitive to the touch, these are some exceptions.

A thorough examination of your complaints and conditions can alleviate any concerns that you may have.

Benefits of getting a chiropractic treatment helps with reducing pain and increase joint mobility. We’ve written an article all about it here.

There also seams to be a lot of concern on the safety of getting adjusted by a chiropractor. We have been treating thousand of patients since 2010 and many have benefited from it. We believe in education so we have put up a blog page all about chiropractics. We hope to tell people more about chiropractics so that people can understand and appreciate chiropracics.

Our initial consultation would be $75 for all our chiropractors and $100 for our clinical director Dr. Marc

Our Initial Consultation includes: 

– Full Spinal Scan
– Posture Analysis
– Dr Consultation
– Physical Examination
– Report of Findings

Our treatment cost is dependent on your condition, severity and any other underlying issues.

In general, our treatment range from $75-$110 per session