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How to manage 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.

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

How to manage low back pain

In this article, we will share the top 10 ways on How to manage low back pain. Almost everyone will experience low back pain at some stage of their lives. 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.

It is important to note that having chiropractic care is the best method to help with the lower back pain and below are the complementary effort on your end to maximize the effectiveness of chiropractic care

1. Use Ice or heat packs

  • For the first 48hours of pain, an ice pack can help to reduce pain and possible inflammations over your low back. After the 48hrs you can apply a heat pack to increase the circulation into the muscle tissues for faster healing.

2. Sleeping

  • Most human beings spend one-third of the day in bed sleeping. If the mattress is more than 10 years old and sagging, it is recommended to get a new one for better sleep.

3. Change bad habits

  • Smoking and drinking alcohol are risk factors for osteoporosis. When a person is osteoporotic they are at a higher risk of bone fracture and a compression fracture of the spine.

4. Keep yourself moving

  • Too much rest can worsen the back pain and weaken the muscles. Muscles diminish if we don’t use them. Keep yourself active up to a tolerant level of pain but do not aggravate it.

5. Core exercise

  • It is important to have strong core muscles to hold up the spine. Core exercises will not only strengthen muscles but also speed up the healing by increased blood flow.

6. Stretch

  • Stretching is a simple and effective way of getting you out of back pain. It helps our body to loosen up the muscles and increase the blood flow into the muscle tissues and deliver oxygen for a faster healing process.

7. Avoid activities that might harm your back

  • If you have back pain, avoid any activities that aggravate the pain especially bending or twisting. Keep yourself active only up to the tolerable level of pain.

8. Keep your posture correct

  • Always be mindful of your posture. Most of the population is having a sedentary lifestyle nowadays. Sitting long hours with hunched back and rolled shoulders can give a lot of pressure on our back, so keep yourself up straight.

9. Keep an eye on your weight

  • Being overweight can put extra pressure on the spine. Having a healthy diet and exercise can help with losing weight and managing low back pain.

10. Have over the counter painkiller on your hands

  • Even though the painkillers are only for temporary relief, for sudden acute back pain, these pills can be helpful.

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