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Effective chiropractic treatment for back pain in Singapore

Chiropractic treatment for back pain provides highly-effective, natural remedies for back ailment – a problem that can wreak havoc with the sufferer’s life.

Upper and middle back pain can occur anywhere from the base of your rib cage to the bottom of your neck. Pains in the thoracic spine area are a common problem that can afflict anyone, regardless of age, but are more prevalent among people 35 to 55.

In most cases, back pain is felt when spinal bones, muscles, ligaments, and discs fail to work together properly.

Persistent back pain shouldn’t be ignored

Common middle back and upper back pain causes are:

  • Muscle injury or strain
  • Bad posture
  • A herniated disc
  • A vertebra fracture
  • Myofascial pain in the connective tissue muscles
  • Osteoarthritis, when cartilage breaks down
  • Osteoporosis, when bone becomes brittle

Signs of upper and middle back problems include:

  • A burning, sharp, or dull pain at a single point or over a wider area.
  • The pain may come and go or be constant.
  • Stiffness or tightness of muscles.
  • Increased discomfort with certain activities.

Ignoring back pain can result in the development of more serious problems such as:

  • Numbness in other parts of your body.
  • Loss of bladder or bowel control.
  • Weakness in the legs or arms.

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Natural treatments for your back pain

Natural middle back and upper back pain treatments include:

  • Stress relief. Anxiety and/or depression can make back pain seem worse. Techniques to reduce stress include meditation, cognitive-behavioural therapy, and deep breathing and relaxation exercises.
  • Nutritious diet. Foods containing vitamin D and calcium may help to prevent osteoporosis, which can cause compression fractures in the back.
  • Quitting smoking. Smoking impairs blood flow and slows healing.
  • Chiropractic therapies. Chiropractic is the choice of sore back treatment for many people because it concentrates on the link between the spine and the nervous system.

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Effectual back pain relief chiropractic techniques

Our chiropractor can ease back pain symptoms with several back-alignment chiropractic techniques. They include:

Direct thrust

Also called spinal manipulation, this treatment entails applying direct pressure of the hand onto the affected area with a short, swift movement to encourage correct alignment of the vertebrae.

The direct thrust technique is probably the most well-known chiropractic adjustment for back pain. The level of manipulation depends on the amount of pressure the individual patient needs to ease pain and support general health. Direct thrust often causes a popping noise, caused by the release of gas that’s become trapped in the nerves.

When this chiropractic method for back pain is used in conjunction with a block or table, it’s often referred to as diversified adjustment.

Drop-piece technique

This is basically the diversified technique but when a back-pain clinic uses a table with sections called drop pieces. These sections can be raised slightly so when the thrust is applied, the table will descend a fraction of an inch.

The goal of the back-pain doctor is to open the joint during the adjustment, with the drop-piece mechanism helping the thrust while minimising the force needed.

Activator method

This therapy involves the use of a hand-held activator adjusting device to apply gentle pressure to the spine. The spring-loaded instrument delivers a quick, low-force impulse to improve the function of the targeted spinal joint or vertebra.

The instrument is so quick that the muscles are less likely to tense and resist the treatment. The force is also localised so it doesn’t cause excessive bending movement of a joint.

Cervical spinal manipulation

This therapy targets issues in the neck that may result in back pain. The cervical spine is adjusted with either the direct thrust technique or a gentler adjustment known as spinal mobilisation, often used in cases such as osteoporosis.

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Chiropractic treatment for back muscle spasms
Identifying back muscle spasms

Muscle spasms in the back are often caused by rhomboid muscle strain. These muscles in the upper back connect the shoulder blades to the spine.

Rhomboid muscle spasms can be caused by:

  • Excessive use of the shoulder or arm.
  • Damage to ligaments, muscles, and discs that support the spine.
  • Pressure on spinal nerves.
  • A vertebra fracture.

Other causes of back muscle spasms are:

  • Muscle fatigue
  • Dehydration
  • Vitamin or mineral deficiency
  • Malfunctioning nerves

When you get a muscle spasm in the back, you may experience symptoms such as:

  • Extreme discomfort.
  • Extreme tightness in the contracted, cramped muscle.
  • Muscle weakness.
  • A burning sensation.

Natural remedies for back muscle spasms include:

  • Cold treatment, such as an ice pack.
  • Exercise by walking, which can speed the healing process.
  • Chiropractic therapy.
Treating back muscle spasms

If you get frequent muscle spasms in your back, it’s probably an indication of an underlying problem that needs to be fixed.

Back-pain relief chiropractic adjustments can help to align your body so pressure is taken off soft tissue and nerves. This reduces the signals your brain is receiving that cause involuntary muscle contractions in the back.

Chiropractic can be most effective to remedy back muscle spasms when it’s combined by a back problems chiropractor with therapeutic massage.

Chiropractic massage therapy for severe back pain relief manipulates the soft tissues – muscles, ligaments, and tendons – to improve blood circulation, which encourages muscles to relax. It involves the manual application of light, moderate, or deep pressure to ease muscle pain while increasing flexibility.

Why choose
Chiropractic Health and Wellness Clinic

Dr Liew’s Chiropractic Health and Wellness Clinic in Singapore offers an extensive range of back pain treatment options, and specialises in acute back pain treatment, chronic back pain management, back muscle pain relief, and back spasm treatment.

With 20 years’ experience as a Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr Liew can utilise a broad range of chiropractic techniques, plus therapeutic massage, to end the agony of acute and chronic back problems.

Dr Liew carries out his own research into back pain, and he constantly hones his extensive knowledge in the field by keeping abreast of latest developments in treatment techniques.

Further, he’ll always use the most effective methods to alleviate your back pain as quickly as possible to let you live your life to the full while keeping the cost of treatment affordable.

Our clinic treats individuals of all ages to provide back pain solutions with holistic, non-invasive, and drug-free natural back pain relief. We’ll also give you free advice on exercise and posture to help prevent a recurrence of the problem.

As well as providing upper back pain relief and middle back pain relief, Chiropractic Health and Wellness Clinic provides chiropractic treatment for lower back pain and many other painful conditions.

Client testimonial

Dr Liew is very professional.

And his diagnosis is always spot-on! My posture had been corrected and my stiff neck and backache cured by Dr Liew.

I have been seeing Dr Liew for 10 years! And over the years, I had recommended many of my friends and colleagues to seek treatment from him.

C B Poh

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Chiropractic Health and
Wellness Clinic Pte Ltd
8 Eu Tong Sen Street
#11-84 The Central
Singapore 059818

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