Understanding Slipped (Herniated) Disc And Its Other Terms

You may have heard of the word ‘slipped disc’ multiple times throughout your lifetime but do you know the medical term for it is Herniated Disc? It can also be referred to as a ruptured, torn, bulged, prolapsed, protruded or sequestrated disc by your healthcare professional. While the terms may adversely differ and make you […]

Vlog: Meet our new Chiropractor – Dr Nin Kee

Starting May 2022, My Chirocare will be welcoming an additional member to our Chiropractic team- Dr Nin Kee. Here’s a short Vlog introducing Dr Nin Kee, have a watch 😉 About Dr Nin Kee Providing a Holistic Chiropractic Care Dr Nin Kee graduated with distinction in Master of Chiropractic from the Welsh Institute of Chiropractic, […]

Common Therapies You Can Do At Home To Manage Body Pain And Aches

We may suffer from body aches and pains at some point in our lives. However, as these common physical ailments start to interfere with our daily activities and quality of life, that’s when we begin to despise those helpless moments as each day comes. If you have ever experienced body aches and pains such as […]

Vlog: Importance of Sitting Posture

As many of us continue to work from home or transition back into office life, one thing has not changed: we are still spending hours hunched over our desks, sitting for long hours on end. In times like these, good posture sitting down is crucial to maintaining good back health. There are many benefits of […]

We are 1 year old!

Out of the desire to create a safe place for the community to get healthier, access health information and live their lives to the fullest, as well as give back to the community, My Chirocare was born on 5th April 2021. When we see our patients walk out of the clinic smiling or feeling better, […]

How To Alleviate Sciatica Pain?

The most common misconception of sciatica is that it is a medical condition in and of itself. However, sciatica actually refers to a group of symptoms caused by other issues in your lower back! Sciatica specifically describes the pain that runs up and down your legs from your buttocks or lower back. It is caused […]

Vlog: Spinal Cord Anatomy

Most people know that the spinal cord is important for our daily functioning. It houses our central nervous system and supports our body. But do you know how it works and why these specific functions are important? Spine Anatomy Labeled: Parts of the Spine For starters, the spine comprises three sections: the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine. The cervical spine is also known as the neck. As the part of the spine closest to the brain, it’s an incredibly crucial part of the central nervous system! Blood vessels carrying vital nutrients directly to the brain are housed here. It also supports your head and enables flexibility. The thoracic spine is the most rigid and inflexible part of the spine. It is built that way as it holds up the body, meaning it must be strong enough to withstand huge amounts of pressure exerted when standing or sitting. Finally, the lumbar spine is the centre of our body’s locomotion: be it running, jumping or swimming, most big movements originate from the lumbar spine! As a heavily-used area, it’s especially prone to wear and tear and must be well-cared for. Caring For Your Spine The key to keeping your spine healthy lies in two key areas: exercise and nutrition. Exercise strengthens the back muscles, stabilising and lending further support to your spine. Some good exercises to perform (with proper form, of course) include: Bridges Knee-to-chest stretches Stuart McGill’s Big Three Exercises, which build lower back endurance. These exercises include the McGill Curl-up, the Side Bridge and the Bird Dog, which can be found in this article Certain weight training exercises such as pull-ups and lat pull-downs, if you are able to perform them properly You can read posts 1, 2 and 3 in our Nutrition series to find out more about foods that nourish your body and spine! To learn more about each section of the spine and their functions more in-depth, do continue watching our vlog below! Should you have any questions or concerns about your spinal health, schedule an appointment with us by calling us at 62084669 or dropping us an email wecare@mychirocare.sg—we’re happy to help. 🙂

Knee Osteoarthritis

As a key joint in the body, a biomechanical structure that bears much weight and is constantly subjected to repeated stress, the knee is especially prone to wear-and-tear. Knee osteoarthritis is the most common chronic knee condition and can be debilitating. How does knee osteoarthritis occur? As discussed in the previous article, the knee joint […]

Knee Anatomy (Knee Structure and Function)

As the largest joint in the human body, the knee is a complex yet fascinating biomechanical structure. Designed to bear weight and engage in vigorous movements, understanding its construction is key to learning to care for it better. Structure of the Knee The knee is a hinge joint, a type of joint that allows movement […]

What Causes Hip Pain?

In our previous blog post, we explored the anatomy and function of the hips. But what happens if your hips are injured and hurting? While hip pain can be common, it is often a sign of injury of a more severe condition—and should not be taken lightly. Whipping your hips back into shape requires the […]