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: Chiropractic Therapy At A Chiropractor Near Me!

When you pop by a chiropractic clinic, you may notice a wide range of therapy options: electrotherapy (what is that?), ultrasound, all sorts of adjustments… and you may also be wondering what each option is meant to treat! Besides the typical adjustments, most chiropractors offer the following three options: shockwave therapy, electrotherapy and ultrasound therapy. […]

Vlog: Stretches for Neck & Back Pain

Many of us spend our days seated at our desks hunched over computer screens, phones and papers for long hours. With the pandemic still ongoing, this has become even more pronounced as working from home is an increasingly-popular option! In order to relieve all the resulting neck and back pains from all that sitting, moving […]

6 Tips To Improve Your Back & Posture

We all know that manual labour may lead to physical trauma or injuries to our spine. However, not many know that prolonged sitting can be a form of stress, strain and silence trauma to our spine too! Why is prolonged sitting unhealthy for us? Prolonged sitting causes a condition called creep: our spine ligaments are stretched and lengthened and cannot return to their normal length. Our muscles contract and shorten, leading to common postural issues such as the head forward, rounded shoulder and hunched back postures. Here are six tips to minimise the damaging effects of prolonged sitting. 1. Take regular breaks every 30 mins – 1 hour Your body is not designed to stay in the same position for a long time. Get some movement in every now and then: grab a drink, go for a toilet break or walk around. If you are really busy, a quick spinal twist and stretch that takes only seconds is better than nothing. 2. Rest against the backrest of your chair Get your back leaning against the backrest of your seat. This will ensure you sit upright, relieving the burden off the muscles holding your sitting posture. 3. Ensure your chairs have a lumbar support Your lumbar spine is the arched section at the bottom of the spine. In a neutral position, it should havea normal arch. However, when sitting for an extended period of time, the lumbar spine starts to straighten. This causes strain, micro-damage and deeply uncomfortable lower back pain[1] . Resolve this by investing in a chair with a lumbar support design or a lumbar support cushion for your seat. 4. Stretch regularly As mentioned, muscles are shortened by prolonged sitting. Stretch the muscles around your neck, shoulders and chest frequently to prevent shortening and improve your posture. Some stretches you can do include standing chest stretches, neck rolls and shoulder rolls. 5. Exercise regularly Exercise strengthens and improves the endurance of the muscles that hold posture. Exercising and strengthening your body the right way allows you to maintain good sitting posture for a longer time. Some good exercises include lower back workouts, walking and tai chi—easily done at home or at a nearby open space! 6. Seek chiropractic treatment Chiropractic care helps identify restrictions and dysfunction caused by prolonged sitting and treats them before our body tissues are permanently damaged. Chiropractic care also treats the effects of prolonged sitting like neck pain, headaches, lower back pain and various postural issues. You can get high-quality chiropractic care and treatment by booking your appointment with us at 62084669 or wecare@mychirocare.sg—we are more than happy to answer any questions you have!

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“Chiropractic is not designed to make you feel better instantly, it is designed to make you instantly heal better.” – unknown   Hello, I am Dr. Grace, and welcome to My Chirocare.   What Drives Me? Since young, due to my undiagnosed scoliosis condition, aches and pains were an integral part of my life; they […]