Many people know chiropractors due to all the viral videos of people getting their spines aligned online. But besides this sort of treatment, there’s a lot more to what chiropractors offer.
With that in mind, here are some of the most common treatments offered by chiropractors in Singapore.
Patients who have issues with their back, neck, or limbs typically receive specific strengthening exercises from chiropractors. These activities can assist with diminishing agony, forestall muscle disintegration, advance joint well-being, increment strength, solidness and scope of movement, and safeguard against new or recurring pain.
Following an injury, therapeutic stretching is a crucial method for preventing the formation of scar tissue. Maintaining a regular stretching routine helps keep tissues flexible, increases mobility, and protects you from new injuries even after the spinal injury has healed. Like with exercise, your chiropractor will show you how to stretch properly and keep an eye on you until you feel confident enough to do so on your own.
One’s Lifestyle Achieving good health is more than just being free of disease or pain. Your long-term health can be greatly impacted by the daily lifestyle choices you make. Lifestyle choices made years ago can eventually result in severe health issues. Your chiropractor will talk to you about your lifestyle choices, assist you in identifying unhealthy health behaviours, and offer you practical ways to deal with and control those behaviours.
Spinal Traction Treatment
Many chiropractors use spinal traction, in which traction devices are applied to distract areas of the spine. This treatment helps to gently separate the spinal vertebrae resulting in your spinal disc’s decompressing, reducing nerve root pressure, and leading to less pain.
Soft Tissue Manual Therapy
Soft tissue such as muscles, tendons, ligaments, and joint capsules are quite prone to injury, to address this, chiropractors use a range of hands-on soft tissue therapies to improve their function. Some examples of these therapies include instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilisation and pin and stretch therapy.
This kind of treatment utilises electrical pulses in small doses that are sent to certain regions of the body through electrodes put on the skin. Electrical stimulation has a lot of benefits; some are best for relieving pain or reducing inflammation, others are best for treating muscle spasms, and others cause muscles to contract to reduce muscle atrophy.
When used in therapy, an ultrasound is a sound-wave-generated form of deep heat therapy. The sound waves are a type of micro-massage that help reduce pain, stiffness, and muscle spasms when applied to joints and soft tissues. They also help increase blood flow and reduce swelling, without too much external pain.
Ice and Heat Therapy
The use of ice and heat have been used for a long time to treat a variety of painful conditions. After an injury, ice therapy is frequently used to control pain and reduce swelling. Patients who suffer from chronic pain may find relief from heat therapy by using it to relax the muscles, improve circulation, and reduce pain. A combination of ice and heat can be used, depending on the condition of the patient, and a chiropractor will advise what you need.
Diet and Nutritional Counselling
Studies have shown that a poor diet and nutritional imbalances are a factor in a number of serious diseases, including cancer, diabetes, and heart disease. Diet and nutritional counselling are special skills that chiropractors are trained to use. A nutritional program tailored to your needs by your chiropractor can help you maintain good health and lower your risk of developing these serious health conditions.