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Blogs, Spine, / By Koh Peh Chia

The Best Sleeping Position for Low Back Pain

The Best Sleeping Positions for Lower Back Pain The best sleeping position for lower back pain is on your side with a partial bend in the knees. Keeping the knees bent helps to balance your body and minimizes pressure on the lower back. Furthermore, many people find it helpful to put a small pillow between…

Lower Back, Blog, / By Shi Qi Yap

4 Signs You May Have a Herniated Disc in Your Back

What is Disc Herniation? A herniated disk is also known as slipped disc, prolapsed disc, or ruptured disc. It refers to an issue with one of the jelly-like cushions (disks) that sit between your spinal bone. Disc herniation occurs when the disc gets squeezed out of its normal position and bulges outward, beyond the edge…

Neck, Posture, Lower Back, Blog, Shoulder, / By Shi Qi Yap

Your Bra Might Be Causing Pain

Does your Bra Fit Correctly? Here are few pointers that you can check at home: The under band should fit your ribcage firmly and shouldn’t be sliding or moving with activity. 80% of the support should come from the under band and 20% should come from the shoulder straps. The shoulder straps shouldn’t be so…

Neck, Spine, Blog, / By Winsen Citra

Headaches and How to Manage Them

There are many types of headaches. It is important for you to know what kind of headache you are having and how to treat it . This is because different types of headaches requires different treatment. Some requires intervention from doctors and others require you to see a physiotherapist or make lifestyle changes. Below are…

Neck, Spine, Blog, / By Winsen Citra

Wry Neck

Have you ever woken up with a sudden severe neck pain? For the next few days, you then walk around with your neck slightly tilted and an inability to turn your head to one side due to the pain. This is usually known as torticollis (wry neck). This is a very common condition which can…

Spine, Upper Back, Blog, / By Winsen Citra

Hunchback – Causes and Treatments

It is known by many as hunchback, roundback, humpback, or dowager’s hump. They are all essentially the same condition. It is a condition where there is excessive curvature int he upper back. In medical terms, this is called thoracic hyperkyphosis or kyphosis. Though hunchback is quite often postural in origin, it can also be caused…

Spine, Ankle, Lower Back, Blog, / By Winsen Citra

Does Asian Squat Help With Back Pain?

Many of my friends, most of whom are around 30 years of age, have suffered from an episode or 2 of back pain. In fact, the Ministry of Manpower of Singapore estimates that 60-90% of people suffer from back pain at some point in their lives.What is even more worrying, the statistics show that 65%…

Spine, Lower Back, Hip, Blog, / By Winsen Citra

Piriformis Syndrome – A Literal Pain in the Butt

A friend of mine came to me a while ago complaining about having pain that radiates down her right leg. She was at her wits’ end because of her pain. Sitting for a long time and focusing on work was impossible. She has had her condition checked out and had an MRI scan which showed…

Spine, Uncategorized, Blog, / By Winsen Citra

Scoliosis – How to Treat Your Child?

Have you noticed that your child has a tendency to lean to one side? Do your child’s shoulders appear uneven to you? Does your child’s waistline look uneven? If all this sounds familiar to you, then your child might be suffering from what is called scoliosis. In this article, we’ll discuss the different types and…

Spine, Upper Back, Lower Back, Blog, / By Winsen Citra

Get Rid of Sway Back Posture

Have you ever seen someone who stands with their hip forward and their body seem to be leaning back? This is a particularly common posture when someone is feeling lazy or is waiting for something. This posture is called the sway back posture. It is one of the leading abnormal postures that cause back pain….