Spinal Conditions

Flat back Posture – a leading poor posture type causing back pain
24 Jun 2021, 9:40 am

In the second installation of our three-part series on posture problems, our spinal specialist Sylvia Ho discusses the flat back posture and stress points for back pain; and how to identify if you’ve adopted this harmful stance.

Spontaneous Resorption Of Herniated Disc
22 Jun 2021, 7:00 pm

A patient’s herniated discs were once treated as permanent. Fortunately, in recent times, there are many medical studies to refute this assumption. It is now well-accept that about 40-60% of cervical and lumbar disc protrusion will demonstrate regression or reduction in the size of the herniation. The mechanism of regression is, however, not well defined. […]

Neck Pain: The Truth On Traction
22 Jun 2021, 3:15 pm

The amount of people working in a desk bound jobs is increasing worldwide. Unfortunately, these jobs tend to go hand-in-hand with a greater chance of suffering from prolonged neck and back pain. Maybe for this very reason, currently the most common source of musculoskeletal disability is chronic neck pain. Case Study 1 According to a […]

Physiotherapy for Spinal Conditions
What No One Tells You About Lower Back Pain
21 Jun 2021, 4:00 pm

Lower back pain is often associated with weak muscles. On the contrary, it can also be caused by excessively tense muscles.

Does Sitting Slouched And Slanted Cause Scoliosis?
21 Jun 2021, 3:41 pm

Question: My daughter sits with a slouch, and sometimes sits with her body slanted to one side. Will that cause scoliosis? No. Sitting with a slouch or in any other bad posture does not lead to scoliosis. When we discuss about scoliosis, we typically mean idiopathic scoliosis – which caused by genetic factors that leads […]

Top 3 posture types leading to back pain
18 Jun 2021, 10:00 am

Back pain is a serious problem so often overlooked that it becomes a discomfort we’re willing to live with – but don’t take it sitting down. In this three-part series on posture problems, our spinal specialist, Principal Physiotherapist, Sylvia Ho explains how your posture could be the source of your back pain – and how to eliminate it for good.

Causing Most Of The World’s Pain, Anonymously – Myofascial Trigger Points
15 Jun 2021, 11:45 am

For centuries it has been afflicting man. It is intangible, mysterious and yet ubiquitous. Myofascial Trigger Points are the commonest cause of undiagnosed or misdiagnosed aches, pains and other puzzling symptoms. The daily clinical experience of thousands of physiotherapists, massage therapists and physicians verifies that most back, neck pain and headaches; which are recurrent and […]

Multifidus – Smallest Yet Most Powerful Muscle
15 Jun 2021, 11:26 am

What Is The Mutlifidus? The multifidus muscle is one of the smallest yet most “powerful” muscle that gives support to the spine. Most people have the misconception that small is insignificant. However, it is not the case when it comes to this particular muscle. The multifidus muscle is a series of muscles. It also attached […]

Nerve Stretches
10 Jun 2021, 4:44 pm

You have heard about people stretching their muscles when the muscles are tight, but have you heard about nerve stretching? What exactly is nerve stretching? Why and how do we need to stretch our nerves? Nerve stretches do not really ’stretch’ the nerves. However, they help to improve their movement through the joints and muscles […]

Cobb Angle And Scoliosis
10 Jun 2021, 2:45 pm

“Cobb Angle” used worldwide to measure and quantify the magnitude of spinal deformities, especially in the case of scoliosis. The Cobb angle measurement the “gold standard” of scoliosis evaluation endorsed by the Scoliosis Research Society. It used as the standard measurement to quantify and track the progression of scoliosis. Cobb angle was first described in […]