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Immediate and Lasting Back Pain Relief Treatment
Looking for back pain relief? You are not alone – As many as 80% of all adults in the world have experienced back pain at least once in their life. Unsurprisingly, the most common condition people experience is back related, with men and women equally affected. While many tend to not seek medical help, it is important to know that it can worsen if left untreated.
If you’ve tried various methods for back pain relief but can’t seem to find a lasting solution for your persistent pain – Core Concepts’ physiotherapy may have your answer. Compared to other types of solutions such as painkillers and home remedies that only offer temporary pain relief, Physiotherapy can provide you with a permanent solution. This is because we do not only treat the symptoms, but we also fix the underlying cause of your pain.
What is Back Pain Physiotherapy?
Physiotherapists are experts in human anatomy and are experts in matters relating to muscles, bones, joints, tendons, and ligaments. Physiotherapy aims to relieve pain and treat the condition through methods such as manual therapy, manipulation, and exercises. Physiotherapy does not involve any medication or surgery but our physiotherapists can refer you to a specialist and work closely with them if necessary.
It is important to seek medical advice from a physiotherapist to get an accurate diagnosis of your condition. Only after getting an accurate diagnosis, then will you be able to apply the appropriate treatment methods to resolve the pain. Instead of self-diagnosing and risking the chance of an inaccurate diagnosis, it would be better to consult with our physiotherapists.
Common Back Pain Conditions that we treat
Here are some common back conditions that we treat – we can treat most back pain conditions and can refer you to a specialist if necessary. Not certain of your condition? Come down for an assessment and we will help you figure it out.
I was referred to Core Concepts by my sister who also had back problems. Lenia has been friendly and caring in her therapy. Most importantly she has been professional and helped me a lot with my back pain. She always prescribes easy to remember exercises that I can do at home to reduce my pain. I would not hesitate to recommend Core Concept to anyone who needs the help of a physiotherapist. Yih Shian
Physiotherapy Provides More than Just Immediate Back Pain Relief
Immediate Pain Relief – Getting Better
During your first session, your physiotherapist will run a thorough assessment to accurately determine the cause of your pain. Afterwhich, your physiotherapist will help to provide immediate pain relief through manual therapy by releasing tight knots or reducing the compression in your spine. This will ensure that you will walk out of our door in significantly less pain than when you first came to us.
Effective Back Pain Relief
Here at Core Concepts, we practice a value-based healthcare system – where we aim to maximize your rehabilitation potential. Our goal is to get you feeling better at the soonest with as few sessions as possible. During your first session, your physiotherapist will also find out more about your treatment goals and develop a treatment plan that is suited to your needs.
Lasting Pain Relief – Staying Better
Instead of only fixing the obvious symptoms, we dive deeper to find out the root cause of your pain. We work on resolving that as well to ensure that the pain does not return. Your treatment plan will also include fixing the root cause of your back pain to ensure that it does not trigger a recurrence of the problem for you again.
Better than Before
Apart from simply providing back pain relief, for some cases, we can maximise your rehab potential. Going beyond what you were capable of doing before the incident. You may have been able to walk for 5km before feeling pain in your back previously. You may have started going for physiotherapy after straining your back. We can help you to do better than simply going back to walking 5km without discomfort. You could aim to walk even further without discomfort.
Reformer pilates and rehab massage here helped massively with a serious back spasm. Super organized, friendly and professional.
07:56 02 Jan 20
I had back aches at a very young age due to sports activities. It was so painful till the point that i couldn’t sleep well. Physiotherapy at core concepts has helped alleviate pain as well as improved my back strength that would benefit me in my sport activities.
02:25 31 Dec 19
I’m glad to come to Core Concepts for treatment. It was recommended by my dentist. Ms Lynne Yee is my Physiotherapist, Ms Jessie Yee is my Massage Therapist and Ms Rohini is my Pilates Instructor. They work well together to help me to treat my leg and lower back problem. There is a great improvement in my recovery. The front desk staffs are friendly and helpful too.
03:03 13 Dec 19
Popped by Core Concepts recently for injury to my back/neck region, and I’ve seen significant improvement since then! I greatly appreciate how detailed and meticulous the guys at Core Concept are in diagnosing, providing consult/explanation/practical tips and treating the injuries. Scheduling appointments are relatively convenient as there are various channels (eg call, SMS) to pick from, and the automated SMS reminders are useful of keeping track thereafter. Receptionists and Therapists are generally pretty friendly yet professional, which makes for a conducive environment to get treated at!
01:27 27 Nov 19
Great physio, with a wide and holistic range of treatment options. Have been coming here for a while for a few issues, and have had a great mix of treatment, from initial physio, rehab with a functional trainer and remedial massage. The team are well educated and communicates well, I feel very looked after here. The receptionists are friendly and professional. With thanks for helping me get back on my feet!
04:16 21 Oct 19
Under Dr Sylvia's care and remedial masseuse Jesse, I've been able to manage crippling back and hip pain during pregnancy. Highly recommend them if you experience discomforts during pregnancy
02:02 15 Oct 19
I get my back treated by Sylvia mainly, I struggled with an injury for a couple of years. CC has helped me return to sports, something I thought I'd never be able to. The team here is lovely and welcoming, I recommend giving the clinic a shot, especially if you have any persistent injuries.
01:39 15 Oct 19
Beauty of this clinic is that it’s in town and can visit them before or after work/lunch. Effectively dealt with my backpain and gave very helpful advice. Worth the money and will recommend!
01:02 12 Jun 19
My last visit to this place was in 2013! I had a terrible pain near right collarbone area and I googled, worrying it might be a frozen shoulder or worst AC! I wanted to see Pui Wan, unfortunately she was fully booked out. They referred me to Wei Juan. She’s amazing. She assured me it’s just a whole bunched up muscle that’s causing the extreme pain. She worked on it for almost 20 mins and followed by ultrasound heat treatment. The next day, the pain had subsided and I could move my arm forward and overhead. I am so relieved. I will be going back to her for another follow up. I must say that through this experience I fully with past reviews that Core Concepts have a very good team of professionals therapists who are very experienced and passionate about their work. The only area they need to work on is their first line of contact service. Regular clients will be forgiving of their lack in customer service as they know their therapist will do a splendid job! Others may not like a bad start if front line fails them. All the very best.
00:05 24 May 19
I had an excellent sports massage by Wan Ling, which was very different from the usual massage I've tried elsewhere. Wan Ling skillfully and systematically loosened every muscle in my upper back and neck over the course of an hour. If anyone is seeking relief from tense muscles, I would highly recommend making an appointment with Wan Ling.
Was able to get a quick appointment. Physio I saw was excellent. He really kneaded out the muscles that have locked around my neck shoulder and back and gave me some effective exercises to release the pain
03:08 01 Sep 18
Look for Soo, he is a great physiotherapist . Always communicating and always asking for my feedback. I’m on the right path to recovery all thanks to Soo. Two thumbs up.
Xue Ting has been working on my troublesome QL, hip girdle - basically the whole left lower kinetic chain! She has been patient, strong and cerebral in her approach to my 48 year old compensatory mechanisms. Her strong massage will finish with an assessment of muscle imbalance and poor activation with finally a retraining back to healthy movement.I’m impressed! Thanks Core Concepts!
I have had several sports related injuries and Core Concepts has saved me and put me "back to new" each times! The therapists are excellent - knowledgeable and professional, and the receptionists (Carol, Adiqah and Rin) are always friendly and helpful. They even give me oreo cookies for my children! 🙂
i have tried different physiotherapy sessions with almost 10 physiotherapists in india and in Singapore, my back pain was treated well by CHERYLL, with God's grace , i was pain free only after Cheryll attended to me. Thank you Cheryll and core concepts for the great experience.
I have slipped disc at my lumbar spine between L4 and L5 and experienced great pain from my lower back all the way down to my right foot. The Orthopedic Specialist advised me to go for surgery but I am skeptical as there were risks involved. So I seeked help from Core Concepts and thanks to Cindy who is not just professional as a physiotherapist, she is also very thoughtful in many ways when I received treatments from her. Cindy has selflessly taught me many types of exercises (some for home and some for office) to help me to strengthen my back muscles as well as to cope with the pain. Now my back pain has significantly reduced and really thanks to Cindy for her excellent service.
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23:11 31 May 17
Very professional and friendly staff! Lenia was really experienced and she detected the problem and managed to relieve my upper back pain by the second week. She also taught me exercises to be done at home which helped speed up the healing and recommended Ivy for deep tissue massage to alleviate my muscle tightness in my back. Despite my low threshold for pain, Ivy did a wonderful massage which enabled more back movements without any more pain just by one session. Great job Lenia and Ivy! Thanks for everything! I am on to Pilates at Core Concepts next! 😊
03:33 27 May 17
I have been visiting Core Concepts since 2012, at first for my neck and shoulders problem and then my lower back pain. Chye Tuan has been my physiotherapist (aka savior) and I found him very professional, friendly, and feel that he genuinely cares for the well being of his clients. When I was better after 7 sessions of physio for my neck and shoulders pain, Chye Tuan wished me well and told me that he hoped he would not have to see me again. Unfortunately, about a year later I had to go back again and this time for lower back pain. The set of exercise regimes Chye Tuan taught me have been helpful for self-managing and I sincerely thank him for his help!
08:10 11 Jan 14
I came back suffering from a really tight Achilles' Heel after a really long backpacking trip and by sheer luck the first person I saw was Chye Tuan. That was in 2010 and since then I have suffered pulled necks, a tight ITB, tight hip muscles and an ACL reconstruction. Through out all this Core Concepts has been there helping me with the pain and sometime putting me through more pain just so I can get better. Chye Tuan and Cindy are excellent as are the rest of the team I'm sure. You are in very capable hands.
10:52 30 Oct 13
I have been visiting Core Concepts for several years now with various issues including back and shoulder ache and pain. I suppose that's part of the ageing process. Although I sometimes require a few visits to cure it, I have found the therapists professional and knowledgeable. Keep up the good work..
09:03 12 Sep 13
I was having an issue with my lower back and was fortunate to obtain a slot with one of Core Concept's senior physiotherapist.I was asked about the problem, plus any other medical conditions before the therapist go to work on my back. She also asked me to snap a picture of my office workspace, and once I sent it via email to her, her reply came soon thereafter with a series of recommendations on how I could improve the ergonomics of my workstation.It took me only 1 additional visit to work through the back pain and thereafter was given a series of back stretching to do at home.I have also recommended my friends to visit Core Concepts when they have muscle issues to sort out.
04:09 07 Sep 13
Core Concepts – Back Pain Relief Specialists
Back pain is more complicated than you think – very often, the answer to what’s causing your pain is far deeper than what you expect. The spine is an intricate system that holds 33 bones, joints, ligaments and muscles.
Your spine is also responsible for holding your body upright, supporting daily body movements like walking and moving around. It is important to note that your spine is not an isolated part of the body – it can be affected by other parts of the body as well.
The human anatomy is an interlinked system of bones, muscles, joints, ligaments that help you to perform your daily functions. Thus when one part of the body starts hurting, there is a possibility that the pain could be attributed to another part of the body.
One simple movement such as taking a step involves not only the leg but the entire body. For instance, if your knee is injured, it could result in back pain. This occurs because you are unable to take steps normally. This could result in additional pressure on the back, causing back strain or pain. Or vice-versa.
Pain, like a fever, is a symptom and could be an indication of a multitude of problems. Medication can get rid of the fever, but without going to the doctor to get a proper diagnosis, you will be unable to find out the root cause of the fever. Without treating the root cause, the fever will likely return. And the body has an amazing to heal and recover from a whole host of problems.
Likewise, pain is a symptom and you can temporarily relieve the pain through pain medication and hot compresses. Without consulting a physiotherapist, you will not be able to find out the root cause of your pain. If your body cannot adequately heal, it often leads to chronic issues and long-term problems later on. Other times it doesn’t heal right like a broken bone not set properly. Your physiotherapist can help you do that.
At Core Concepts, we understand the importance of diagnosing and treating the root cause to prevent a recurrence. We are firm believers in ‘The Thinking Physiotherapist’ and acknowledge that pain is a symptom and has various layers.
Our first step is determining the root cause of the problem by digging deeper into the symptoms layer by layer. After determining the root cause, we resolve the multiple layers of pain you feel. Instead of just simply temporarily relieving your pain symptoms, we also aim to fix the underlying cause. After, we ensure that your pain doesn’t return by making sure your body is stronger and more functional.
Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Elbow Pain
Nearly everyone has back pain at some point in their life. True or false?
True. This is a very common symptom that affects around 80% of all adults at some point in their life. It tends to develop between the age of 30 to 50 due to the ageing process and sedentary lifestyles.
How important is a good mattress for the back?
Finding a mattress with the right level of support encourages a comfortable and uninterrupted sleep while taking significant stress off pressure points in your back, therefore providing pain relief. Memory foam and latex mattresses are recommended for those seeking support.
What treatments are available for back pain?
Some of the treatments methods that we employ are manual therapy and strengthening exercises. Your treatment plan will be determined by your therapist after assessing your condition. For more severe cases, surgery may be required. We can refer you to a specialist if required.
What can I do to prevent back pain?
Certainly, Prevention is better than finding a cure for it. One of the best ways to prevent pain is to keep your back muscles strong. Some methods of prevention include:
Back strengthening and stretching exercises at least 2 days a week
Stand periodically and sit up straight
Avoid lifting heavy items with your back. Bend your knees and let your leg muscles do most of the work
When should I see a physiotherapist?
Seeking a physiotherapist as early as possible would allow an efficient recovery period. Above all, you should seek a physiotherapist immediately if you have been experiencing severe pain. Seek help if your pain is limiting your movement or gets worse with movement or certain activities. At Core Concepts, we are dedicated to addressing your issues and getting you back to full activity.