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World Sarcopenia Day: Do You Have Enough Muscles?

Are you aware of the impact that sarcopenia can have on your health as you age? As we grow older, it's common for muscle mass and strength to gradually decline, leading to a condition called sarcopenia. Sarcopenia affects up to 44% of Singaporeans. It was estimated that between 14% to 25% of seemingly healthy older [...]
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Blending chiropractic and psychology: Whole-person chronic pain solution

Many people were surprised when I decided to pursue my third degree in psychology. "Aren't you already a chiropractor?" Many would ask. The truth of the matter is that it is very hard to separate the body from the mind when it comes to chronic pain. In fact, research has estimated that up to 60% [...]
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What does WHO says about chiropractic adjustments for back pain?

There is a lot of misunderstanding with where chiropractors fit into the healthcare landscape in Singapore. Yes, there is a lot of chatter about how it is pseudoscience and not recognised in Singapore. However, that doesn't mean chiropractors provide no value to people living with chronic pain. I don't deny that there are quack chiropractors [...]
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Why your daily stretches aren’t helping your chronic aches and pain

As a chiropractor, I get a lot of questions about stretching. How often should I stretch? How much should I stretch? What stretches are good for back pain, neck aches and soreness, etc? My take on stretching? Don't do it. No, it is not the stretching is harmful for you per se. For most parts, [...]
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Reddit hates chiropractors in Singapore

I think one of the regrets of moving back to Singapore is that lack of recognition for evidence-based chiropractors. Hear me out. In Singapore, we have a camp of Singaporeans who are pro-science. This group of people claim to subscribe to evidence-based practice but yet broadstroke considers all chiropractors bad (at least on Reddit), without [...]
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Best insurance for chiropractic cover in Singapore

Many Singaporeans are starting to see the value of chiropractic treatment for their aches and pain. At Square One Active Recovery, we work with clients with conditions such as back pain, neck pain, and even knee pain. While insurance can greatly help to offset some of the chiropractic treatments, did you know that chiropractic treatment [...]
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REKOOP: What can $395 per month buy for your wellness?

You must be fairly affluent to be familiar with a the concept of a social wellness club. REKOOP, Singapore's very first social wellness club, will be opening its doors in June. It is kinda like a private members club, but for wellness. They are currently taking applications for their founding membership at $395/month. What is [...]
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What is spinal stenosis caused by the ligamentum flavum?

One of my clients just went for a MRI and was diagnosed with spinal stenosis due a hypertrophy or thickening of ligamentum flavum. As a chiropractor, we do work with cases like this as it over leads to back pain as well as numbness and tingling in the limbs. Today, we discuss what is spinal [...]
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Why is Elon Musk recommending disc replacement for neck and back pain?

As a chiropractor, I work with people with neck and back pain on an almost daily basis. One of the top considerations when it comes to spinal pain treatments, is if the treatment works as well as the risks involved. Conservative treatments can range from chiropractic adjustment, acupuncture or TCM, to rehabilitative exercises. Surgery is [...]
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Understanding Knee Arthritis: Damage vs Pain

It's National Arthritis Week over in Ireland and I absolutely love their theme for this year: Every Movement Matters. It's really on point because people with arthritis tend to be afraid of moving or exercising. For everyone else, it's a good reminder that we should continue to stay active despite the COVID-19 lockdown around the [...]
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The Ultimate Guide To Seeing A Chiropractor (Singapore Edition, 2024)

Most people think seeing a chiropractor in Singapore is a bad idea because you have to keep coming back. What if I told you that that is a lie? Are you tired of living with chronic pain? Our chiropractor Jesse Cai offers a long-term solution that empowers you to take charge of your own recovery. [...]
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The truth behind a chiropractic adjustment (2024 edition)

With the rise of chiropractic in Singapore, it make sense for us to explore what exactly in chiropractic. Before you start spending thousands of dollars on chiropractic treatment, you have questions and concerns. We hear you. Today, we will try unpack what chiropractic is and if you should be getting your spine cracked. What is [...]