I started this blog to offer evidence-based chiropractic content so people could make informed-decisions about their pain treatment.

It has since grown to include other topics, in over 200 posts, to provide a true biopsychosocial, whole-person approach to helping you find freedom from pain.

I’ll like to thank the support of my readers — all 10,000 of you — who have helped this site grow to become the most read chiropractic/physiotherapy blog in Singapore.

To facilitate your reading experience, I am compiling an essential reading list. If you prefer, you can scroll down to access the blog in reverse chronological order (newest entries first).

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Muscle relaxants don’t work. What will it take to change pain management?

If you Google "muscle relaxant", one of the articles that pop up is about lower back pain treatment. According National Heart Centre, muscle relaxants can help with reducing muscle spasm and stiffness. Do they help though? Do muscle relaxers help back pain? Muscle relaxants were identified as an emerging trend and forecasted to be a [...]

Medications for Low Back Pain: Paracetamol, NSAIDs, Muscle Relaxants and Opioids

If you're experiencing low back pain, you're not alone. This common condition can cause discomfort, limit your mobility, and impact your overall quality of life. Medication can be a convenient pain relief treatment for low back pain symptoms. However, it's important to consider all available options.   Chiropractors are known for their spinal adjustments. However, [...]

Yes, somebody died after seeing a chiropractor. What does this mean for you?

Back in 2016, former Playboy model Katie May died after seeing a chiropractor for neck pain. She shared about having "pinched a nerve" in her neck during a photoshoot, and sought a chiropractor for a chiropractic adjustment. She passed away a few days later from a stroke, which the Los Angeles County Coroner reported as [...]

Singapore General Hospital ranked 9th in the world

In the realm of healthcare, the pursuit of excellence is an ongoing endeavor that drives medical institutions to constantly evolve and elevate their standards of care. One significant recognition that shines a spotlight on these efforts is the Newsweek World's Best Hospitals ranking. This annual compilation of leading medical centers worldwide serves as a compass [...]
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Understanding Science: Six Things An Orthopaedic Surgeon of 20 Years Experience Got Wrong

I was researching back pain treatment options in Singapore and I came across two articles written by an orthopedic surgeon. The articles were positioned to be evidence-based and authoritative. However, I realised the content was not congruent with the latest research. This is a long, heavy read. As usual, I included many, many (in-text) references [...]
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Understanding Pain: What Is Pain Neuroscience Education?

Most chronic pain sufferers I work with want to get straight into the "treatment" aspect of recovery. That is to get the exercises going, to get them strong and fit again so they can return to their daily lives without pain. That is a great attitude towards chronic pain management. The can-do, let's-go, take-action mentality [...]

Justyn Vicky dies after breaking neck during squat accident

A 33-year-old Indonesian personal trainer died after a barbell broke his neck. Justyn Vicky was doing squats in The Paradise Bali gym yesterday when the accident happened. From a video circulating on social media, he can be seen struggling to ascend from a squat. With the barbell on his shoulder, both him and his spotter [...]
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Slipped Disc Treatment in Singapore

"Slipped disc" can be very scary. Its name suggests you have permanent damage in your spine. Maybe you even think you have to live in pain for the rest of your life.  Maybe you have been told you will never run or squat again. What if I told you none of this is true? What [...]

The dangers of a Y-strap neck adjustment

The Y-strap neck adjustment is a technique commonly used by chiropractors and even TCM practitioners to help with neck pain. It is used to help with cervical traction or depression. Along with its perceived benefits, this procedure also comes with significant risks and potential dangers. In today's blog post, we will discuss what you should [...]
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The truth behind a chiropractic adjustment (2023 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 [...]

The Ultimate Guide To Seeing A Chiropractor (Singapore Edition, 2023)

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. [...]

What food should you avoid to reduce inflammation in your body

The path to reducing inflammation and cultivating a healthier body involves not only embracing beneficial foods but also exercising discretion in our dietary choices. In our ongoing journey towards health and well-being, it is essential to recognise and reduce consuming pro-inflammatory foods. These culprits, which we should approach with caution, encompass a range of processed [...]