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The truth behind a chiropractic adjustment (2020 edition)

Chiropractic adjustment is one of the greatest mystery in chiropractic care. With some chiropractors claiming that regular adjustments can improve your spine alignment and therefore general health, I decided to present you with the hard science about the benefits of spinal adjustments so you make your own conclusion. In this blog post, I will discuss: [...]
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Understanding Placebo: Does knee surgery work?

When patients feel better after a treatment, they naturally think it's because the treatment they received is working. They are en route to recovery. This is simply not true. We could argue all day about this but I am not going to. The research on this is clear -- feeling better (i.e. less pain, improve [...]
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The Ultimate “Slipped Disc” Guide (2020 edition)

When it comes to "slipped disc", there's way too much broscience and marketing fluff going around. You would have heard people saying that slipped disc occurs when you don't lift a heavy object with "good" form. You may have seen a doctor or orthopaedic surgeon who might have told you that you wouldn't squat again. [...]
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Ultimate Guide to Knee Osteoarthritis and Hip Osteoarthritis (2020 Edition)

There are only 22 clinical guidelines in Singapore that are available to the public. It is unsure if there are other guidelines available to medical doctors only. If so, Singapore has a long way to go in moving away from authoritative, doctor-centred care to embracing patient-centred care. We have an ageing population here in Singapore [...]
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Do you need a spine x-ray before starting chiropractic treatment?

In Singapore, most chiropractors require you to have an x-ray before you can start treatment. It's such a common occurrence that you can probably pick up multiple instances of such complaints on Google if you do a little quick search: Source: Reddit   Source: Singapore Expats Forum It is so prevalent that when UFIT Clinic [...]
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Understanding self-efficacy: how to believe you can

There's so much research being published this year to talk about the softer aspects of treatment when it comes to effective pain management. From the words you choose to say to yourself to what you choose to believe, studies are repeatedly showing that non-physical aspects of treatments can make a difference to your pain experience. [...]
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Understanding your beliefs about your body and pain

I promise you some one who thinks of their body as robust and resilient is going to behave entirely differently from some one who thinks of their body as weak and fragile. Similarly, some one who thinks that they cannot overcome their current challenge, is less likely to succeed compared to some one who believe [...]
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Understanding Sciatica and Disc Herniation: Do I need MRI, steroids, or surgery?

Sciatica or sciatic pain can be debilitating. If you are suffering from it, you would know exactly what I mean. Today we will discussed sciatica and what you can do about it to help yourself. What is sciatica? For most parts, medical journals and textbooks agree that sciatica is nerve pain in the legs or [...]
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Understanding Exercise: The Ultimate Cure To All Ailments

When it comes to pain management, more and more chronic pain patients are starting to see the value of exercise in their long-term pain solution. Exercise is amazing because it kills so many birds with one stone. Exercise can: • Improve your sense of well-being therefore decrease your susceptibility to pain • Increase your confident [...]
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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 [...]
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Understanding Compassion: How to harness into your full potential

To a large extend, chronic pain patients seek help not because they have pain but because they are suffering. And we have a lot of people living in pain in Singapore. According to the GSK 2017, four in ten people in Singapore experience body pain every week. So, today we are going to talk about how [...]
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Understanding your relationship with a chiropractor: task vs social

I really do encourage all of you to watch this video. It's rare for a client to be willing to openly share their frustration of working with me. This may be an extreme case of choosing task over social relationship. The thing about working with me is that there's a good chance you'll leave my [...]