Our Centers Offer the Best Chiropractic Treatment in Malaysia.
Chiropractic treatments vary from center to center. There are a variety of chiropractic treatment methods for the musculoskeletal system, each having sets of advantages and disadvantages. In this section of our website, we will try to familiarize you with different types of treatments provided by our doctors of chiropractic in hopes of providing you the information you need to make an informed decision. But, before we start on the topic of treatments and chiropractic, we will cover most relevant information on the profession of chiropractic as well as differences among chiropractors.
What is Chiropractic?
Chiropractors are focused on holistic musculoskeletal system treatments with particular attention to the nervous system. In short, chiropractic treatment improves the nervous system, muscles, ligaments, spinal discs, cartilage, bones, and joints. It offers the most comprehensive methods of the spine, joints, scoliosis, and sports injury treatments. The hallmark of care by a chiropractor is the adjustment. Contrary to the common belief, an “Adjustment” is not just for the spine and joints; any joint in the body, as well as the muscles and ligaments (soft tissue). Even your range of motion can benefit from an adjustment. Since its inception, the profession has continually gained favour with medical doctors and patients wanting alternatives to medication and surgery.
Research on the effectiveness of Care Provided by a D.C.
A D.C. or Doctor of Chiropractic is your best hope for holistic non-surgical recovering from a spine and joint disorders or injuries. Published research in Europe, Asia, and the United States confirm the effectiveness of chiropractic treatment. The most reputable medical journals have published reports from medical doctors that report treatments from chiropractors to be more effective than medication, surgery, and physiotherapy combined. Reasons for clinical successes are the holistic nature of care given to a patient.
A chiropractor’s focus on the health and wellbeing of the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system is the driving force to successful clinical outcomes for acute and chronic low back pain, neck pain, and joint pain.
In short, our treatments options will improve joint mobility, soft tissues, spinal mobility, the nervous system, and the musculoskeletal systems combined. Our goals are to reduce pain and improve function by treating the cause.
Are there Differences Between Practitioners?
Healthcare, in general, is a combination of art and science. Scientific knowledge and the application of such knowledge in varying health conditions often differ between practitioners. The differences in understanding and use of such knowledge are a critical point to the disparities in care provided. The hallmark of the care provided is the adjustment. Targeted joint or spine treatments from chiropractors can improve spinal mobility, reduce pain, and improve the functionality of both the nervous systems as-well-as the musculoskeletal system. There are differences between chiropractors; some use breakthrough devices while others only offer manual therapies. These differences are critical to your recovery.
Our doctors of chiropractic provide both manual therapies and treatment options through breakthrough devices such as the RxDecom®. Furthermore, they combine their clinical knowledge and expertise with our physiotherapists. In short, the level of holistic treatment options provided for you is superior to others.
Do the Adjustments Differ Between Practitioners?
An adjustment is based on scientific facts but influenced by the art or practitioner providing the adjustment. The art of an adjustment is the cornerstone of the second most noticeable difference between professionals. As mentioned earlier, the profession is the branch of healthcare targeting proper neuromusculoskeletal health. In other words, a chiropractor concentrates on getting your nervous system, muscles, ligaments, spinal discs, cartilage, bones, and joints to work better as a whole.
How are the Treatments Given?
For the most part, the care you get is dependent on the caregiver’s knowledge, skills, and areas of expertise. Some are through manual means, while others offer the chiropractic treatment through an instrument or a combination of manual and tool methods. In addition to the adjustments, a chiropractor has a thorough understanding and education physiotherapy, physical therapy and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal disorders. So, some offer physiotherapy and targeted rehabilitation in conjunction with the spinal manipulation (adjustment). In our centers, the chiropractic treatments are provided in conjunction with clinical physiotherapy and advanced therapeutic devices and technologies. In short, we offer integrative care enacted with technology.
Why should you opt for Integrative Spine and Joint Treatment from our Centers?
Chiropractic Specialty Center® is the best spine and joint treatment center in Malaysia. Our technology, skills, experience, and successes have made our center the premier non-surgical spine and joint center. In our center, spine and joint conditions are treated collaboratively. In other words, you no longer have to choose between a Chiro and a Physio. Now you can get your spine and joint injuries or disorders treated at the same time by chiros and physios. Don’t settle for one or the other, when you can have both and more.
Our Physiotherapists had improved the clinical outcomes to a point where we had succeeded when other centers failed. Also, our spine specific devices and advanced methods of spine care, has played a critical role in improving the patient.
The combined effort of our Chiros and Physios are enriched with advanced technology
It is not just the collaborative care that makes us better, but how we treat you. Our clinical teams and technology make it possible for us to provide you with the best chiropractic treatment center in Malaysia.
Typically, a chiropractor has a variety of techniques for adjustments (manipulation of the spine and joint). However, before an adjustment, a clinical practitioner will thoroughly evaluate your condition. In our center, the chiropractic treatment is provided after you have been carefully evaluated. The type of adjustment you receive may involve manual methods (Gonstead technique, Thompson or Diversified technique).
In most cases, we use an instrument called an “Activator” to adjust and treat patients. If you are our patient, rest assured; the care you get from us is highly targeted and based on accurate diagnosis of a complete recovery. In our centers, we use the best of activator methods in treatments of the spine, joints, scoliosis and sports injuries.
The “hands-on” Treatment (manual methods) has been around since the inception of chiropractic in 1895.
It is also the most common method utilized. However, in the recent years, the profession has seen a rise in instrumentally assisted adjustments. One reason for this growth is possibly due to the increase in some complicated spine and joint conditions presented to Chiropractors, and another is a better understanding of the mechanisms of malfunction and injury. For the neck pain patient, the “hands-on” method provided with the patient in either a seated or lying position. A gentle thrust is administered to the site of malfunction to mobilize, realign and reposition the segment. This is not a painful or uncomfortable procedure. However, at times some may be slightly startled by the “popping” noise, which they may hear.
The Gonstead Technique and other Rotatory or Twisting Methods
The “popping” is due to the release of the gasses that is a typical by-product of joint metabolism. For the back pain patient, the “hands-on” method of spinal adjustment through the Gonstead technique occurs when the patient is lying face down, on their side or in a seated position. Joint adjustments are always dependent on the joint and area in need. Regardless of which area we treat, the treatment you get from us not be painful or uncomfortable. Hence our motto: No Pain More Gain.
One of the more common methods of manual or hands-on methods of treatment is the Gonstead method. The Gonstead technique is an excellent system for general mobilization of the spine. However, we do not utilize this method for herniated discs, bulging discs, prolapsed or ruptured discs (slipped discs), as it can damage the spinal disc more. The Activator method provides better targeting and least stressful of all technique; therefore, making it the best treatment option for those with a slipped disc.
Benefits of the Gonstead technique and other General Methods of Spinal Mobilization or Adjustments
The Gonstead technique, Thompson methods, and Diversified techniques are great general or global means of spinal adjustments. In our centers, we use the global adjustments when ONLY mobility is needed. As a precaution, we never use the global methods (Gonstead techniques or Diversified techniques) for those that have a complicated condition. The Gonstead technique and Diversified techniques are rotatory global or general spinal manipulation methods. It is administered to the patient in a side-lying position. A gentle thrust is then applied, once the practitioner has rotated the spine.
To rotational component of the Gonstead technique can irritate and even damage a herniated or ruptured spinal disc as the disc can break loose and fragment. A fully fragmented disc can cause immediate loss of bowel and balder control, as well as paralysis! In short, the risks of complications are relatively higher with manual adjustments administered with patients lying on one-side. Our clinical teams will not use methods that could aggravate a spinal disc or joint issue. At our centers, bulging, herniated, ruptured and extruded spinal discs are treated through the non-rotatory chiropractic and physiotherapy methods. The best of the non-rotatory methods is the Activator methods of chiropractic adjustments.
ACTIVATOR Method of Treatment
Activator method of treatment is the best and most researched method of adjustment. Unlike the rotational manual methods, there are no “popping” sounds. Also, the “Activator” adjustment through an Activator instrument is comfortable and non-painful. The clinical benefits of an activator treatment are far superior to the manual or other methods. Activator produces faster recovery especially if the patient suffers from spinal disc disorder, arthritis or joint instabilities. We have also found the Activator instrument better for sports-related injuries, slipped disc, scoliosis, TMD (jaw pain), rotator cuff syndrome, knee, hip, shoulder and foot injuries.
Our past experiences and the research published on the Activator instrument are the reasons why we prefer the Activator to many of the other manual methods of spinal adjustments. Thus, so, when you visit one of our centers, you can rest assured that the adjustments you get are highly specific and non-painful. As great as the Activator method of adjustment is there may be times when a patient requires more manual means of care. In those instances, we may choose to enhance your recovery through a “Drop Table Adjustment,” “SOT Block” or the good old-fashioned manual method. Our ultimate aim is to get you better faster.
Maximizing the Benefits of an Adjustment
A chiropractor is your best alternative to medication or surgery. The level of care you get from a research-based chiropractor is better than physiotherapy and medication. However, there are differences between practitioners, and these differences do impact the rate of your recovery. For starters, getting treatments without an accurate clinical diagnosis is wasteful at best. The first and foremost critical aspect of an adjustment is the identification of all root-causes. In other words, if you chiropractor has not identified all causes, your recovery will be limited, and you may suffer in pain. In such circumstances, patients notice a mild-to-moderate amount of improvements, but never a complete recovery.
Our Difference in Spine and Joint Care
The biggest difference between us and others is our integrative therapy options and technology. Our methods of manual therapies for acute and chronic spine and joint conditions get results even when others fail. Our centers offer the best treatments for acute or chronic low back pain, neck pain, joint pain, scoliosis and slipped disc. However, it is not just our targeted methods that differ, our skills, knowledge, and abilities to accurately diagnose health conditions are second to none.
What is the Link between an Accurate Diagnosis and Thorough Recovery?
Establishing treatment plan requires diagnosis. If your diagnosis is accurate and encompasses all root-causes, and if your treatment plan is inclusive of targeted treatments based on your condition, recovery is easy. An accurate diagnosis is a critical pillar of the care you get from our centers. Our research-based clinical teams have the experience, knowledge, and technology to accurately diagnosis and formulate the best holistic treatments. Our targeted methods of treatments are evident in our clinical successes. We are the only non-surgical center with a proven method of slipped disc treatment that reverses a slip-disc.
We have highlighted this point because treating a slipped disc is difficult and requires a highly advanced understanding of the spine. Treating a severe slipped disc is even more challenging. Repair and reversal of a slipped disc cannot happen unless you have an accurate diagnosis and an outstanding clinical team and technology to target, repair and cure the slipped disc. We have done that; our proven slipped disc treatment is the best testament to our skills, knowledge, and technology. We encourage you to visit our center before opting for spine surgery. Spine surgery fails too often let our teams provide you with the alternative care that has lasting improvements. Visit our clinical chiropractor for the best chiropractic treatment in Malaysia.