Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) on Chiropractic & Physiotherapy
Chiropractic Specialty Center® (CSC) is a physiotherapy, chiropractic, and rehabilitation center focusing on spine, joints, and sports injuries for over 16 years. We provide holistic, non-invasive treatments that combine physiotherapy and chiropractic into a singular treatment system for faster and lasting improvements. In this post, we have answered some of the most common questions we have received from patients over the years. Should you have a question we have responded to, please WhatsApp our main center in Bukit Damansara.
What are your specialties? How does your practice differ from your peers?
We are a chiropractic and physiotherapy treatment center for spine, joints, and sports injuries. Our centers treat:
- Neck pain (cervicalgia, cervical spondylosis, slipped discs in the neck, picked nerve in the neck, whiplash neck injuries)
- Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS)
- Shoulder pain & injuries (frozen shoulder, rotator cuff syndrome, shoulder tendonitis, shoulder bursitis, torn muscles or ligaments of the shoulders)
- Elbow pain & injuries (including tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis), golfer elbow (medial epicondylitis), elbow tendonitis, bursitis of the elbow, arthritis of the elbow, and elbow sprains & strains)
- Wrist pain & injuries, including carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS), spins, and stains
- Thumb & finger pain & injuries including trigger finger, sprains & strains
- Pain, numbness, tingling, or weakness in the shoulders, arms, wrists, hands, or fingers
- Back pain (we treat all types of back pain, including spondylosis, spondylolisthesis, facet syndrome, facet hypertrophy, degenerative arthritis of the back, Osteoarthritis of the spine, scoliosis in the back, slipped discs in the back, pinned nerves in the back, injured back)
- Slipped discs (bulging, protruded, prolapsed, ruptured, herniated, and extruded spinal discs)
- Hip pain & injuries (hip degeneration, hip bursitis, tendonitis of the hip)
- Pain, numbness & tingling in the thighs or legs
- Weakness in the legs or feet
- Joint & bone pain
- Arthritis of the spine & joints
- Knee pain & injuries (ACL tears, PCL tears, meniscus tears, knee bursitis, knee tendonitis, post-surgical knee pain, Knee pain after Total Knee Replacement (TKR) knee degeneration, sprained and sprained knees)
- Leg pain & injuries
- Ankle pain & injuries
- Achilles tendonitis & tears of the Achilles’ tendons
- Heel pain & injuries, including plantar fasciitis
- Foot pain
What sets us apart from competing centers is the experience of our clinical team (our leading doctor of chiropractic has over 26 years of experience), our combined and collaborative system of treatments, methodologies, and advanced treatment technologies, such as the RxDecom® (spinal decompression therapy), high-intensity laser therapy, shockwave therapy, and flexion-distraction therapy.
What type of services and treatment do we provide at our centers in Kuala Lumpur?
- Chiropractic treatment (AKA chiropractic adjustment, chiropractic alignment, body alignment) by experienced chiropractors. Our leading chiropractor has over 26 years of experience.
- Physiotherapy by certified clinical physiotherapists
- Spine & joint rehabilitation
- NSD Therapy®
- Spinal decompression therapy
- Slipped disc treatment
- Scoliosis Treatment
- Treatment for joint pain & sports injuries
The goal of chiropractic care is to restore and maintain the natural alignment and function of the body without drugs or surgery. Chiropractors work with patients to identify the underlying causes of their pain or dysfunction and develop personalized treatment plans to address their unique needs.
Chiropractic care is often used to treat various conditions, including back pain, neck pain, headaches, sports injuries, and carpal tunnel syndrome. It is generally considered safe and non-invasive and is often used with other forms of treatment, including physiotherapy, sports therapy, occupational therapy, and rehabilitation.
Can I be seen right away?
In most instances, we can fit you right in. We always do our best to reserve 1-3 slots for patients needing treatment.
Do I need an appointment to be seen, or can I walk in as a new patient?
We prefer for all patients to make an appointment. We encourage you to make an appointment to keep your wait time to a minimum. However, we always do our best to fit walk-in patients whenever possible. To book an appointment or for more information, please call us at 03 2093 1000 or +6017 269 1873.
What is the fee for consultation & how long is it?
The new patient consultation provided by Chiropractic Specialty Center® is thorough. The length of the consultation varies depending on the complexity of a patient’s health condition. It may take between 30 minutes to one hour. However, the price for a consultation does not change if we find it necessary to assess your condition for a longer period. The consultation fee is RM 100 regardless of how much time we spend identifying the root causes of your health condition. For more information or to book an appointment, please call us at 03 2093 1000 or +6017 269 1873
What should I expect during the consultation?
During a chiropractic consultation, the chiropractor will likely ask you a series of questions to understand your medical history, symptoms, and overall health and wellness. This information will help the chiropractor develop an individualized treatment plan based on your specific needs and goals.
The specific questions asked during a chiropractic consultation may include:
- What are your symptoms, and how long have you been experiencing them?
- Have you had any previous injuries or medical conditions?
- What is your current level of physical activity?
- Do you have any lifestyle factors contributing to your symptoms, such as poor posture or repetitive strain injuries?
- What are your goals for treatment?
- After gathering this information, the chiropractor may perform a physical exam to assess your posture, spinal alignment, range of motion, and other factors related to your symptoms. The physical exam may involve palpation, range of motion testing, neurological testing, and other diagnostic tests as needed.
Based on the results of the consultation and physical exam, our chiropractor will develop an individualized treatment plan that may include spinal manipulation, soft tissue therapy, physiotherapy, rehabilitation, nutritional supplements (when required), exercise, and other treatment as needed. They will also guide you on self-care strategies and lifestyle modifications to help you manage your symptoms and improve your overall health and wellness.
Can I skip the consultation because I already consulted another doctor who diagnosed my condition?
Before we treat you, we must complete a thorough assessment of your condition. Consultation is mandatory even if you have had a consultation from neurosurgeons, orthopedic surgeons, or other chiropractors who may have identified the cause of your symptoms. In short, for us to treat you, we must thoroughly assess your conditions first.
Can I get treatment without consultation?
Treatment follows the consultation, and we cannot treat a patient we have not thoroughly assessed. This is not just our rule but, more importantly, mandated by the Malaysian Ministry of Health.
Do I need an x-ray or MRI before I get seen?
Whether you need an x-ray or MRI to see our chiropractor will depend on the specific nature of your condition and our chiropractor’s evaluation of your symptoms. Therefore, you should not get x-rays or MRIs done until you see us because you may not need them to begin with.
CSC’s chiropractors are trained to diagnose and treat musculoskeletal conditions, particularly those related to the spine and joints. The first step is to consult with one of our chiropractors. Our chiropractic doctor will thoroughly examine your condition and symptoms through a physical examination to determine the underlying cause of your pain or discomfort.
In some cases, an x-ray or other imaging study may be necessary to evaluate the severity of your condition and identify any underlying structural abnormalities, such as a fracture or herniated disc. An MRI may also be ordered to evaluate your condition further and rule out any other underlying conditions contributing to your symptoms.
However, not all patients with musculoskeletal conditions will require imaging studies, and a chiropractor may be able to diagnose and treat your condition based on your symptoms and physical examination alone.
Are MRIs & Xray compulsory?
X-rays and MRIs help identify damaged areas before treatment. However, in most cases, they may not be needed. Therefore, x-rays and MRIs are not always compulsory for our treatment.
Are treatments painful?
Chiropractic treatment or physiotherapy should never be painful. Pain is a warning sign, and CSC’s motto is that you don’t have to hurt more to get better!
CSCS’s chiropractic adjustments, physiotherapy, or other manual therapies are performed gently, and the chiropractor and our physiotherapist will work with you to ensure you are comfortable throughout the treatment. If you experience discomfort during a treatment, it’s important to communicate with us.
However, in some cases or on rare occasions, few may experience mild soreness or mild discomfort after a treatment, which can be similar to the feeling you may experience after exercising. This soreness usually resolves within a day or two and can be relieved with rest, ice or heat therapy, and gentle stretching.
What Is Chiropractic care?
Chiropractic care focuses on diagnosing, treating, and preventing musculoskeletal conditions, particularly those related to the spine. Chiropractors use various non-invasive techniques to help manage pain, improve mobility, and enhance overall physical function.
Chiropractors are trained to use a hands-on approach to diagnose and treat conditions that affect the musculoskeletal and nervous systems. They often use manual manipulation, also known as spinal adjustment, to improve the alignment and function of the spine. In addition to spinal adjustment, chiropractors may also use other techniques such as soft tissue therapy, exercise, and lifestyle counseling to help manage pain and promote healing.
Is chiropractic the same as Tit-Tar?
While to most, they may appear similar; chiropractic is widely different and apart from tit-tar. Chiropractic is a healthcare profession that focuses on diagnosing and treating musculoskeletal conditions, particularly those related to the spine and joints.
Chiropractors use a variety of manual therapies, such as spinal adjustments, joint mobilization, and soft tissue therapy, to improve spinal alignment, reduce pain, and promote healing. Chiropractic is based on scientific and evidence-based treatment methods that are well established. To be a chiropractor, you must have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in chiropractic from an accredited university. On the other hand, most tit-tar practitioners are Kung fu masters or laypersons who have to learn the trade from a family member or attend a seminar.
Tit Tar, on the other hand, is a traditional Chinese therapy that uses hand techniques to manipulate and mobilize soft tissue and joints. Tit Tar practitioners focus on balancing the body’s energy systems and improving circulation to promote healing and reduce pain.
While both chiropractic and Tit Tar involve manual techniques to improve spinal and joint function, they have different philosophies and approaches to treatment. The chiropractic educational requirements are rigorous, especially regarding using and understanding medical and therapy devices for treating muscles, ligaments, bones, joints, and nerves.
Additionally, chiropractors often use specialized chiropractic treatment devices, modalities, or machines. In addition, chiropractors often utilize various medical devices used in the non-invasive treatments of the spine and joints. Moreover, chiropractic is a more established healthcare profession with a specific training and licensure process, while Tit Tar is a traditional therapy that may not be regulated similarly.
How does chiropractic care work?
Chiropractic care focuses on the relationship between the spine, joints, muscles, ligaments, and the nervous system and how this relationship affects the overall health and function of the body. Chiropractors believe that misalignments or restrictions in the spine or joints can interfere with normal daily functions, leading to pain, stiffness, weakness, and other health problems.
Chiropractic care is based on the principle that the body has the ability to heal itself and that by restoring the natural alignment of muscles, tendons, bones, and joints helps the body recover from aches and pains faster. Chiropractic c is safe, non-invasive, drug-free, and effective in holistically eliminating spine, joints, and sports injury pains and aches.
Are there differences between chiropractors & chiropractic centers?
Yes, there can be differences between individual chiropractors and chiropractic centers.
Chiropractors have licensed healthcare professionals who specialize in diagnosing and treating musculoskeletal conditions, particularly those related to the spine. They use a variety of techniques to help alleviate pain and discomfort, improve spinal alignment, and promote overall health and wellness.
Chiropractic centers, on the other hand, are facilities that offer a range of chiropractic services, as well as other healthcare services that may be complementary to chiropractic care. For example, a chiropractic center may offer physical therapy, massage therapy, nutritional counseling, or other services that can help support the overall health and wellness of their patients.
The specific services offered by a chiropractor or chiropractic center may vary depending on the individual practitioner, the location, and the needs of their patients. It’s important to do your research and choose a qualified healthcare professional or facility that can provide the services and care that are best suited to your individual needs and goals.
Chiropractic Specialty Center® offers physical therapy (physiotherapy), sports therapy, rehabilitation, manual therapy, body alignments, sports injury treatment, scoliosis treatment, visceral manipulations for GERD, treatment programs for tinnitus, scoliosis, sports injuries, joint pain, scoliosis, sciatica, slipped disc, neck, and back pain.
Can chiropractic care help with my specific condition?
Chiropractors specialize in diagnosing and treating musculoskeletal conditions, particularly those related to the spine and joints. They use various techniques, including spinal adjustments, joint mobilization, and soft tissue therapy, to alleviate pain and improve joint function.
Regarding sports injuries, our chiropractors can be a valuable part of the treatment team. They can help athletes recover from injuries and prevent future injuries by addressing the underlying causes of the problem. Some common spine, joints, and sports injuries that our chiropractors can help with include:
- Sprains and strains: Chiropractors can use techniques like joint mobilization and soft tissue therapy to reduce pain, swelling, and inflammation caused by sprains and strains.
- Back pain: Chiropractors are experts in treating back pain, a common complaint among athletes. They can use spinal adjustments and other techniques to relieve pain and improve spinal mobility.
- Neck pain: Athletes who participate in sports that require repetitive motions, such as swimming or tennis, may experience neck pain. Chiropractors can use a variety of techniques to reduce pain and improve the range of motion in the neck.
- Shoulder pain: Chiropractors can help athletes who experience shoulder pain by using techniques such as joint mobilization, soft tissue therapy, and corrective exercises.
- Knee pain: CSC’s chiropractors are incredibly good at repairing knee pain and knee injuries without injections or surgery.
- Slipped discs: Non-surgical treatments for bulging, prolapsed, protruded, herniated, ruptured, and extruded discs.
- Headaches and migraines
- Sports injuries
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
Chiropractors can also advise on injury prevention and rehabilitation exercises to help athletes recover from injuries and return to their sport as quickly and safely as possible. If you are an athlete who is experiencing pain or a sports-related injury, consider consulting with a CSC chiropractor to see we can help you.
What are the benefits of chiropractic care?
Chiropractic care can offer a range of potential benefits for patients, including:
Pain relief: Chiropractic treatment is often used to alleviate pain, particularly in the back, neck, and joints. Spinal adjustments and other chiropractic techniques can help reduce pain and inflammation, improve range of motion, and promote healing.
Improved mobility: Chiropractic treatment can help improve joint mobility and flexibility, which can be particularly beneficial for people with conditions such as arthritis or other degenerative joint disorders.
Reduced reliance on medication: Chiropractic treatment can be a non-invasive, drug-free alternative to traditional medical treatments, such as prescription pain medication.
Faster healing: Chiropractic care can help promote healing and reduce recovery time following an injury.
Reduced inflammation: Chiropractic care can help reduce inflammation, which can contribute to pain and other health problems.
Improved posture: Poor posture can contribute to a variety of health problems, including back and neck pain. By correcting alignment issues in the spine, chiropractic care can help improve posture and reduce the risk of future injuries.
Better sleep: Chiropractic care can help reduce pain and promote relaxation, improving sleep quality.
Enhanced athletic performance: Chiropractic care can help improve flexibility, mobility, and range of motion, which can help athletes perform better. Chiropractic treatment can help athletes recover from injuries faster. Moreover, it can lead to improved athletic performance and reduced risk of future injuries.
Improved overall health: By promoting healing, reducing pain, and improving function, chiropractic care can help enhance overall health and well-being.
Reduced reliance on medication: Chiropractic treatment can be a non-invasive, drug-free alternative to traditional medical treatments, such as prescription pain medication.
It’s important to note that the effectiveness of chiropractic care may vary depending on the individual patient and their specific health concerns. It’s always a good idea to talk to our Doctor of Chiropractic to determine whether chiropractic care is appropriate for your specific needs.
What treatments do chiropractors use to treat patients?
Chiropractors use a variety of treatments to treat patients, including:
- Spinal manipulation: This technique involves applying a controlled, sudden force to a joint to improve its alignment and function. Spinal manipulation, also known as an adjustment, is a common technique used to treat back pain, neck pain, and other musculoskeletal conditions.
- Mobilization: This technique involves applying gentle pressure to a joint to improve its mobility and range of motion. Mobilization is often used in conjunction with other methods to help manage pain and improve function.
- Soft tissue therapy: This technique involves the application of pressure to the soft tissues, including muscles, tendons, and ligaments, to help manage pain, improve flexibility, and reduce inflammation.
- Exercise therapy: This technique involves prescribing specific exercises to help patients manage pain, improve mobility, and enhance overall physical function.
- Lifestyle counseling: This technique involves providing patients with guidance and advice on maintaining a healthy lifestyle, including recommendations for diet, exercise, and stress management.
- Electrical stimulation: This technique involves the use of electrical currents to help manage pain and promote healing.
- Ultrasound therapy: This technique involves using sound waves to help manage pain and promote healing.
- High-intensity laser therapy (HILT): High-intensity laser therapy is a non-invasive medical treatment that uses concentrated light energy to promote healing and reduce pain.
- Spinercise®: Spinercise® is a rehabilitative device specific for the spine and joints. CSC uses this therapeutic modality to strengthen spinal muscles, core muscles, and muscles of the arms, legs, and buttocks through safe movements that prevent damage to joints, spinal discs, or nerves.
- NSD Therapy®: NSD Therapy® is only available at CSC. NSD Therapy® is not a single
- Shockwave therapy (Extracorporeal shockwave therapy or ESWT): Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT) is a non-invasive medical treatment that uses high-energy shockwaves to promote healing and reduce pain. This type of therapy is often used our chiropractors and physiotherapists for patients with spine, joint, and musculoskeletal conditions, such as back pain, sciatica, neck pain, plantar fasciitis, and tennis elbow.
How much is the chiropractic treatment price?
The cost for the chiropractic adjustment (chiropractic treatment) is RM 100. In some instances, we may recommend flexion-distraction therapy (Cox therapy). Cox therapy (flexion-distraction therapy) is a chiropractic treatment given through a chiropractic treatment machine, which is gentle and pain-free. The cost of Cox therapy during your chiropractic adjustment (treatment) is RM 30.
Why do you offer physiotherapy combined with chiropractic?
At CSC, chiropractors and physiotherapists work together to provide a comprehensive approach to patient care. While they are separate professions with their own distinct training and areas of expertise, their approaches can complement each other and lead to better outcomes for patients.
Combining chiropractic care with physiotherapy (physical therapy) can offer several benefits for patients, including:
- Comprehensive care: By combining these two approaches, our patients receive a more comprehensive and individualized approach. Chiropractic care focuses on the spine, joints, and nervous system, while physiotherapy addresses the surrounding muscles and soft tissues. By addressing both aspects of the musculoskeletal system, patients at CSC can achieve better outcomes and improved overall health and wellness.
- Improved pain relief: Chiropractic care and physiotherapy strongly focus on pain relief. By combining these approaches, we provide our patients with the best holistic approach through targeted and effective methods of physiotherapy and chiropractic combined.
- Faster recovery: By addressing the underlying causes of the patient’s condition, chiropractic care, and physiotherapy can help speed the recovery process. This can help patients return to their normal activities and improve their overall quality of life.
- Improved range of motion: Physiotherapy and chiropractic care both focus on improving range of motion, nerve function, and flexibility. By combining these approaches, patients can achieve greater improvements in their mobility, which can lead to improved physical function and reduced risk of future injuries.
- Individualized treatment: CSC’s chiropractors and physiotherapists (physical therapists) work together to develop an individualized treatment plan tailored to our patient’s needs and goals. This can help ensure the patient receives the most effective care possible, leading to better outcomes and improved quality of life.
Combining chiropractic care with physiotherapy can offer a more comprehensive and effective approach to patient care, leading to improved outcomes and better overall health and wellness.
Ultimately, the goal of both chiropractic care and physiotherapy is to help patients achieve optimal health and wellness. By working together, our chiropractors and physiotherapists can help you achieve the best possible outcomes and improve your quality of life.
What physiotherapy services & treatments do you provide?
At CSC’ our physiotherapists use a variety of treatment procedures to help patients recover and improve. Some examples of treatment procedures provided by Chiropractic Specialty Center® (CSC) include:
- High-intensity laser therapy (HILT): High-intensity laser therapy is a non-invasive medical treatment that uses concentrated light energy to promote healing and reduce pain.
- Spinercise®:Spinercise® is a rehabilitative device specific for the spine and joints. CSC uses this therapeutic modality to strengthen spinal muscles, core muscles, and muscles of the arms, legs, and buttocks through safe movements that prevent damage to joints, spinal discs, or nerves.
- NSD Therapy®:NSD Therapy® is only available at CSC. NSD Therapy® is not a single
- Shockwave therapy (Extracorporeal shockwave therapy or ESWT): Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT) is a non-invasive medical treatment that uses high-energy
- Cryotherapy through the QMD cryotherapy device: The Cryotherapy machines used by CSC’s clinical physiotherapists can effectively treat injuries, particularly when combined with other treatments such as laser therapy, ultrasound therapy, shockwave therapy, chiropractic adjustments, exercise, or manual therapy.
- Therapeutic exercises: Our Physiotherapists use exercises to improve strength, flexibility, range of motion, balance, and coordination. They can also develop a home exercise program for patients to do on their own.
- Manual therapy: This includes various hands-on techniques that can help relieve pain, reduce inflammation, and improve joint mobility. Some examples of manual therapy techniques include massage, mobilization, trigger point therapy, myofascial release, stretching, and soft tissue manipulation.
- Soft tissue therapy: This technique involves the application of pressure to the soft tissues, including muscles, tendons, and ligaments, to help manage pain, improve flexibility, and reduce inflammation.
- Heat and cold therapy: CSC’s physiotherapists may use heat or cold to reduce pain and inflammation in the affected area.
- Electrical stimulation: Electrical stimulation can be used to help improve muscle function, reduce pain, and speed up the healing process. It can involve applying electrical current to the affected area using electrodes.
- Ultrasound therapy: Ultrasound therapy uses high-frequency sound waves to reduce pain, inflammation, and muscle spasms, and improve blood flow and healing.
- Traction: Traction therapy is a form of therapy that stretches the spine or affected joint to relieve pressure and reduce pain. It can be performed manually or with the use of machines.
- Gait training: This is a form of therapy that involves analyzing and correcting a patient’s walking pattern to improve their mobility and prevent falls or other injuries.
- Education and counseling: Physical therapists can also provide education and counseling to help patients better understand their condition and learn how to manage their symptoms at home.
These are just a few examples of the many treatment procedures that our physiotherapists can provide. The specific treatment plan will depend on the individual patient’s needs, goals, and condition.
Will certified therapists do the physiotherapy for me?
CSC’s clinical team of therapists is certified and registered with a Diploma, bachelor’s, or master’s degree from an accredited university.
What are the prices for physiotherapy?
At CSC, we are transparent with our fees and costs. The fee we charge for physiotherapy is discounted when you combine it with chiropractic treatment. We provide a discounted physiotherapy fee structure for patients that also receive chiropractic to make it affordable.
Is there a difference between physiotherapists & physiotherapy centers?
Physiotherapists are licensed healthcare professionals trained to evaluate, diagnose, and treat musculoskeletal conditions and injuries. The overall skills, education, and techniques physiotherapists use are inconsistent across the profession. As such; there are differences in the services and effectiveness. We have also provided other two factors that influence the effectiveness of physiotherapy:
- Specializations & expertise: Some physiotherapy centers specialize in certain conditions or injuries, such as sports injuries or post-surgical rehabilitation. This can impact the specific treatments and techniques offered at the center and the experience and training of the therapists who work there.
- The facility they work at: Physiotherapy may vary in effectiveness based on their facilities and equipment. Some centers may have more advanced equipment or technology, while others have few. For example, at CSC, our physiotherapists have access to specialized therapy devices, including traction therapy, flexion-distraction therapy, spinal decompression therapy, high-intensity laser therapy, shockwave therapy, ultrasound therapy, NSD Therapy®, electrotherapy, and geothermal therapy by QMD.
Finally, the effectiveness of physical therapy can depend on several factors, including the patient’s condition, the severity of their injury, and their overall health and fitness. The effectiveness of physiotherapy may also be impacted by the quality of the therapy provided, including the experience and training of the therapist, the duration and frequency of the therapy sessions, and the overall adherence to the treatment plan.
Do I have to have physiotherapy when I get chiropractic treatments?
You do not have to have physiotherapy when you get chiropractic treatments at CSC. While our chiropractors may recommend both chiropractic and physiotherapy, the two are separate, and you get to make the final decision after we recommend our plan. You can choose chiropractic alone!
The decision to receive physiotherapy in addition to chiropractic treatment depends on your individual needs and preferences, as well as our recommendation. However, we will respect your decision and only provide chiropractic treatments or physiotherapy if you desire. Ultimately, the decision to receive chiropractic treatment in addition to physiotherapy is a personal one and should be based on your individual needs.
Do I have to get chiropractic treatment when I get physiotherapy?
No, you do not have to get chiropractic treatment when you get physiotherapy at Chiropractic Specialty Center®. Chiropractic and physiotherapy are separate and distinct healthcare professions offering different treatment approaches. While there may be some overlap in the types of conditions they treat, the specific treatments and techniques used by each profession can differ.
At CSC, we often recommend the combined approach, but there are instances when we only recommend physiotherapy. However, the choice is yours, and we will never force you to do what you dislike.
How will I know if physiotherapy or chiropractic is right for me?
Choosing between physiotherapy and chiropractic care can depend on several factors, including your specific condition, personal preferences, and treatment goals. Here are some things to consider when deciding which option is right for you:
- Condition: Some conditions may be better suited for one approach over the other. For example, chiropractic care may be more appropriate for conditions that involve the spine, joints, or nervous system, while physiotherapy may be more effective for conditions that involve soft tissue & rehabilitation.
- Treatment approach: Chiropractic care typically involves chiropractic treatment of the spine or joints or treatment through a chiropractic device such as COX therapy. Physiotherapy treatments may involve or include exercises, stretches, and treatments on physiotherapy devices such as ultrasound or laser therapy.
- Personal preferences: Some people may prefer the hands-on approach of chiropractic care, while others may prefer the exercise-based approach of physiotherapy
- Treatment goals: Consider what you hope to achieve through treatment. If your goal is pain relief, physiotherapy with chiropractic combined during the same session is better than chiropractic or physiotherapy alone.
Ultimately, the choice between physiotherapy and chiropractic care should be based on combining these factors and what feels like the best fit for your needs and goals.
Do we offer body alignment?
Yes, we do; our chiropractor provides body alignment through the chiropractic adjustment. Chiropractors are healthcare professionals trained to diagnose and treat musculoskeletal conditions, particularly those related to the spine and joints. One of the main goals of chiropractic treatment is to improve body alignment and promote optimal function of the musculoskeletal and nervous systems.
During a chiropractic examination, our chiropractor will assess your posture, spinal alignment, and joint function to identify any areas of misalignment or dysfunction. They may use various diagnostic techniques, such as x-rays or other imaging studies, to better understand your condition.
Based on their findings, our chiropractor will develop a treatment plan that may include spinal adjustments, joint mobilization, physiotherapy, soft tissue therapy, and other techniques to improve body alignment and promote healing. They may also advise on exercises and lifestyle modifications to help maintain proper body alignment and prevent future injuries.
Chiropractic treatment aims to restore proper alignment and function of the musculoskeletal and nervous systems, which can help alleviate pain and promote overall health and wellness. However, not all patients may be candidates for chiropractic treatment, and results may vary depending on the specific condition being treated and the individual patient’s health status.
Do you treat neck pain?
Yes, we treat neck pain; CSC’s clinical team of chiropractors and physiotherapists provide a range of therapy and treatment options for all types of neck conditions, including those caused by muscle spasms, whiplash, arthritis, spondylosis, slipped discs, and sport-related injuries. We are the to-go-to place for all types of neck pain and stiffness; learn more by contacting us today.
What are the fees for neck pain treatment?
Neck pain treatment from our chiropractic is RM 106. However, the cost of getting your neck pain treated by a chiropractor and physiotherapist during the same session starts at RM 130. Some physiotherapy procedures may cost more; please contact us for more information on our neck pain treatment. We have provided a list of common treatments we provide for neck pain patients during their visit below:
- Chiropractic treatment RM 100
- Spinal decompression therapy RM 65
- Electrotherapy RM 30
- Ultrasound therapy RM 35
CSC’s treatment for neck pain will depend on the underlying cause of the pain. If your neck is hurting, we can help; our center provides the most holistic neck pain treatment in Malaysia. To help manage your neck pain until you see us, please follow some of our recommendations below:
- Rest and gentle movement: If your neck pain is caused by a muscle strain or sprain, rest can be helpful to allow the muscles to heal. However, balancing rest with gentle movement is important to avoid stiffness and reduce the risk of further injury.
- Heat or ice therapy: Applying heat or ice to the neck can help reduce pain and inflammation. Ice is generally recommended for acute injuries, while heat may be more helpful for chronic conditions.
- Stretching and exercise: Stretching and strengthening exercises can help improve neck mobility and reduce pain. A physical therapist or chiropractor can recommend specific exercises and stretches to target the affected area.
- Stress reduction techniques: Stress can contribute to neck pain, so relaxation techniques such as deep breathing, meditation, or yoga can help manage pain and reduce tension in the neck and shoulders.
Chiropractic combined with physiotherapy is the most effective non-invasive treatment option. Learn more about treatment by contacting one of our centers today. alleviate pain and improve mobility.
How Many sessions will I need for neck pain?
The number of physiotherapy and chiropractic sessions needed to treat neck pain can vary depending on the nature and severity of your neck pain.
The treatment plan may involve a combination of manual therapies, such as spinal manipulation, joint mobilization, spinal decompression therapy, high intensity laser therapy, ultrasound therapy, traction therapy, or soft tissue therapy, as well as exercise therapy, various other modalities like heat or cold therapy, and advice on posture and lifestyle modifications.
Research studies have shown that physiotherapy combined with chiropractic is more effective than chiropractic or physiotherapy alone, resulting in faster recovery. Therefore, CSC’s neck pain treatment can take a couple of days to weeks, depending on the cause of your neck pain and its severity.
What is COX therapy or flexion-distraction therapy & how it helps neck & back pain?
COX, or flexion-distraction therapy, is a non-invasive, hands-on chiropractic treatment designed to relieve neck and back pain caused by various conditions, including herniated discs, sciatica, spinal stenosis, and facet joint syndrome.
COX therapy aims to help relieve pressure on the discs and joints in the spine. The treatment involves using a specialized table that allows the chiropractor to apply controlled, gentle, and rhythmic traction to the spine. The chiropractor uses their hands to apply a specific amount of pressure as the device provides flexion and distraction to the affected area. This action also helps stretch the spine, which can help increase mobility and reduce pain.
COX therapy is believed to work by increasing the space between the vertebrae, which can help reduce pressure on the discs and nerves in the spine. The therapy can also help improve circulation and promote healing in the affected area.
COX therapy is non-invasive and is generally considered safe for most people. Patients should not experience any discomfort during the treatment. COX therapy may be used alone or with other chiropractic treatments, depending on the specific condition being treated. The number and frequency of treatments may vary depending on the severity and duration of the pain and the patient’s overall health status.
What is the success rate of our neck pain treatment?
Chiropractic Specialty Center® offers holistic neck pain treatments that are nearly 100% successful in eliminating neck pain through the combined efforts of top clinical physiotherapists and experienced doctors of chiropractic. We can help!
Do you offer treatment for back pain?
CSC offers the best non-surgical back pain treatment in Malaysia. Our back pain treatment targets the root causes of your backache. Regardless of the severity, rest assured that our back pain treatment can quickly eliminate the backache you have with lasting relief.
How many sessions will I need for back pain?
The number of sessions needed to treat back pain can vary depending on the nature and severity of the condition and the individual patient’s health status and response to treatment.
In general, CSC’s chiropractic and physiotherapy treatment for back pain involves a series of visits over a period of several days or weeks. The number of visits needed will depend on the specific condition being treated and the individual patient’s response to treatment.
Research studies have shown that physiotherapy combined with chiropractic treatment is the most effective non-surgical option for back pain, particularly for conditions such as low back pain and herniated discs. However, the number of sessions needed will depend on the specific condition being treated and the individual patient’s response to treatment.
What is the success rate of back pain treatment?
Our back pain treatment program is nearly 100% successful. We treat back pain through the combined efforts of clinical physiotherapists and doctors of chiropractic. What makes our back pain treatment better is our methodology and sophisticated therapy devices that competing centers do not have in Malaysia.
What is the cost of treating a slipped disc?
Slipped discs are serious health issues that result from bulging, herniated, or protruded spinal discs. You need either NSD Therapy® or a combination of personalized chiropractic and physiotherapy to recover. The cost of treating a slipped disc at our center depends on the procedures we provide. We have provided some of the common procedures we provide for most slipped discs patients below with their respective costs:
- Chiropractic treatment RM 100
- Flexion-distraction therapy RM 30
- Spinal decompression therapy RM 65
- Electrotherapy RM 30
- Ultrasound therapy RM 35
A slipped disc (herniated or bulging disc) is a common condition that can cause back, leg, neck, arm, or other symptoms. At CSC, treatment for a slipped disc may involve a combination of chiropractic with physiotherapy, depending on the severity of the condition and the individual patient’s needs.
Chiropractic care can benefit a slipped disc by addressing spinal alignment and reducing pressure on the affected disc. A CSC chiropractor may use spinal adjustments or other manual techniques to help improve your spine’s alignment and reduce the pressure on the disc.
Physiotherapy can also help manage a slipped disc by addressing muscle imbalances and promoting overall spinal health. A physiotherapist can work with the patient to develop an exercise program that targets the affected area and helps improve muscle strength and flexibility. This can help support the spine and reduce pressure on the affected disc.
CSC’s chiropractic and physiotherapy can help manage a slipped disc by reducing pain and inflammation, improving spinal alignment, and promoting overall spinal health. This can lead to an improvement in symptoms and a reduction in the risk of future injuries. The difference between our slipped disc treatment and what is offered at competing centers is our methodology, integrative treatments, sophisticated therapy devices, and our in-depth experience.
What is the success rate of our slipped disc treatment?
Slipped discs such as bulging discs, protruded discs, prolapsed discs, herniations, ruptures, and extruded discs are treatable and reversible without surgery. We are extremely successful in eliminating slipped disc pain and may even be able to reserve a slipped disc through our advanced methods of NSD Therapy®.
How long is a treatment session?
The length of chiropractic treatment can vary depending on a number of factors, including the nature and severity of the condition being treated, the individual patient’s health status, and the specific techniques used by the chiropractor.
Generally, an initial visit to a chiropractor may take 30 minutes to an hour or longer. During this visit, the chiropractor will typically conduct a thorough examination, including a review of your medical history, a physical examination, and possibly diagnostic imaging or other tests. Subsequent visits may be shorter, typically ranging from 10 to 30 minutes or so.
CSC’s physiotherapy session may take 30 to 90 minutes or longer. During these sessions, the physiotherapist will typically use a variety of techniques, such as manual therapy, exercise therapy, or modalities like heat or cold therapy, to help improve function and alleviate pain.
The number and frequency of chiropractic treatments or the physiotherapy you get at one of our centers will vary depending on the individual patient’s condition and response to treatment. Some patients may require only a few visits, while others may benefit from ongoing care.
What kind of treatment & procedures do we provide?
Chiropractic Specialty Center® (CSC) provides chiropractic and physiotherapy treatments for the spine, joints, and sports injuries. Some of our treatments and procedures include:
- Chiropractic treatment (chiropractic manipulation or chiropractic treatment)
- Flexion-distraction therapy
- Spinal decompression therapy
- High-intensity laser therapy
- Shockwave therapy
- Spinercise® therapy
- Traction therapy
- Myofascial release & trigger point therapy
- Ultrasound therapy
- Soft tissue mobilization
- Neuromuscular rehabilitation & personalized exercise programs
- NSD Therapy®
Will insurance cover the treatments?
The chiropractic practice is new in Malaysia, and insurance coverage for chiropractic treatments is not widely available. However, some insurance plans have started to cover chiropractic treatments. Therefore, check with your insurance carrier. We do accept insurance coverage for treatments with a guarantee letter from the insurance company.
What is NSD Therapy®
NSD Therapy® is an advanced system of neck, back, slipped disc, and scoliosis treatments enriched through sophisticated therapy, medical devices, clinical physiotherapy, chiropractic, rehabilitation, and personalized exercise program. NSD Therapy® is your best alternative to spinal epidural injections or spine surgery.
What are the benefits of ultrasound therapy?
Ultrasound therapy is a non-invasive medical treatment that uses high-frequency sound waves to produce thermal or non-thermal effects in the body’s tissues. Here are some of the potential benefits of ultrasound therapy:
- Pain relief: Ultrasound therapy is effective in reducing pain by increasing blood flow and reducing inflammation in the affected area.
- Improved healing: The increased blood flow and tissue relaxation provided by ultrasound therapy can also help improve the healing process by bringing more oxygen and nutrients to the affected area.
- Increased flexibility and range of motion: Ultrasound therapy has been shown to help improve the flexibility of muscles, tendons, and ligaments, leading to an improved range of motion and reduced stiffness.
- Reduction of scar tissue: Ultrasound therapy can help break down scar tissue and adhesions, which can limit mobility and cause pain.
- Non-invasive and painless: Unlike other medical treatments, ultrasound therapy is non-invasive and painless and doesn’t require incisions or needles.
It’s important to note that the effectiveness of ultrasound therapy may depend on several factors, including the type and severity of the injury, the duration and frequency of treatment, and the skill and experience of the healthcare provider administering the treatment.
What are the benefits of Extracorporeal; Shockwave Therapy (ESWT)?
Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT) is a non-invasive medical treatment that uses shockwaves to treat various musculoskeletal conditions and injuries. Here are some of the potential benefits of ESWT:
- Pain relief: ESWT is effective in reducing pain caused by chronic musculoskeletal conditions such as plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis, and tennis elbow.
- Improved healing: The shockwaves used in ESWT can help stimulate the body’s natural healing processes by increasing blood flow, promoting tissue regeneration, and reducing inflammation.
- Non-invasive and painless: Unlike other medical treatments, ESWT is non-invasive and painless and doesn’t require incisions or needles.
- Faster recovery time: ESWT can help speed up the healing process and reduce recovery time for some musculoskeletal conditions, allowing patients to return to normal activities more quickly.
- Reduced need for medication: ESWT may minimize pain medication and other treatments for some musculoskeletal conditions.
It’s important to note that the effectiveness of ESWT may depend on several factors, including the type and severity of the injury, the duration and frequency of treatment, and the skill and experience of the healthcare provider administering the treatment. For more information or to book an appointment, please call us at 03 2093 1000 or +60 17 269 1873.
What does Spinal Decompression therapy do?
Spinal decompression therapy is a non-surgical, non-invasive medical treatment designed to relieve pain and promote healing in the spine. The therapy involves stretching the spine using a traction table or a specialized device that gently pulls the spine to relieve pressure on the discs, joints, and nerves in the spine. Here are some of the potential benefits of spinal decompression therapy:
- Pain relief: Spinal decompression therapy can help relieve back and neck pain caused by herniated discs, bulging discs, sciatica, and spinal stenosis.
- Improved healing: The gentle stretching provided by spinal decompression therapy can help promote the healing of damaged discs and other spinal structures by increasing blood flow and nutrient exchange.
- Non-invasive and painless: Unlike other medical treatments, spinal decompression therapy is non-invasive and painless and doesn’t require incisions or needles.
- Reduced need for medication: Spinal decompression therapy may reduce the need for pain medication and other treatments for some spinal conditions.
- Improved function and mobility: Spinal decompression therapy can help improve spinal mobility, flexibility, and function by reducing pressure on nerves and other spinal structures.
- Repair of damaged soft tissues: Some forms of spinal decompression therapy can help repair damaged and protruded spinal discs. There is strong evidence that spinal decompression therapy can help reverse a slipped disc. However, any potential reversal is never to the 100% state. The rate of recovery and degree of reversal depends on several factors, including the severity of slipped disc, the age of the patient, and the degree of degenerative changes as well as complicating factors or associated disorders.
It’s important to note that the effectiveness of spinal decompression therapy may depend on several factors, including the type of spinal decompression therapy device, the severity of the spinal condition, the duration and frequency of treatment, and the skill and experience of the healthcare provider administering the treatment.
What is High Intensity Laser therapy & how it works?
High Intensity Laser Therapy (HILT) is a non-invasive medical treatment that uses a focused beam of light to deliver high levels of energy to deep tissues in the body. The therapy promotes healing, reduces pain and inflammation, and improves tissue regeneration.
HILT uses a handheld device that emits a concentrated beam of light that penetrates deep into the tissues. The laser light triggers a series of biochemical reactions in the cells that help promote healing and reduce pain and inflammation. Specifically, laser light increases the production of ATP (adenosine triphosphate), the main energy source for cells. This increase in energy production helps improve cellular function and promotes tissue repair.
The therapy also increases blood flow to the area, which helps bring in more oxygen and nutrients to support the healing process. The increase in blood flow also helps reduce inflammation, a common cause of pain and discomfort in many conditions.
HILT is non-invasive and painless, and patients typically experience a warm sensation at the treatment site during the procedure. The therapy can treat various conditions, including sports injuries, chronic pain, osteoarthritis, and musculoskeletal injuries. The number and frequency of treatments may vary depending on the specific condition being treated, and the therapy is typically performed by a licensed healthcare professional. For more information or to book an appointment, please call us at 03 2093 1000 or +6017 269 1873.
Do we offer treatment for poor posture?
CSC’s physiotherapy and chiropractic treatment can be an effective option for improving poor posture. Poor posture can be caused by various factors, including spinal misalignments, muscle imbalances, and joint dysfunction.
During your examination, a CSC chiropractor will assess your posture, spinal alignment, and joint function to identify any areas of misalignment or dysfunction. They may use various diagnostic techniques, such as x-rays or other imaging studies, to better understand your condition.
Based on the findings, our chiropractor will develop a treatment plan that may include spinal adjustments, joint mobilization, soft tissue therapy, and physiotherapy to improve body alignment and posture. Also, we will provide advice on exercises and lifestyle modifications to help improve and maintain a good posture.
What is the success rate of treatment for sciatica?
CSC offers the best non-invasive treatment for sciatica and sciatic nerve pain. Our sciatica treatments are second to none, with a success rate of over 95%. We succeed because we identify and target the root causes of sciatica holistically through manual therapy, chiropractic treatment, clinical physiotherapy, and NSD Therapy®, an advanced treatment method through chiropractic, physiotherapy, spinal decompression therapy, and Spinercise® for sciatic nerve pain and sciatica.
The most common cause is a bulging or herniated disc (slipped disc) in the lower back. Sciatica is a condition that occurs when the sciatic nerve, which is the longest nerve in the body, is compressed or irritated.
A bulging or herniated disc occurs when the soft material inside a spinal disc pushes out through a crack or tear in the disc’s outer layer and presses against the nearby nerves, including nerves that give rise to the sciatic nerve. Other conditions that can cause sciatica include spinal stenosis, which is a narrowing of the spinal canal, and degenerative disc disease, which is a gradual breakdown of the spinal discs due to aging or wear and tear.
Can A torn meniscus be treated without injections or surgery?
There is a potential for meniscus healing without surgery or injections. While the standard treatment for a meniscus tear is often surgery or injections, recent research has suggested that conservative treatments, such as targeted chiropractic adjustments of knee joints, physiotherapy, and exercise, effectively promote healing of a damaged knee and reduce knee symptoms significantly.
One study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine found that a specific exercise program consisting of squats, lunges, and step-ups effectively reduced pain and improved function in patients with meniscus tears. The researchers suggested that this exercise program may help promote meniscus healing by increasing blood flow and oxygen to the affected area.
Another study published in the Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physiotherapy found that manual therapy and exercise effectively improved pain, function, and quality of life in patients with meniscus tears.
A study published in the Journal of Chiropractic Medicine found that patients with knee pain who received chiropractic care, including specific knee and spine adjustments and soft tissue therapy, reported significant improvements in knee pain, stiffness, and function.
A separate study published in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics found that a combination of chiropractic care and rehabilitation exercise effectively reduced pain and improved knee function in patients with patellofemoral pain syndrome, a common knee condition that a variety of factors, including meniscus tears, can cause.
While these studies did not specifically focus on a torn meniscus, they suggest that chiropractic care may be a valuable adjunct to traditional medical treatments for knee pain and dysfunction. However, it’s important to note that not all patients with torn meniscus may be candidates for chiropractic care, and the effectiveness of treatment will depend on the individual patient’s condition and response to care.
It’s also vital to understand that the success of chiropractic knee pain treatment, including those provided for a torn meniscus, highly depends on the chiropractor’s knowledge, skills, and experience. If you have a torn meniscus or knee pain, consider getting advanced non-invasive knee pain treatment by Yama Zafer, D.C., our director with over 26 years of clinical excellence in non-surgical knee pain treatment and management.
Various factors, including sports injuries and degenerative changes, can cause knee pain. Injuries to ligaments, bursae, tendons, meniscus, and knee joints are more common in younger individuals who are active. Knee pain in older adults is often the result of degenerative changes in joints, ligaments, and meniscus. Regardless of the cause, severity, or age, we can customize a knee treatment program that eliminates a painful knee non-invasive.
We have listed some of the standard therapies and treatment procedures our center provides for knee pain patients:
- Chiropractic treatment of the knee joints
- Manual physiotherapy through mobilization, soft tissue release & trigger point therapy
- Therapeutic ultrasound
- Extracorporeal; Shockwave Therapy (ESWT)
- High-Intensity Laser Therapy (HILT)
- Personalized knee strengthening exercises
Can you describe CSC’s treatment procedures for knee pain?
Chiropractic treatment of the knee joints: While chiropractic manipulation of the knee joint may be effective in reducing pain and improving function, it is important to note that few chiropractors are ineptly familiar with knee manipulations, especially for the degenerated knee, arthritic knees, or knees with a torn meniscus.
Manual therapy: Manual therapy, which includes a range of hands-on techniques applied to the musculoskeletal system, can effectively reduce pain and improve knee function, particularly for patients with certain conditions that affect the knee joint. CSC’s chiropractors & physiotherapists provide a range of manual therapy for knee pain, including mobilization, soft tissue release & trigger point therapy. Several studies have published favorable outcomes for knee pain patients receiving specialized and knee-specific forms of manual therapy, including those published in the Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy and in the Journal of Chiropractic Medicine.
Therapeutic ultrasound of the knee joints: Ultrasound therapy effectively reduces pain and improves function in patients with knee osteoarthritis. A study published in the Journal of Physical Therapy Science found that ultrasound therapy and exercise effectively reduced pain and improved physical function in patients with knee pain or an injured knee.
Extracorporeal; Shockwave Therapy (ESWT) for injured knee muscles & tendons: ESWT effectively reduces pain and improves function in patients with chronic tendonitis or tendinopathy of the knee. A study published in the Journal of Orthopaedic Research found that ESWT was effective in reducing pain and improving function in patients with chronic patellar tendinopathy, a condition that affects the tendon that connects the kneecap to the shinbone.
Electrotherapy for knee pain: Electrotherapy, which includes a range of electrical stimulation techniques applied to the musculoskeletal system, can effectively reduce knee pain and improve knee function, particularly for patients with certain conditions that affect the knee joint.
Several types of electrotherapy may be used for knee pain, including:
- Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS)
- Neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES)
- Interferential current therapy (IFC)
Electrotherapy can effectively treat knee pain, particularly when combined with chiropractic, physiotherapy, and knee-specific rehabilitation. Contact CSC today to learn more about our highly successful knee pain treatment program treatments.
High-Intensity Laser Therapy (HILT) for the painful & injured knee: High-Intensity Laser Therapy (HILT) is a non-invasive treatment option that can be used for painful and injured knees, particularly for conditions such as knee osteoarthritis, meniscus tears, or tendinopathy. A study published in the Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine found that HILT and exercise effectively reduced pain and improved physical function in patients with knee osteoarthritis. Another study published in the Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy found that HILT was effective in reducing pain and improving function in patients with patellar tendinopathy, a condition that affects the tendon that connects the kneecap to the shinbone.
Cryotherapy for the knee: The Cryotherapy machines used by CSC’s clinical team can effectively treat knee pain and injuries, particularly when combined with other treatments such as laser therapy, ultrasound therapy, shockwave therapy, chiropractic adjustments, exercise, or manual therapy.
What is TMD (Temporomandibular disorder) & is it treatable?
TMD stands for temporomandibular disorder, a condition that affects the temporomandibular joint (TMJ, the joint that connects the jawbone to the skull. TMD can cause a range of symptoms, including:
- Pain or tenderness in the jaw, neck, or face
- Difficulty opening or closing the mouth
- Clicking, popping, or grating sounds when moving the jaw
- Locking the jaw
- Ear pain or ringing in the ears
- Dizziness or difficulty balancing
TMD can be caused by various factors, including jaw injuries, arthritis, misaligned teeth, grinding of teeth during sleep, clenching of the jaws, or stress that causes clenching or grinding of the teeth.
Treatment for TMD can vary depending on the severity of the condition and the individual patient’s needs. Treatment options may include:
- Chiropractic care to help alleviate pain and improve jaw alignment
- Physiotherapy to help improve jaw function and reduce pain
- Mouthguards or splints to help alleviate symptoms and prevent further damage
Working with CSC’s qualified team of chiropractors and physiotherapists gives you the best possibility of recovering fully from jaw pain and jaw disorders caused by TMD.
How effective are your treatments for jaw pain & TMD?
CSC’s combined treatment by our chiropractor and physiotherapist is the most effective treatment option for jaw pain in Malaysia. Our jaw pain treatment methodology, technology, knowledge, and experience treating TMD and TMJ-related disorders work because it targets damaged jaw joints, the jaw’s articular disc, jaw muscles, and ligaments efficiently and holistically.
Ample evidence suggests that chiropractic care and physiotherapy effectively treat TMD-related jaw pain. For example, a study published in the Journal of Chiropractic Medicine found that chiropractic care effectively reduced pain and improved jaw function in patients with TMD.
Another study published in the Journal of Manual & Manipulative Therapy found that combining physiotherapy and chiropractic care effectively reduced pain and improved jaw function in patients with TMD.
What is causing my jaw pain?
There are many possible causes of jaw pain, including:
- Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders: The TMJ is the joint that connects the jawbone to the skull, and disorders of this joint can cause pain and discomfort in the jaw.
- Bruxism: This is a condition where a person grinds or clenches their teeth, often during sleep, which can cause pain and discomfort in the jaw.
- Trauma: Injuries to the jaw, such as fractures or dislocation, can cause pain and discomfort.
- Arthritis: Arthritis of the jaw joint can cause pain and stiffness in the jaw.
- Sinus problems: Sinus infections or other sinus problems can cause pain and discomfort in the jaw.
- Neurological conditions: Certain neurological conditions, such as trigeminal neuralgia, can cause pain in the jaw.
- Tumors: Although rare, tumors of the jaw or surrounding structures can cause pain and discomfort.
- Dental problems: Cavities, gum disease, and other dental issues can cause pain and discomfort in the jaw.
If you have jaw pain, consider working with CSC’s clinical team of chiropractors and physiotherapists. Our clinical team has treated jaw disorders and jaw pain for over 16 years with excellent results; contact our center today to book your consultation at Chiropractic Specialty Center® (CSC); we can help!
What are the treatment options for jaw pain?
The treatment options for jaw pain depend on the underlying cause of the pain. Some common treatment options include:
- Chiropractic combined with physiotherapy: CSC’s chiropractic adjustments and other manual therapies can help alleviate pain and improve jaw alignment. Our jaw physiotherapy includes laser therapy, ultrasound, electrotherapy, manual therapy, myofascial release, and jaw exercises. CSC’s integrative jaw treatment by chiropractors and physiotherapists is your best option for eliminating the root causes of your jaw pain.
- Hot or cold compresses: Applying a hot or cold compress to the affected area can help reduce pain and swelling.
- Mouthguards or splints: These devices can be worn at night or during the day to help reduce pain and protect the teeth and jaw.
- Surgery: In severe cases, surgery may be necessary to correct jaw problems. However, jaw surgery is risky and has a poor short-term and long-term success rate.
Contact our center today to learn more about our jaw pain treatment program; we can help!
How can I manage my jaw pain at home?
There are several things you can do at home to help manage your jaw pain:
- Apply hot or cold compresses: Applying a hot or cold compress to the affected area can help reduce pain and swelling.
- Avoid hard or chewy foods: Eating soft foods that don’t require much chewing can help reduce strain on your jaw.
- Practice good dental hygiene: Brushing and flossing regularly can help prevent dental problems that can cause jaw pain.
- Practice stress-reduction techniques: Stress can cause you to clench or grind your teeth, which can worsen jaw pain. Relaxation techniques such as deep breathing, meditation, or yoga can help reduce stress and tension.
- Stretch your jaw muscles: Gently opening and closing your mouth and moving your jaw from side to side can help loosen up tight muscles and reduce pain.
- Massage your jaw muscles: Gently massaging the muscles in your jaw and neck can help reduce tension and alleviate pain.
It’s important to work with our clinical team regarding jaw pain and TMD. CSC has the experience and knowledge to target and eliminate the root causes of jaw issues effectively.
What exercises or stretches can help alleviate my jaw pain?
Exercises and stretches can help alleviate jaw pain caused by a temporomandibular disorder (TMD). Here are four good exercises for TMD:
- Jaw exercises: Open your mouth as wide as possible without discomfort, then close it slowly. Repeat this 10 times, several times a day.
- Resisted jaw opening: Place your thumb or fingers on your chin, and try to open your mouth while gently pushing your chin downwards with your hand. Hold the resistance for 5 seconds, and then release. Repeat 10 times, several times a day.
- Resisted jaw closing: Place your thumb or fingers under your chin, and try to close your mouth while gently pushing your chin upwards with your hand. Hold the resistance for 5 seconds, and then release. Repeat 10 times, several times a day.
- Neck and shoulder stretch: Tightness in the neck and shoulders can contribute to jaw pain. Stretching the neck and shoulders can help alleviate tension and reduce pain.
If exercising, massage, or any of the above-mentioned homecare activities increase symptoms, please stop them and contact our center to book a consultation with our jaw expert with in-depth experience, Yama Zafer, D.C. (Doctor of Chiropractic).
Can chiropractic care or physical therapy help alleviate my jaw pain?
Yes, chiropractic care and physiotherapy can help alleviate jaw symptoms caused by temporomandibular disorders (TMD) when you get treated by experienced chiropractors & physiotherapists. Treatment of jaw disorders requires specialized skill sets, knowledge, and experience; choose the right center with experience. If you live in Kuala Lumpur, contact us; at Chiropractic Specialty Center® is one of the best places for jaw treatments.
How long will it take for my jaw pain to improve?
The length of time it takes for jaw pain to improve depends on the underlying cause of the pain and the specific treatment plan used. Sometimes, jaw pain can improve within a few days or weeks with proper treatment. In other cases, improvement may take several months or longer.
If your jaw pain is caused by a dental problem or minor muscle strain, it may improve within a few days with appropriate treatment. However, if your jaw pain is caused by a more complex issue such as TMD or a jaw injury, it may take longer to see improvement.
Chiropractic Specialty Center® provides holistic jaw treatment for TMD, jaw joint degeneration, slipped disc in the jaw, and jaw joint injuries. Our jaw treatment protocols involve chiropractic combined with physiotherapy by a highly experienced clinical team; contact us today to book a consultation.
What is scoliosis?
Scoliosis is a condition characterized by an abnormal curvature of the spine. Normally, the spine has gentle curves that allow it to support the body’s weight and provide flexibility. However, in people with scoliosis, the spine curves sideways abnormally, often forming an “S” or a “C” shape.
Scoliosis can affect people of all ages, but it most commonly develops during adolescence, when the body is undergoing rapid growth and changes. In many cases, the cause of scoliosis is unknown, but it can also be caused by various underlying conditions, such as neuromuscular disorders, connective tissue disorders, or genetic conditions.
The severity of scoliosis can vary widely, and some people may have no symptoms or only mild symptoms, while others may experience significant pain, discomfort, or difficulty with movement. Treatment for scoliosis depends on the severity of the curvature and the individual’s age, health, and symptoms. It may include observation, bracing, chiropractic, physiotherapy, or surgery when it reaches a severe stage not manageable with conservative measures.
It’s important to work with a qualified healthcare professional to get an accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment for scoliosis. Chiropractic Specialty Center® (CSC) provides the best scoliosis treatment by a top-rated team of physiotherapists and chiropractors in Kuala Lumpur. Our scoliosis treatment methods have helped many from all ages and walks of life.
What causes scoliosis?
The causes of scoliosis can be divided into two categories: idiopathic and non-idiopathic.
Idiopathic scoliosis is the most common form, accounting for about 80% of cases, and its cause is unknown. It often develops during adolescence and is more common in females than males. It is classified according to the age of onset as infantile (birth to 3 years), juvenile (4 to 10 years), adolescent (11 to 18 years), or adult (over 18 years).
Non-idiopathic scoliosis is caused by an underlying condition or disease, such as a neuromuscular disorder (e.g., cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy), a connective tissue disorder (e.g., Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, Marfan syndrome), a genetic condition (e.g., Down syndrome), a spinal injury, or a tumor.
In some cases, scoliosis may also be caused by a leg length discrepancy, poor posture, or an imbalance in the muscles supporting the spine. These types of scoliosis are called functional scoliosis, as they are not caused by a structural abnormality in the spine.
It’s important to work with our clinical team of chiropractors and physiotherapists to help manage and treat scoliosis. We have 16 years of clinical experience treating scoliotic spine in Malaysia; get more information about treatment for scoliosis by contacting our center today.
What are the signs & symptoms of scoliosis?
The sign & symptoms of scoliosis can vary depending on the severity of the curvature and the individual. Some people with scoliosis may have no symptoms, while others may experience a range of signs, such as:
- Uneven shoulders or hips
- A visible curve in the spine
- One shoulder blade is more prominent than the other
- One hip is more prominent than the other
- Uneven leg lengths
- Back pain or discomfort
- Fatigue or muscle weakness
- Breathing problems (in severe cases, scoliosis can affect lung function)
If scoliosis is severe, it can also affect the way the body looks and functions. For example, it can cause difficulty walking, standing, or sitting for prolonged periods. It can also impact a person’s self-esteem and emotional well-being.
How is scoliosis diagnosed?
Scoliosis is typically diagnosed through a physical examination, medical history review, and diagnostic imaging tests.
During a physical examination by our experienced chiropractor. During your assessment, they will check for signs of scoliosis, such as uneven shoulders, hips, or waist, and may also assess the patient’s posture, gait, and range of motion.
A medical history review may involve asking about symptoms, family history of scoliosis, and any underlying medical conditions contributing to your scoliosis. Diagnostic imaging tests may include:
- X-rays: These are typically the first imaging test used to diagnose scoliosis. They can provide a detailed view of the curvature of the spine and its severity.
- MRI: An MRI may be recommended if there is a suspicion of an underlying condition, such as a spinal cord tumor or infection.
- CT scan: A CT scan may be used in cases where more detailed imaging is needed to determine the extent of the curvature or if a surgical procedure is being considered
Do you treat scoliosis?
Scoliosis is a condition characterized by a sideways curvature of the spine. Treatment for scoliosis will depend on the severity of the condition, as well as the age and health of the patient. CSC’s combination of chiropractic and physiotherapy is best for managing and treating scoliosis.
Chiropractic care can benefit scoliosis by addressing spinal alignment and improving joint mobility. CSC’s chiropractor may use non-rotatory chiropractic treatment (spinal adjustments) or other manual techniques to help correct the rotational misalignments in the spine and improve its overall function.
CSC’s scoliosis-specific physiotherapy can also help manage scoliosis by addressing the underlying muscle imbalances that may contribute to the condition. Our physiotherapists work with our chiropractors and patients to develop a personalized scoliosis-specific exercise program that targets their affected spine areas to improve muscle strength and flexibility.
CSC”s chiropractic and physiotherapy can help manage scoliosis by improving spinal alignment, joint mobility, and muscle strength. This may reduce the severity of scoliosis, its’ pain, or the discomfort associated with the condition and improve overall function and quality of life.
Not all patients with scoliosis may be candidates for chiropractic and physiotherapy, and the effectiveness of these treatments will depend on the individual patient’s condition and response to treatment. Please contact us to learn more about our scoliosis treatment or book a consultation.
How successful are the treatments?
Chiropractic treatment at CSC for scoliosis is beneficial and can help reduce the severity of a scoliotic spine, but it is unlikely to reverse the scoliotic curve 100% or completely. There is no cure for scoliosis. However, it can be managed and may even decrease in severity when you start your treatments early with experts who understand scoliosis and treat the scoliotic spine with evidence-based methods.
Unfortunately, some claim to achieve a 100% cure for scoliosis through chiropractic, physiotherapy, spine surgery, or other systems of scoliosis treatment. Please don’t fall for these tactics. CSC provides holistic scoliosis treatment through chiropractic, physiotherapy, rehabilitation, and personalized scoliosis-specific exercise programs. We documented cases where we succeeded in managing and decreasing the severity of a scoliotic spine.
While CSC’s chiropractic treatment may not reverse scoliosis 100%, it can help manage it and even decrease the curvature. The degree of reversal depends on the severity of the curve and the patient’s adherence to treatment. A successful scoliosis treatment program is defined as one that prevents progression. What makes us a better choice is that we aim for improvements and have managed to improve the scoliotic curves of many patients. Contact us today to learn more about our scoliosis treatment program.
What are the treatment options for scoliosis?
CSC provides the most holistic & comprehensive scoliosis treatment in Malaysia. Our treatment options for scoliosis depend on several factors, including the severity of the curvature, the underlying cause of scoliosis, the individual’s age and overall health, and any symptoms. The most common treatment options for scoliosis include:
- Observation: If the scoliosis is mild and not causing any symptoms, the healthcare professional may recommend a wait-and-see approach with regular monitoring to check for progression.
- Bracing: If the scoliosis is moderate and the individual is still growing, a back brace may be recommended to prevent further curvature progression. The brace is worn for a certain number of hours each day, and regular checkups are needed to monitor the progression of the curvature.
- Physiotherapy: Physical therapy can help improve posture, flexibility, and strength to alleviate symptoms and prevent further curvature progression.
- Surgery: In cases of severe scoliosis, surgery may be necessary to correct the curvature of the spine. The most common type of surgery for scoliosis is spinal fusion, where the vertebrae are fused to prevent further curvature.
How long will treatment for scoliosis take?
The length of treatment for scoliosis depends on several factors, including the severity of the curvature, the underlying cause of scoliosis, the individual’s age and overall health, and the type of treatment used.
At CSC, we start most scoliosis patients on our scoliosis-specific treatment program that lasts up to three months, during which the patients receive chiropractic combined with physiotherapy and personalized scoliosis-specific exercises.
CSC’s scoliosis-specific exercises are personalized and provided to each patient following our exercise assessment for our scoliosis patients. Our exercise assessment for established scoliosis patients takes about 1 to 2 hours and is provided at no charge.
All our scoliosis patients are routinely reassessed regularly to ensure treatment efficacy and monitor results. The final curvature assessment at CSC is often completed following the three-month program.
Can scoliosis be cured?
While scoliosis cannot be “cured” in the traditional sense, it can be managed effectively with appropriate treatment. CSC’s goal of treatment is typically to prevent further progression of the curvature, reduce the severity of the curve, improve our patient’s posture, alleviate symptoms, and improve the overall quality of life.
In some cases, scoliosis can be resolved with treatment, particularly if the curvature is mild or if it is caused by an underlying condition that can be treated effectively. However, resolving a moderate curvature is difficult, and the aim with patients presenting with a moderate curvature (over 35 degrees) is always to help reduce the severity as much as possible and to prevent it from worsening. On the other hand, severe scoliosis is extremely difficult to manage with conservative care.
With appropriate treatment and ongoing management, most people with scoliosis can lead active, healthy lives with few limitations. Book a consultation for your scoliosis with our center.
Our most experienced chiropractor has over 26 years of experience treating scoliosis patients. He can help you understand the underlying cause of your scoliosis, the severity of the curvature, and the best treatment options for your needs and goals.
Will scoliosis get worse with age?
In general, scoliosis is most likely to progress during periods of rapid growth, such as during adolescence. However, scoliosis can continue to progress during adulthood, particularly if left untreated or if the underlying cause of the scoliosis is not addressed.
The degree of progression can vary widely depending on the individual and the underlying cause of scoliosis. Some people may experience little or no progression of the curvature over time, while others may experience significant progression that can cause pain, discomfort, or other health problems.
Regular monitoring and appropriate treatment are key to preventing further progression of the curvature and managing symptoms. It’s important to work with our clinical team to develop an individualized treatment plan based on your specific situation and needs. We can help you understand the underlying cause of your scoliosis, the severity of the curvature, and the best treatment options.
Is scoliosis hereditary?
In many cases, scoliosis appears to be hereditary, meaning that it can run in families. While the exact genetic factors involved in scoliosis are not yet fully understood, researchers have identified a number of genetic markers that appear to be associated with an increased risk of developing scoliosis.
However, not all cases of scoliosis are hereditary, and other factors, such as neuromuscular disorders, connective tissue disorders, or spinal injuries, can also contribute to the development of scoliosis.
If you have a family history of scoliosis, it’s important to be vigilant for any signs or symptoms of scoliosis and to work with the clinical team of Chiropractic Specialty Center® in Kuala Lumpur, a qualified healthcare professional to get an accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment if needed. CSC’s chiropractors and physiotherapists can help you.
How can I prevent scoliosis?
Unfortunately, there is no guaranteed way to prevent scoliosis, as the underlying causes of scoliosis are not fully understood. However, there are some steps you can take to reduce your risk of developing scoliosis or to prevent the progression of existing scoliosis.
- Exercise regularly: Physical activity can help strengthen the muscles supporting the spine, which can help prevent the development or progression of scoliosis.
- Maintain good posture: Paying attention to your posture can help prevent scoliosis or slow down its progression. Avoid slouching or leaning to one side, and sit with your back straight and your feet flat on the ground.
- Get regular checkups: Regular checkups by our chiropractors can help detect scoliosis early and prevent further progression.
- Quit smoking: Smoking has been linked to an increased risk of developing scoliosis and can interfere with the healing process after surgery.
- Eat a healthy diet: A healthy diet can help support overall health and wellness, reducing the risk of developing scoliosis.
It’s important to note that scoliosis can develop for various reasons, many of which are not fully understood. While taking steps to maintain good overall health and wellness can help reduce your risk of developing scoliosis, there is no guaranteed way to prevent it entirely. If you suspect that you may have scoliosis, contact our center and let our clinical team do a thorough assessment of your spine.
Can exercise help with scoliosis?
Yes, exercise can help with scoliosis, particularly when used in conjunction with CSC’s scoliosis-specific chiropractic combined with physiotherapy. Exercise can help improve posture and increase flexibility and strength; however, patients with scoliosis need scoliosis-specific exercises that are individualized to their specific curvature.
Therefore, avoid getting advice on scoliosis exercises from YouTube and laypersons, including the tit-tar practitioners or Yoga gurus. And if you have scoliosis, you should stay away from Yoga, as it involves bending and twisting, which will certainly worsen a scoliotic condition.
Examples of exercises that may be helpful for scoliosis include:
- Non-rotatory core strengthening exercises: These exercises can help strengthen the muscles that support the spine, such as the abdominals and back muscles. Please ensure that the core exercises you plan to do not involve bending or twisting.
- Walking: Walking is a low-impact aerobic exercise that improves muscle tone throughout the body. However, we strongly advise against other forms of aerobics, especially those involving bending or twisting. Another form of aerobic exercise to avoid is swimming if you have scoliosis.
Can chiropractic care help with scoliosis?
Chiropractic care can be a helpful component of a comprehensive treatment plan for scoliosis, particularly when used in conjunction with physiotherapy and rehabilitation. However, for physiotherapy or chiropractic to be effective, treatments must be provided without twisting the spine or pelvis.
The rotatory methods of chiropractic, provided through the Gonstead technique or the Diversified methods, are more damaging to a scoliotic curve as it involves rotational (twisting) and “cracking” of the spine. The most appropriate and best scoliosis-specific methods of chiropractic treatment are through the Activator Methods® of chiropractic treatment.
CSC’s chiropractors use specific techniques such as the SOT technique, COX, Thompson technique, or the Activator Methods® during scoliosis chiropractic treatments.
Can scoliosis cause back pain?
Yes, scoliosis can cause back pain. The degree of pain can vary widely depending on the severity of the curvature and the individual’s overall health and physical abilities. In some cases, scoliosis may cause no pain or discomfort, while in other cases it can cause significant pain and discomfort that can interfere with daily activities.
The pain associated with scoliosis is typically caused by the uneven pressure and stress placed on the spine and surrounding muscles and tissues. This can cause muscle imbalances, joint dysfunction, and other issues leading to pain and discomfort.
At CSC, treatment for scoliosis may include physiotherapy, COX therapy, NSD Therapy®, rehabilitation, physiotherapy, chiropractic, or a combination of one or more of these methods; get in touch with us today to learn more about your non-surgical scoliosis treatment options.
Can scoliosis cause other health problems?
In some cases, scoliosis can cause other health problems, particularly if left untreated or if the curvature is severe. The degree of impact on overall health and function can vary widely depending on the severity of the curvature and the individual’s overall health and physical abilities. Some potential health problems associated with scoliosis include:
- Back pain: As mentioned earlier, scoliosis can cause back pain and discomfort, which can interfere with daily activities.
- Respiratory problems: Severe cases of scoliosis can compress the lungs and make it difficult to breathe, leading to respiratory problems and reduced lung function.
- Cardiovascular problems: Severe cases of scoliosis can also compress the heart and blood vessels, leading to cardiovascular problems such as chest pain, high blood pressure, and heart failure.
- Digestive problems: Severe cases of scoliosis can compress the stomach and intestines, leading to digestive problems such as bloating, constipation, and abdominal pain.
- Psychological problems: Living with scoliosis can be challenging, and in some cases, it can lead to psychological problems such as anxiety, depression, and social isolation.
Early detection and appropriate non-surgical scoliosis treatment can help reduce the risk of developing these and other health problems. It’s important to work with our clinical team of chiropractors & physiotherapists for a better understanding of your condition and to develop an individualized scoliosis treatment plan.
What kind of doctor should I see for scoliosis?
If you suspect scoliosis, it’s important to seek a diagnosis from one of our experienced chiropractors at Chiropractic Specialty Center®. Depending on the severity of the curvature and the individual’s overall health and physical abilities, various healthcare professionals may be involved in treating scoliosis. If you wish to consult others, you should consider getting assessed by:
- Orthopedic surgeon: An orthopedic surgeon specializes in treating musculoskeletal conditions, including scoliosis. They may recommend surgery or bracing. However, bring have shown poor results when it comes to managing or treating a scoliotic spine.
- Family physician: A primary care physician can perform an initial evaluation, but remember that family physicians and GPs don’t provide any scoliosis treatment.