Chiropractic care can mean more than just back pain relief. Here’s how this chiropractor in Singapore can benefit you and your entire family across a range of ailments – not just with headaches, backache and sports injuries – but so much more.
A chiropractor helps more than just backaches
Chiropractic is a health care profession concerned with the conservative management of disorders of the neuromusculoskeletal system, which includes joints, muscles and nerves. It involves careful spinal manipulation, called an adjustment, and other manual therapies to correct any joint restrictions, thus restoring the body’s natural ability to heal itself. If you prefer a hands-on approach to your healthcare that promotes natural healing without medications or surgery, chiropractic treatment offers a non-invasive and non-surgical solution.
Studies have shown that getting one’s spine adjusted decreases levels of the stress hormone norepinephrine in the body, which in turn helps with boosting immunity, relieving symptoms of ailments and diseases, and restoring normal function to the body.
And, this natural type of therapy goes far beyond healing backaches. In fact, research has shown that chiropractic’s holistic approach to healthcare can be used to effectively manage a wide range of health issues, including everything from headaches and sciatica to strains, sprains and sports injuries.
DR RICHARD EDWARD KISSUN is an Australian chiropractor in Singapore who has been practicing here for over a decade. At Kissun Chiropractic, he and the team of Australia-trained chiropractors employ a range of techniques to help patients of all ages achieve long-term pain relief and optimal health. All methods are painless, holistic and non-invasive, and rely on the body’s inherent recuperative function. This makes chiropractic a safe option for anyone, including the elderly, and even pregnant women, who often come in for lower back and other pregnancy-related pains.
Since the start of the pandemic, in particular, Dr Kissun has seen an increase in patients come to him with headaches, neck and back pain as a result of more sedentary lifestyles and makeshift work-from-home setups that offer poor ergonomic support. In addition to adjustments, he offers patients advice on ergonomic work-from-home arrangements.
Of course, injuries arising from playing sport or doing workouts, as well as repetitive overuse injuries, are also among the typical reasons why people might seek care from a chiropractor in Singapore. Some of the most common sports injuries Dr Kissun treats include:
- runner’s knee;
- golfer’s elbow;
- tennis elbow; and
- strains and sprains.
A chiropractor is not just for grown-ups
Kids and babies can benefit from chiropractic care too. According to Dr Kissun, the birthing process – especially with the use of forceps, suction or vacuum extraction – can cause trauma to an infant’s spine, warranting chiropractic evaluation. For this reason, many parents start chiropractic care for their children right from infancy.
At this chiropractor in Singapore, parents bring their newborns in for everything from colic and reflux to torticollis (tightness in the neck muscle that affects the position of the head). An aligned spine, he says, can even help with growth and development, and with prevention of health issues that could arise later on in life.
In children and adolescents, some of the most common conditions that Dr Kissun treats include:
- poor posture;
- sleep disorders;
- poor concentration;
- flat feet; and
- sports injuries.
Natural wellness care as a lifestyle
You don’t need to have an existing ailment or wait until you’re in pain to benefit from chiropractic care, says Dr Kissun. Many of his patients actually continue treatment long after they’ve recovered from the original problem that brought them in. Chiropractic is simply part of their preventative care and ongoing wellness routines, he says.
“Being healthy is not merely the absence of disease. You need to move well, think well and eat well. Why would you want to wait for your body to break down? We should be taking proper care of ourselves and preventing health issues from arising. Regular chiropractic care can help ensure you are living at your optimal level of health and function.”
This article first appeared in the August 2022 edition of Expat Living. You can purchase the latest issue or subscribe, so you never miss a copy!