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Scoliosis: Part 1

What is Scoliosis? Scoliosis is described as a medical condition whereby a person’s spine curves either laterally or rotationally in a C-shape or an S-shape. Commonly it starts when boys and girls reach puberty. Most research show girls showing signs of scoliosis around 11 years of age while boys show signs a little later around [...]

Spinal Exercises: How and Why?

Exercises should be a regular part of our daily activity and weekly routine. As a chiropractor, we always advise our clients to maintain a healthy lifestyle and physical activity is a habit that we constantly encourage. There are many benefits such as healthy muscles, bones and mobile joints. It also helps us burn calories and [...]

Healthworks’ Corporate Talks, Pop Up Clinics And Ergonomic Workshops

At Healthworks, we organise corporate talks, mobile clinics and ergonomic workshops for corporations both big and small. We focus on posture, keeping it well maintained while at work so that employees can benefit from efficient ergonomic designs and have a healthier spine. Ergonomic = relating to or designed for efficiency and comfort in the working [...]

Healthworks – The First Integrated Posture Care Centre In Malaysia

At Healthworks, we are an integrated posture and spinal care centre where we practice Chiropractic, Physiotherapy and Fitness training. We place great emphasis on mobility of your spine, your muscle movement patterns and continued care of your nervous system. How do the different disciplines work together in the clinic? Chiropractors are trained to diagnose neuromusculoskeletal [...]

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Do you have pain in your hand and arm? Maybe it feels like numbness and tingling as well? It could also present as a weak thumb or you might have difficulty gripping or flexing your thumb. You could be suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome. This means that your median nerve has been squeezed or compressed [...]

Numbness And Tingling

As patients walk into our clinic, some of them are experiencing numbness and tingling in their fingers and toes. Some also have numbness and tingling going down their arms and legs. There are many reasons as to why one may experience numbness and/or tingling. The most common reason is nerve-related such as nerves that have [...]

Whiplash and neck injury-related pain

Are you experiencing any neck pain from whiplash or from a recent car accident? Although it is common from an accident involving motor vehicles, whiplash can also occur in falls, sports injuries, work injuries or other injuries involving a quick sudden movement to the neck. Whiplash is described as a hyperextension-hyperflexion injury to your neck. [...]

Why is there pain in my jaw?

Jaw pain is one of the most excruciating pain and consistently and constantly nagging if left untreated. Some experience pain in their jaw that runs along their face. Some pain is localised to the joint of the jaw while some others do not experience pain but instead a clicking in their joint. A pain in [...]

Headaches & Migraines, Part 2

In a blog I wrote a while ago, I explained that a commonly misdiagnosed headache is a migraine. Many patients mistaken their unilateral (one-sided) headaches as migraines when they actually could be from a variety of secondary headaches. You can read the blog here: http://www.myhealthworks.com.my/is-it-a-migraine-or-a-headache/ So, what are secondary headaches? Secondary Headaches are headaches that [...]

Acute and chronic pain, what is the difference?

Acute pain is simply described as pain that is sudden and usually is caused by a specific pain. Depending on who you ask, there are different time frames and descriptions. As for me, as a chiropractor, it is important to be able to distinguish between acute and chronic pain. Different types of pain requirement different [...]

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