Have you noticed your lower back feeling tight lately? And no matter how much you try massaging it, you can’t seem to find relief? With the COVID-19 pandemic forcing us to stay home more, the result is excessive sitting. Whether we are watching TV or working from our homes, the average person in Singapore is most likely sitting much more often than usual. While too much sitting around can cause many health problems, one of the most common issues it can cause is lower back pain.
Lower Back Pain Causes
During COVID in Singapore, your lower back pain could be the result of:
Poor Posture While Sitting
Poor posture while sitting is a leading cause of back pain. For example, people oftentimes sit in a slouched position with their shoulders hunched. This type of posture puts enormous pressure on the discs within your spine. Each disc is filled with fluid to help protect each of your vertebrae and prevent them from hitting one another – So when you repeatedly sit slouched, your discs are loaded with weight that over time can result in significant wear-and-tear and discomfort.
Muscle or Ligament Strain
If you are consistently straining your back muscles by lifting heavy objects, you might experience muscle spasms causing pain.
Herniated, Bulging, or Slipped Disc
When the fluid-like material in your spinal discs ruptures or bulges, it can cause pressure on the nearby nerves. This is known as a herniated, bulging, or slipped disc. Not everyone who has a herniated or bulging disc will experience back pain. In fact, close to half of adults will have one during their lifetime and never have any pain or symptoms. But for those that do, the pain can be completely debilitating, with symptoms affecting the lower back, down to the entire leg.
Once a slipped disc occurs, it rarely completely heals. Chiropractic care helps to prevent further deterioration and provide complete pain relief.
Also known as misalignments, subluxations can cause crippling pain in the low back. When there is any type of obstruction or hindrance to the typical movement or alignment of the vertebrae, even if very subtle, pain can occur. These misalignments typically happen right at the bottom of the lumbar spine, where it transitions into the sacrum. Luckily, Dr. Kieu is able to easily treat any subluxations in your spine. The pain usually lessens almost immediately following each treatment session.
In fact, chiropractors are the only trained professionals that are experts in detecting and correcting subluxations.
Sometimes conditions such as a curvature of your spine, also known as scoliosis, can result in back pain. Sitting too much can exacerbate these issues.
The symptoms of lower back pain can cause you to feel a variety of things, each of which can significantly impact your quality of life during COVID in Singapore. They can include:
- Muscle aches
- Muscle tightness
- Stabbing or shooting pain
- Pain that radiates down one or both legs
- Pain that worsens with bending, standing, lifting, or walking
- Pain that improves with laying down
Get Chiropractic Relief from Your Lower Back Pain During COVID
Back pain is one of the most common reasons why people visit a doctor in Singapore. With as much as eighty percent of the world’s population suffering from back pain during at least one point of their lifetime, it helps to have a chiropractor you know and trust.
Chiropractic treatment from Dr. Kieu can:
- Improve Mobility in your lower back
- Wake up with less stiffness and staying pain-free
- Move with more confidence
- Lift objects without any restrictions
- Treat disc herniations
- Prevent disc herniations
By making gentle, quick movements to various structures, Dr. Kieu can realign your spine to its correct place.
Taking regular breaks and standing up every 30 minutes for just a few seconds can also help limit the amount of back pain you are experiencing. During your lower back pain treatment, Dr. Kieu can recommend specific stretches and movements, as well as show you the ideal posture while sitting.
Light Chiropractic – The Best in Singapore
As Singapore’s Best Chiropractor, our team at Light Chiropractic approaches our work as an art form. By enhancing your body’s innate ability to heal, we allow it to intelligently focus on functioning at its best and getting you well. Dr. Kieu is an experienced and highly skilled Chiropractor who will effectively treat your lower back pain during COVID in Singapore. In addition to finding relief, you’ll learn how to prevent the pain from returning, saving you time and money.
Start feeling better today with a natural, drug-free solution for lower back pain, neck pain, shoulder aches, headaches, insomnia, asthma, and more.
Located at Raffles Place, in the center of Singapore’s busy Central Business District, our clinic is accessible for locals and ex-pats alike.
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