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“And all the muscles and tendons are connected to the bones and joints – if the pelvic bone is realigned, it would relieve the pain,” he said.
Having started his own practice in September last year, and opening two clinics, MBA Chiropractic in Seapark, Petaling Jaya and 10 Boulevard, Kayu Ara, Loh pursued this career after having been a lecturer for about 10 years.
“I thought to myself, after lecturing, that I should do something different – and healthcare was a passion I had when I was still in school,” he said.
Loh noted that he chose chiropractic as opposed to being a doctor as he preferred a more natural way of healing people without surgery or injection.
He said that his clientele comprised office workers as well as those involved with sports and health activities.
“Some of my patients come in because of sports injuries like a pain in the knee after running, sprained ankle, or back pain after lifting in the gym, as well as office workers who stare at the computer for long periods.
“They either feel pain on their back or in their neck and could feel the pain when they turn their neck about 10-15 degrees,” he said.
Loh said that normally, he would have his patients go through 10 sessions of therapy with him to help them recover.
“But usually, by the fifth session, I would carry out a reassessment with the patient to determine if he or she is getting better before recommending further sessions,” he added.
Loh is a “mixer chiropractor”, who, aside from using his hands, uses other treatments including ultrasound and shockwave therapy to help his patients.
The writer got to experience the shockwave therapy where Loh used the machine to “shoot” mild sound waves on the right shoulder and left thigh which created a tingling sensation.
“The sound wave creates mild inflammation on a part of the body, and this would encourage the body to send white blood cells to that part of the body to repair itself and heal,” he said. However, he stressed that such therapy is given only if the patient has suffered much pain for several months. He also advised the patient to go to the hospital if the pain was chronic and beyond his jurisdiction.
“The patient needs to be examined first, and not have the injured area rubbed or adjusted immediately when we first meet them. If there is an underlining problem, I would advise them to go to the hospital for treatment,” he added.
On how to avoid muscle pains and joints, Loh said: “For office workers, they should move around more often – after sitting down for 15 to 20 minutes, they should get up and walk around their office and stretch to avoid being too stiff.
“For those who exercise regularly, do remember to stretch before working out and to cool down after finishing their routine."
Dr Benjamin Loh examining the writer at his office.
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