Re­align your health

> Get your­self back in tip-top con­di­tion with the help of a chi­ro­prac­tor

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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.

The lentic­ule is re­moved through the small in­ci­sion. The dis­rup­tion to the biome­chan­ics of the cornea is min­i­mal and no flap is cut.

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