Poor Posture Correction & Scoliosis Treatment Singapore

Stand Tall with Elite Spine Centres’ Chiropractic Care!

How are you reading this page right now? Chances are, you are slouched over your device, with your shoulders hunched and rounded in.

Unfortunately, the past few years have seen an increasing number of people develop bad posture.

This trend is only growing with the heavily increased use of personal electronic devices, long hours seated at work, and lack of proper exercise.

When treated early, most instances of degenerative changes to your posture can be alleviated. While bad posture may not cause idiopathic scoliosis, it can worsen the spinal curvature.

If your scoliosis curves excessively, you will sometimes need spinal fusion surgery to correct your spine and alleviate the pain.

Furthermore, people who chronically exhibit poor posture put much more stress on their bodies, making them more prone to injury and pain.

Don’t just take our word for it; listen to this quote from the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).

“Deviations in the body’s centre of gravity have resulted in intestinal problems, varicose veins, osteoporosis, hip and foot deformities, poor health, decreased quality of life, and a shortened life span.”

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In other words, not only does improper posture cause many adverse health risks, but it can shorten your lifespan!

These negative effects on your body may also lead to spinal degeneration as you grow older, which in turn may cause adult scoliosis!

Therefore, good posture is worth devoting more time and effort to maintaining, even if you don’t have any current aches or pains.

And the best way to boost your spinal health is a personalised treatment plan with Elite Spine Centres!

Stand tall with Elite Spine Centres’ signature Functional Correction Method (FCM)—no scoliosis surgery, injections or medication needed!

Our doctors of chiropractic at Elite Spine Centres are trained in multiple areas of analysis and techniques to assess and correct any postural problems properly.

Chiropractic treatment can prevent the worsening of abnormal curvature of the spine in scoliosis patients and also address general postural complications

We combine the latest generation of research-backed technologies for postural issues along with our specific modern chiropractic and rehabilitation techniques to ensure you the best recovery possible!

No patient is the same as another, so we personalise each treatment plan according to your spinal needs.

Contact us to learn more, and we will gladly address your questions and concerns!

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Our Signature Functional Correction Method (FCM)

Often, pain is the way your body shows you that something isn’t operating the way that it should be.

Let us bring you relief with our Elite Spine chiropractic treatment strategy.

Our signature Functional Correction Method (FCM) combines the best in modern chiropractic strategies, soft tissue therapy, and rehabilitative exercises to address your concerns thoroughly.

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Step 1 – Initial Consultation

At Elite Spine Centres, we firmly believe in creating a low-stress, patient-centric environment.

Our Doctor of Chiropractic will review your symptoms and health history in detail to understand better what may be causing your concerns.

We will work with you to address your concerns, ensuring that you understand your condition before proceeding with treatment.

There will be no hard sales or excessively long treatment packages – we want to work with you, not against you!

Step 2 – Spine and Body Examination

A thorough physical examination will be performed to assess your spine and other relevant areas for proper bio-mechanics, possible injuries or safety concerns.

Orthopaedic or neurological tests may also be performed if needed at this time. This will allow us to rule out possible underlying causes and obtain a proper diagnosis.

Most of our patients will be able to receive treatment on their first session once any potential safety concerns have been ruled out!

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Step 3 – Doctor’s Report and Recommendations

The doctor will assess your response to the first session and review any studies which may have been requested (X-ray, MRI, etc.).

Based on the findings, a customised plan of action will be discussed with you to help you reach your treatment goals.

Compared to the typical approach of symptom management via medication, doctors of chiropractic can deal with the problem right at the root.

That being said, chiropractic is not a miracle cure. In rare events that we cannot help, rest assured that we will help you find the appropriate treatment for your postural condition.

Step 4 – Holistic Chiropractic Treatment

Treatment usually involves chiropractic manipulations to restore proper joint mobility and reduce muscle and nerve irritation in surrounding soft tissues.

If needed, advanced therapeutic technologies, braces or posture correction tools may be used to complement your healing.

Your comprehensive treatment plan will also involve personalised lifestyle advice and strengthening exercises to improve posture, correct the muscle imbalance, and activate and develop your core muscles for long-term support.

This means our patients are able to achieve more complete recovery in a shorter amount of time than at other centres!

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Enjoy Our New Patient Promo for Only $88 When You Book Online!

We know that seeking chiropractic help for the first time may be overwhelming to many patients.

Hence, we prepared a special introductory package covering almost everything you need for your first two visits to our clinic!

When you book now, you’ll get our:

  • Relieve pain, restore your body’s natural function & avoid surgery with our Signature Functional Correction Method (FCM)
  • Get spot-on analysis and professional advice on what’s causing pain, and how to treat it with our Doctor’s Consult + Examination

Schedule your appointment right now & we’ll EVEN throw in these bonuses for FREE!

  • Break down stubborn muscle knots and old scar tissue with or Doctor Directed Soft Tissue Mobilization
  • Calm down & relax with our soothing ATT-300 roller massage bed
  • Get a free Follow Up Consult + Xray/ MRI Review (*T&C applies)

PLUS 1 Additional Bonus Therapy (tailored specifically to you by the doctor after your consult)

*You get ALL of this for just $88

(originally priced @ $248).

Hear What Our Patients Say

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Based on 246 reviews
Iv Iv
Iv Iv
2023-02-23
My husband has been dealing with lower back pain for years. Did some research online and made an appointment with Elite. This was about 3 years ago, and my husband is still with Dr Michael. :)
Stella Amanda
Stella Amanda
2023-02-22
I found out about Elite Spine Centres after struggling with neck and shoulder pain and migraines. I have never tried chiropractic before. I had my own doubts and concerns. But decided to give it a try anyway based on the good review from Google. From the first moment I reached out, the team has always been very helpful and friendly. I came with lots of questions about my condition as well as the chiropractic itself. Dr. Mike understood my concern. He patiently explained every time I have questions, about my progress and also any other symptoms/sensation that I noticed after starting treatment. At the initial process, he gave a gentler adjustment, until I was more accustomed to the experience. He even went the extra mile to provide me with resources to help me exercise/train my shoulder. The comprehensive treatment, stretches and exercises given to me helped my symptoms a lot. They haven't completely gone away as this is a long process. But I haven't taken any painkiller again since then. Overall, great experience. I've even recommended this place to friends are experiencing similar issues. Thank you Dr. Mike and team :)
Ks Chia
Ks Chia
2023-02-21
Very professional and caring team. Mum’s spinal issue improved after trying all sorts of therapy elsewhere. Knee problem has always been an issue too and i have seen great improvement.
Narayan
Narayan
2023-02-18
Since am working in healthcare industry for 30+ years, rarely I will comment on medical treatments & Outcomes due to lot of unknown factors. However, this time I felt compelled to write this review for sharing my personal experiences with Dr Mike and his professionally trained team from Elite Spine Care centre. First, up all I have had a pleasant treatment and impressed with customized therapy and clinical services provided over 16 sessions at timely manner. They never acted like they didn’t have time for me. I received extensive help at any time from Dr Mike and all clinical and admin staffs, which I really appreciated. Since am in Technology side, my job required extensive work on IT systems, cause of that end of the day I used to have severe pain on my right neck, right shoulder and right leg. I got this pain from late 2015 when I attempted to lift a heavy object Since then I had a weaving Scapula on right shoulder & radiating pain on right neck and arm. I had numerous number of consultations with Ortho and spine specialists, MRI and CT studies and Physiotherapy sessions start from 2015. However, pain had increased steeply and even led to muscle loss on my right arm and shoulder joints. I could not bear the pain and decided to search for alternate treatments such as Ayurvedic, Traditional Chinese massage, accupuncture, etc at various places. By God’s, grace one of my friend introduced Dr Mike and intially signed up for 16 sessions at discounted and offordable price I would like to say what a positive experience I had with Dr Mike and his team. They explained everything to me and made every visit more comfortable and worry free. After 4 sessions, I have realised the benefits and now I do not have much pain and recovering from muscle loss and scapula weaving. I have planned to extend the treatment for another 1 year for stabilise the condition. Right now am looking forward to have regular session with Dr Mike and his team. Once again my sincere thanks to Dr Mike, his therapists and all Clinical and administrative staffs for the respect and care that you have showed me. You are always very special people in my heart
Muhd Hidayat
Muhd Hidayat
2023-02-08
Dr Mike and the Elite Gang have been amazing hosts in my chiropractic journey. Dr Mike often emphasises that chiropractic isn't a one-day miracle cure. Chiropractic is about the re-introduction of movements in which the body has not utilised and maintaining them. In the beginning, I was looking for a treatment that would help elevate the ache between my shoulder blades from physical activities. Dr Mike provided a fluid program which resulted in an improvement on my shoulder mobility and the ache reduced gradually. Eventually, my aim is to be more aware of my body structure and search for methods to improve muscle recovery after intense physical activities. Armed with skilled hands, new technology and a friendly, caring team, Elite Spine has provided me with an amazing care in my recovery and fine-tuning of my body. Thanks ya'lls!!
Xin Yu Chua
Xin Yu Chua
2023-02-07
I had severe aching from the lower back down to my feet, it was so bad that I absolutely needed a massage almost everyday. Just a few sessions at Elite Spine made a huge difference and I could now walk/ stand for a long time and run abit without experiencing much soreness. Sleep quality also improved. I also like that there were home stretches recommended to improve condition and body posture. Doctors and staff there were very friendly, I could bring my toddler with me when needed. A tremendous improvement in quality of life, thank you!
Henry Loh
Henry Loh
2023-01-25
I am very thankful that my son, Ryan, also client there, recommended me to Elite Spine Centre. I have undergo the treatment for my lumbar stenosis for slightly more than a month & I am able to stand & walk longer with much lesser pain. Dr Mike & Dr Fraser, and the team are very friendly and professional in dealing with the treatment/ providing services. they provide valuable advice and they do NOT do hard selling. The treatment they provided is complete treatment for the whole body spine with different type of treatments that tailor to your issues. Thank you very much.. Henry Loh
Dream88Win
Dream88Win
2023-01-20
I am very thankful that I have came across this Chiropractor Centre that I have undergo the treatment for my stiff neck and shoulder. I been through few chiropractor centres in Singapore and I would said that this centre that you do NOT want to miss. Dr mike and the team is very friendly and professional in dealing with the treatment/ providing services. they provide valuable advice and they do NOT do hard selling. The treatment they provided is complete treatment for the whole body spine with different type of treatments that tailor to your issues..
Edward Ng
Edward Ng
2023-01-09
Elite Spine Centre is one of the best & most well-equipped chiropractic centre located in SG. Dr Mike is extremely professional & well versed in his field. Having a vast knowledge & experience, he is able to diagnose the root of the issue & work up a treatment plan aiming towards having a lasting recovery instead of just simply "cracking" a few bones to treat only the symptoms temporarily. The team of awesome ladies at Elite Spine Centre, ever friendly & approachable, is always there to ensure that the patient's treatment runs smoothly throughout the whole process. Most definitely recommend anyone seeking chiropractic treatment to visit Elite Spine Centre. Thank you Dr Mike & the awesome team of ladies at Elite Spine Centre 🤙🏾
Nastassja Conning
Nastassja Conning
2023-01-04
Dr Mike and his team are just fantastic in every way. I’ve been to other chiro’s in the past and nothing compares to elite spinal centre! Dr Mike genuinely cares about what the issue is, how you’re feeling and the best way to get you better. Above this, his team are incredibly kind, caring and just make you feel at ease. Could not recommend them enough.

More About Posture Disorders

It is crucial to ensure you maintain good posture to prevent the below conditions.

If you suspect you or a loved one is experiencing these conditions, book an appointment with us so we can help you figure out the next steps.

To find out more about why the correct posture is vital, read more here.

Scoliosis

Scoliosis is a medical disorder where the spine curves to one side in a C or S-shaped curve.

Scoliosis can occur in middle or late childhood. Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis, the most common type amongst adolescents, frequently involves the thoracic spine. This leads to a rather noticeable hump in the mid-back, especially when they bend forward, often only on one side.

Meanwhile, adult scoliosis affects the lumbar spine typically. As we grow, our spines may degrade, leading to this type of scoliosis, also known as degenerative scoliosis. In some cases, adult scoliosis can also be a secondary symptom of other medical conditions such as tumours.

Scoliosis can be mild, moderate, or severe.

The Cobb angle, the standard measurement for determining and tracking scoliosis progression, is calculated to measure spinal curvature.

Different scoliosis treatment options are available depending on the curvature’s severity:

 

  • Less than 20° – Conduct observation with regular check-ups and x-rays. Chiropractic care is recommended to prevent the worsening of mild scoliosis.
  • Between 20° to 40° – Bracing to slow down the progression of the spinal curve until skeletal maturity
  • More than 40° – Depending on the locations of the significant curves and if they impact organ function or risk of further progression, spine surgery (sometimes spinal fusion) may be considered in cases of severe scoliosis.

Types of Scoliosis

Idiopathic Scoliosis

Idiopathic scoliosis generally means that the cause of the scoliosis is undetected. This is one of the most common forms of scoliosis (80%) that affects children and adolescents, especially when they go through a growth spurt.

Common signs of this type of scoliosis are uneven shoulders, prominent rib cage or protruding shoulder blades on one side and uneven hips. People with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis may also experience back pain earlier in their life.

Early detection from health screening and treatment of idiopathic scoliosis in children and adolescents can play a massive role in the nature and severity of their scoliosis as they age.

Degenerative Scoliosis

Degenerative scoliosis occurs when your spinal discs have degenerated. Arthritis in the joints that connect the vertebrae is also a cause of degenerative scoliosis.

Congenital Scoliosis

Congenital scoliosis is a birth abnormality that causes a curved spine and is frequently accompanied by other organ problems such as kidney disorders, cardiac abnormalities, and genitourinary tract anomalies.

Neuromuscular Scoliosis

Neuromuscular scoliosis is when the nerves or muscles that support the spine lose control, usually due to cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis or muscular dystrophy.

Functional Scoliosis

Functional scoliosis is a type of scoliosis that is secondary to functional problems such as:

 

  • Misalignment of spinal elements
  • Muscular imbalances
  • Lower limb pathology
  • Postural changes

Tech Neck

Tech neck, also known as cervical kyphosis, is a painful condition that comes from the hunchback posture many people adopt when using their electronic devices.

Your head weighs around 5kg when you look straight ahead. However, even when you bend forward just 15 degrees forward to glance at your phone, it doubles the weight of your head, putting it at about 12kg.

Consider how much weight your neck muscles, upper back, and shoulders have to support when you bend your neck at 45 degrees!

Because you’re shifting your centre of gravity forward, your muscles will have to work harder. As a result, they’re supporting a heavier head, resulting in neck pain.

This pain is often the first symptom of tech neck. Others include:

 

  • Headaches
  • Constantly tense upper back and shoulders
  • Numbness or tingling in the hands
  • Hand weakness
  • Rotator cuff tendonitis

If left untreated, tech neck could lead to inevitable long-term consequences, such as:

 

  • Tension headaches
  • Herniated discs
  • Neck sprains similar to whiplash injuries
  • Cervical radiculopathy – A disease process marked by nerve compression from herniated disc material or arthritic bone spurs. This impingement typically produces neck and radiating arm pain or numbness, sensory deficits or motor dysfunction in the neck, arm(s), hand(s) and finger(s).
  • Problems with balance – Due to the head’s centre of gravity shifting more in front of the body, the prolonged forward head position associated with tech neck has been related to worse balance control.
  • Jaw ache – Jaw discomfort, also known as temporomandibular joint (TMJ) pain, can be caused by a misalignment in the cervical spine or muscle imbalances.
  • If left untreated, the forward bending caused by staring at your screen could become permanent. You may develop an irreparable hunchback appearance.

Invest in Your Health Today and Prevent Future Complications Caused by Poor Posture!

Elite Spine Centres provides conservative therapy that has saved many people from risky and costly surgeries.

Treat scoliosis and other postural problems holistically with our expert team of chiropractors!

Rest assured, our professionals will be able to help accurately assess, diagnose, and treat the root causes of your issues.

In the rare, severe cases that we can’t, we will collaborate with you to find out the best solutions for your health goals!