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Why chiropractic medicine could be the answer to your back, joint pains

Are you suffering from recurring back and joint pains? Maybe it’s time for you to see a chiropractor.

Defined as the “diagnosis and treatment of the musculoskeletal system – particularly the spinal column”, Chiropractic Medicine is pretty much uncommon in this part of the world.

In fact, only a handful of Filipinos are informed about this type of alternative medicine, said Dr. Mark Enriquez, founder of the Singapore-based Alpha Chiropractic, which has a newly opened branch at Centuria Medical Makati in Kalayaan Avenue, Makati.

“Oftentimes, Filipinos who experience back discomfort or body aches usually head over to the nearest massage salons to alleviate their pain. What they don’t know is that while massages can temporarily ease the pain, the discomfort would still be there in a matter of days as the body is already experiencing an imbalance in the musculoskeletal structure,” he said.

In most cases, the pain stems from a spinal disproportion or imbalance that leads to the body not functioning properly. If not treated, the imbalance can lead to the body wearing out, which overtime can cause injury and pain.

Dr. Enriquez believes that this is where chiropractic medicine offers a solution as it treats the imbalance and pain through the realignment and manipulation of the spine and joints.

Unlike massages which can temporarily ease the discomfort, chiropractic gets to the root of the issue. Using specific treatment plans, chiropractors perform a variety of adjustments and therapies to the body, particularly in the spinal area, to increase optimal body function and remove unwanted strains and injuries.

In the Philippines, there are 34 registered chiropractors, and only 23 of these are based in Metro Manila.This small number prompted Dr. Enriquez to expand and bring his Australian-accredited practice here.

Founded in 2011 with Dr. Gerry Toh Yewsheng, Alpha Chiropractic is now one of the most reputable and sought after Chiropractic clinics in Singapore that cater to athletes and patients alike.

An Australian citizen born to Filipino parents, Dr. Mark Enriquez is an internationally certified Chiropractic Sports Practitioner (ICCSP)  and registered member of the Chiropractors Registration Board of Australia (AHPRA). He also has extensive experience working as a team sports chiropractor with athletes in their sporting injuries, exercise, and nutrition regimes.

According to Dr. Enriquez, locating his Chiropractic clinic in a world-class outpatient medical mall like Centuria would enable him to promote and highlight the medical practice to various communities such as residents, athletes, fitness enthusiasts and employees.

“Centuria Medical Makati is the perfect partner for my chiropractic service since it is situated within a prime location. I also consider this as a one-stop shop community that would enable me to raise awareness for Chiro not just in Century City but also in the Philippines,” he said.

Dr. Mark Enriquez, founder of the Singapore-based Alpha Chiropractic, has expanded his practice in the Philippines through a new branch at Centuria Medical in Kalayaan Avenue, Makati.

Source: Manila Bulletin | February 25, 2017

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