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Are you suffering from lower back pain or other pain ailments? Should you see a chiropractor? We are proud to present the ultimate resource guide on chiropractic. Everything you need to know about chiropractic and chiropractors in Singapore.

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The 100% Truth about Chiropractic

Hi, my name is Dr Jenny Li. I am a fully qualified Doctor of Chiropractic, and I graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic in the United States. I have practised in Hong Kong and at an established chiropractic brand in Singapore for six years before founding Singapore Pain Solutions.

Over the years, I realised that many people have misconceptions about what chiropractic can or cannot do. On top of that, some self-proclaimed chiropractors are tainting the industry with poor practices such as hard-sell sales tactics and making bizarre claims.

I believe that it will be a good idea to put up a resource guide, so people can better understand and appreciate chiropractic. Having the right information to make an informed decision is critical especially when we are talking about issues relating to your health.

Do feel free to drop us a message on our Facebook page or send us an email if you have any further doubts.

Understanding Chiropractic & Chiropractors

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A Typical Chiropractic Adjustment Session

What is Chiropractic?

According to the definition by World Health Organisation (WHO):

Chiropractic is a health care profession concerned with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disorders of the neuromusculoskeletal system and the effects of these disorders on general health. There is an emphasis on manual techniques, including joint adjustment and/or manipulation, with a particular focus on the subluxation.

Spinal manipulation dates back to Hippocrates and the ancient Greek physicians, the discovery of chiropractic is attributed to D.D. Palmer in 1895, with the first school for the training of chiropractors commencing in the United States of America in Davenport, Iowa in 1897.

What can chiropractic treat?

  • Upper, Mid or Low Back Pain
  • Neck Pain & Stiffness
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Numbness/Tingling
  • Chest Pain
  • Extremity Pain (Arm & Leg)
  • Hip Pain
  • Knee Pain
  • Ankle/Foot Pain
  • Headaches

Any chiropractor who claims that chiropractic can treat ailments outside of this list is likely to be one whom you shouldn't trust. If you are suffering from any of these pain ailments, do give chiropractic a try.

What can't chiropractic treat?

  • Asthma
  • Flu
  • Diabetes

These are just some examples of conditions that chiropractic cannot help. Apparently due to malpractices by some chiropractors, some patients are mislead into believing that chiropractic is a miracle cure for everything.

 

How can I identify a good chiropractor?

We’ve written an article all about it here.

But in summary: Good chiropractors don’t hard-sell, don’t ask you to sign any package that is more than 12 sessions, focus on solving your issues and don't make ludicrous claims.

 

How are chiropractors qualified?

Chiropractors go through a rigorous education of at least five years, and the syllabus is certified by an independent international body – the Council of Chiropractic Education. The World Health Organisation (WHO) also issues guidelines on the training and safety of chiropractic.

Why are chiropractors not regulated in Singapore?

Chiropractors in Singapore are self-regulated by the Chiropractic Association, and it sets the standards of practising chiropractic in Singapore, on top of those guidelines that have been set by WHO.

The Association also regularly hold dialogues with the Ministry of Health (MOH) to review the industry’s best practices. In one dialogue, MOH revealed that CASE received only seven complaints against chiropractors in five years.

While it is currently not regulated by MOH, it’s a matter of time before the industry matures and the authorities decide to step in.

Are there risks involved in chiropractic treatment?

There are risks involved in any healthcare business. Botched procedures in hospitals happen on a daily basis, but they largely go unreported. You should understand the risks involved before consenting to treatment.

It is also good to take the extra time to look for a reliable chiropractor to take care of your needs. In extreme cases, a chiropractic patient may suffer a stroke, therefore it is vital to consult before any adjustment.

Before you come to visit, do have a clear idea of your health history and bring along any accompanying medical documents. The more information you provide, the better the advice we can give and the lower the risks.

 

Medical Research shows that Chiropractic helps

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Frequently Asked Questions about Chiropractic

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Chiropractic @ Singapore Pain Solutions

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What happens during a chiropractic treatment?

  1. Our chiropractor will have a chat with you to understand a few things: health history, existing health conditions, drugs, trauma accidents, surgery, family history illness. It’ll be good if you can bring any accompanying documents to show us. Do bring along any special diagnosis images (x-ray, MRI, etc) that were taken within 6-8 months.
  2. Next, we’ll do chiropractic and orthopaedic examinations, which means we will be looking at your back and legs to identify potential issues.
  3. After that, we will decide whether or not you need to go for an X-ray before administering any treatment.
  4. Finally, you’ll receive your first chiropractic adjustment if you need one.

How much is the cost of one treatment?

We’re not the cheapest nor the most expensive. Each session can be as low as $45. Click here to look at our rates.

Do I need to sign a package? How many sessions should I get? Will you try to hard-sell me a long term package?

While it will save you money, we advise that you come in for a consultation first. After our consultation, we will advise if you should sign up for a package. Give us a try first. We want you to be fully confident in us before signing on the dotted line.

It is our policy not to do any form of hard-selling to our patients.

If any of our staff, try to hard sell to you our services, please get in touch with me directly.

What if chiropractic does not help me?

We work closely with medical partners to offer you solutions in the event there is a need to escalate your case.

Are there different kinds of chiropractic treatments?

Chiropractic adjustments typically involve manipulating the joints. Sometimes, massages and stretching are administered on the soft tissues if needed. Some other techniques include heat or ice application, prescription of rehabilitative exercises and electrical stimulation.

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