Is Chiropractor(chiropractic care) For You?
If you're in pain, & looking for a chiropractor in Singapore to fix your neck pain, strained muscles, improve overall health, learn how this article is for you looking for chiropractors in Singapore. Learn how reviews are sometimes not the best gauge for chiropractic adjustment/ treatment.
In Singapore, pain solutions involve a range of pain management clinics, & a chiropractor is one of them. Chiropractors (in the united states or locally) see a host of back pain, chronic pain, spine pain, low back pain, & other specific conditions relating to musculoskeletal pain. In Singapore, chiropractic, however, is filed under alternative medicine as opposed to physical therapy,
What exactly does a Chiropractor do?
Big question for everyone is, are they medical doctors? A chiropractor, technically, is a doctor of chiropractic as the course of study allows them to practise chiropractic treatments that are evidence-based to patients, & are registered with the chiropractic association of Singapore. Chiropractors are known by most people for spinal manipulation/ chiropractic adjustment(that audible popping sounds), & seeing patients with complaints(not limited to):
Chiropractors, study how a variety of health conditions(disorders) can be traced back to the spine, & the reason is due to the misalignment of the vertebrates, & that chiropractic care (adjustment) on the body can help restore balance & flow from the nervous system aiding in its optimal function(s), thus the emphasis on adjustments. Chiropractors also believe in the body being able to help regulate self-healing(improve health) without medicine from the doctor(general practitioner). If you haven't read our interesting article about chiropractors in Singapore(are they doctors, types of treatments) read it in the link here.
During your first visit in a chiropractic clinic in Singapore, x-rays may be asked to be taken if the chiropractor feels like he/she needs to see deeper & clearer to diagnose the root cause of your pain(& make sure no red flags for them to work with you), which chiropractors claims may be due to the misalignment of even the smallest bone. The average treatment time (in Singapore) for most chiropractors spent towards patients is about 10-15 minutes as adjustment of the spine needs little set up time. A full spine assessment on the first consultation may take a little longer into the session for most people as a thorough medical history & conditions are done with orthopaedic assessments to come up with a diagnosis, & where they can take the treatment to better your overall health.
How much does a chiropractic in Singapore cost?
Prices of chiropractic care clinics in Singapore ranges, from their keen interests(specialty) of treatment(some chiropractic treatment for certain disorders takes extra training), experience(s), types of chiropractic services(eg machines, tools, modalities, massage, etc), business model(eg chiropractic group), & they include(to name a few):
How often should I go to the chiropractor?
Everything depends on your health conditions & if your chiropractic session is giving you the pain relief that you seek, which you can usually tell within 4 to 7 visits(sometimes even in a session), where you will go the most frequent at the beginning, & working towards less frequent as you resume daily activities with a pain-free range of motion. Buying a huge package for a new patient to just get chiropractic adjustments only will not make sense as it just touches on a very small aspect of ridding any form of back pain, the best chiropractors/ chiropractic doctor will never sell a large package based on just joint manipulation to help with improving health, but to also advise other activities such as resistance training & regular stretching.
Do I need a Chiropractor/ chiropractic?
The type of chiropractic session chiropractors will do for you, depends on the diagnosis for the best results. If you are still wondering, treatments results from patients vary from another, that some short term pain relief can be found, some no change, & some whose lower back pain, fully treated. If you are looking for natural healings that don't involve any spine cracking, instead of putting chiropractic first in your mind, now you can think of functional stretch therapy for both short term, & long term benefits as your body goes through gentle spinal decompression therapy & each session is 50 minutes, compared to when you see other health care provider (eg when you see a chiropractor in this case). A spinal manipulation(chiropractic adjustments) takes less than a minute to do under an experienced chiropractor, & depending on your diagnosis, may advise you to do some exercise to help strengthen the surrounding areas. FST as well is a session where you can have low-intensity exercise whilst working with the stretch therapist.
As matter of fact, we work with plenty of chiropractors in Singapore, & the one that you are looking for may just be our partnered chiropractic clinic & other doctors to provide a holistic treatment!
Verdict about chiropractic doctor in Singapore
Chiropractic works, but not for everyone, & the risks associated with injury from the treatment of your spine with chiropractic is low. Your health doesn't improve solely via chiropractic treatment(adjustment), you would be missing out on the strengthening(exercising part) which is a very important pillar of health. Functional stretch therapy incorporated gentle exercises through stretching your fascia(soft tissue), gentle spine traction(not chiropractic manipulation), with the joint capsule getting more oxygen, improving the overall health of both your muscles, organs, blood flow throughout, & lastly to allow better recovery of your systems.
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