General Chiropractics Knowledge

What is the difference between Chiropractic & Physiotherapy?

PT is short for Physiotherapy and it focuses on the muscolosketetal system specifically. Most physiotherapists will focus on strengthening, relaxing, and stretching the muscle.

When we combine Chiropractic ( specific approach toward function of body joints and spine) and Physiotherapy, the person will have more comprehensive care of their condition.

Research has stated that when chiropractic is used in conjunction with physiotherapy, together they produce faster and longer lasting results when it comes to chronic pain management.

Chiropractic doesn’t cure asthma, sinus, and any respiratory related health problem

Where does asthma, respiratory related problem come from? They are a common chronic inflammatory disease of the airway. The cause can be genetic or environmental.

Constantly wheezing and coughing due to those factors can cause spasm of ribcage muscle. There are spinal nerves that come from the spinal cord that specifically connect to your lungs and other parts o the respiration system.

Any irritation of spinal nerves will cause interruption of he respiratory system responses effectively to the spinal cord then to the brain. The chiropractic adjustment is merely there to restore the interruption of spinal nerve and our main CPU of body, our brain.

Our body has ability to regenerate tissues and cells under the right nutrition and environment. Chiropractic mainly facilitates the restoration of this nerve communication. It can’t cure asthma or any other respiratory related problem, but your own body does.

Chiropractic doesn’t work, I tried it before.

Chiropractic is not something that will works if you only give it try once and expecting 100% full recovery and total transformation of life.

Chiropractic simply facilitates the healing of body. Healing takes time and it definitely requires patience. So how do we know if our patient is recovering under chiropractic?

Every 10-12 visits the chiropractor will do re-assessment examination where we are using objective test to keep track of his or her recovery.

If our patient has undergone numerous chiropractic adjustment treatments and still no results, we will advise him or her to seek other health care providers with our professional referrals.

Chiropractors are not real doctors. They are quacks.

If by definition of real doctors you mean MD or GP, or OBGYN, you are right, we are definitely not MDs or GPs. Chiropractors don’t prescribe drugs or surgery in our practice. Does it mean we are totally against drug and surgery?

Absolutely not, drugs and surgery have their own place in the medical system. It is up to the right qualified professionals to decide the usage of drugs and surgery. For those seeking pain management thru drugs and surgery instead of focusing on the core problem, then chiropractic is definitely not the right choice for you.

Chiropractors are offering a less invasive method to deal with your pain management and as well as healthy, normal life style. Proper chiropractic training must be obtained usually with 4 years of additional education after graduating from college or university.

Chiropractic as a profession is also registered with the WHO (World Health Organisation) and recognized in many countries.

Chiropractic is no different than TCM, Tui Na, and Massage.

This is the question I get the most during my workshop. TCM focus on the flow of Qi (energy) through the body. It is believed that any blockage of Qi will result sickness, pain and uneasy of human body. TCM will utilize herbal supplement, cubbing, tuina and massage to “unblock” the Qi and occasion bon setting.

Chiropractic is clinical application of biomechanics and neurology in the human body. We utilize diagnostic imagine such as X-ray, MRI, etc to determine the function of joints and muscle.

Chiropractors focus on find the root of problem which causes ache, pain , numbness, weakness in the muscle. Chiropractor also prescribe home rehab exercise to help person recovery faster.

Chiropractic is not an evidence based practice.

Maybe you had a bad experience in some chiropractic clinic or practice. Chiropractic has solid evidence based research to back up the benefit. Chiropractic is recognized and regulated with WHO (World Health Organization) as well as many other associations.

It is part of public health system in many countries such as America, Canada, Australia, UK, NZ, etc. Here is the link of top 10 evidence base research paper that is by third party to state the benefit and safety of chiropractic. Check it out.

Don’t take your kids to Chiropractor. It is waste of time and money

In fact, more and more parents are taking their children to chiropractors. Parents in Singapore always want a head start for their children in academics, why not head start them in health as well. Less sick days from school means more academic advancement throughout the year. And better posture will lead to better personal development and increased confidence in life.

The link below is from the best selling book in Australia called “ Well Adjusted Baby”, it has 10 reasons parents from all over the world are taking their healthy children to chiropractors.

Chiropractic is dangerous for pregnant moms.

Chiropractic is very safe throughout pregnancy. Chiropractic is very effective towards low back pain, neck pain, and headaches. Many expecting moms in Singapore are also women working full time. If you are not pregnant, you can take pain killers or medication to manage those aches and pains.

However, it is not recommended to take strong medication during pregnancy because of the potential harm for the baby. What will be the alternative way to ensure you have a comfortable and pleasant pregnancy? Chiropractic can be your solution! The chiropractors will not prescribe any drug or surgery.

Here is the link from American pregnancy organization to state the benefit and safety of chiropractic care for pregnant moms. Many expecting moms are already benefiting from utilizing chiropractic care during their pregnancy.

I am an amateur/professional sport athlete. Chiropractic can’t help me with my sports performance.

Pretend you are a F-1 professional driver. You have many years of experience and practice to perfect your technique to run a perfect record on track. On your race day, your F1 race car only has 3 wheels and everyone is expecting you to reproduce that perfect record you have practiced. What do you think what will happen?

Sports injuries are very common for amateur and professional athletic. Can you ignore it? Can you race with 3 wheels car? Chiropractic is effective when it comes to sports injury recovery. Many well known athletes are constantly under Chiropractic care even they are not competing.

The link below states the reason and benefit of choosing chiropractic for your sport injury solution

About The Treatments

Can I afford Chiropractic Treatments?

If money is a concern, then there are options available to help. In Singapore, many private health insurance companies are offering more coverage and options for chiropractic treatment. They are affordable and comprehensive.

Not many people know this but as patients, you can find out if your insurance company provides options to cover the health care cost. Send us an email and we will help you to find the solutions.

Do I need X Rays?

During the first consultation, the chiropractor will decide whether or not to recommend x-ray. IF x-ray is needed, the service will be conducted by our authorized partner and it will range anywhere from $35-$250 depend on the region of spine.

Can I bring along my existing X Rays?

It will be beneficial to bring along any existing X Rays as long they are taken within 6 to 8 months. And any special diagnosis images within 6-8 months are fine.

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