How To Find A Good Chiropractor
Chiropractors today in many parts of the world are an important part of a comprehensive and integrated healthcare system aimed at prevention. Because there are no drug interactions to worry about and very few, if any, side effects.
Chiropractic is often offered as a treatment to most common neuro-musculoskeletal conditions with other pain management methods. So finding the best and right Chiropractor will help you on your road to health and recovery.
First, finding the right Chiropractor for your health needs don’t just happen. You must know what your needs and wants for whatever conditions you are inquiring about. Most importantly, know your health goals in order to find the right one!
Question: What should I look for when choosing a chiropractor?
Answer: Choosing a chiropractor may be difficult. With the rise of pain-related symptoms in Singapore, there is a significant rise in chiropractic clinics popping up every month. Nevertheless, there are a few key factors you can use to narrow down your choices.
What Is Chiropractic?
Before we figure out how to find a good chiropractor, we first need to understand what is chiropractic all about.
A chiropractor is a health care professional focused on the diagnosis and treatment of neuromuscular disorders. Healing Hands chiropractors emphasis on treatment through manual adjustment and/or manipulation of the spine. We have also written a summary on how to find the right Chiropractor in Singapore at our Home Page.
At Healing Hands Chiropractic Singapore, our chiropractors;
- Provides effective pain relief
- Provides customized treatment programs according to your condition
- Prescribes specific diet and exercise advice
- Allows a safe, honest and open communication
- Advises you on your daily lifestyle to eliminate unhealthy habits
- Provides a professional and patient-centric environment
- Spends quality time treating & educating you
For a more in-depth discussion on what is chiropractic, World Health Organization (WHO) has created Guidelines on Basic Training and Safety in Chiropractic in 11 different languages.
5 Ways To Find A Good Chiropractor
As there are many chiropractors & resources out there, there will be a lot of information on how to choose a good chiropractor. We have come up with 5 ways we believe will help us determine if the chiropractor is good or not.
1) Know your health goals, your purpose before you start searching for a chiropractor. Is it to merely get out of pain or to treat the root cause of the problem or even to enhance your sports performance?
Chiropractors today use many different techniques as their mode of treatment. Some choose their technique based on personal preference, some choices based on their experiences. Nevertheless, there is a myriad of conditions that the right Chiropractor can help, including:
2) Integrity and confidence of the chiropractor.
One of the first things to be aware of in a Chiropractic doctor is personal and professional integrity. A doctor with integrity has both trust and confidence in each and every one of his patients that confidence is a reflection of his/her pride in providing proper treatments and getting you the results you expect or agreed upon. The right Chiropractor will render only the best treatment for your health needs to get the quickest and best results. If Chiropractic is not the proper treatment for you, the right Chiropractor will have no problem referring you to another health care professional to manage or co-manage your case.
A common question among chiropractors in Singapore is “How much does each visit cost after the initial consultation promotion?”. We believe that prices should be publicly available for you to have an idea of how much does the overall treatment cost. At Healing Hands Chiropractic, our wellness care plan is dependant on our chiropractor’s assessment of your condition which ranges from $75 to $120 per session. Generally most of our patient with mild symptoms only requires an average of 25 visits to see improvement on their conditions
3) Word of mouth and reviews
This is absolutely a great place to start for anyone who has anxiety or doubts about finding the right Chiropractor or Chiropractic clinic. A Positive word of mouth regarding the health professional you are seeking is a very good sign and it eases anyone’s doubts or worry’s. If you are considering chiropractic for the first time or considering choosing a different chiropractor, listen to others in your network more than the just ads.
We are all aware how easy it is to look good in a well thought out advertisement, but the right Chiropractor for you is more often found by listening to others around you that have experienced firsthand that right Chiropractor or Chiropractic Clinic. You can start by finding those with positive reviews.
Read through the reviews and determine if the reviews are genuine or superficial. It is easy to get one outlet to rank 4.9/5 stars but to do that across all their clinic with detailed review of the patient’s recovery journey shows the quality of said clinic.
4) Clinical competency and experience of the clinician.
For those seekers, we cannot emphasize enough how extremely important this is. Doctors of Chiropractic have been through extensive training and education to become healthcare providers. This training includes proper examination, proper diagnosis, and proper treatment protocols. If a Chiropractor lacks in any one of these three essential areas, he or she should not be treating you. Choose a Chiropractor or Chiropractic Clinic with the highest of standards and ethics.
What does this mean for you? If a chiropractor doesn’t talk to you about your health history and your current condition, doesn’t give you an initial physical examination (checking posture, range of motion, etc.), doesn’t give you a diagnosis (cause of) regarding your condition, and won’t explain your treatment program it may not be the right Chiropractor or Chiropractic Clinic.
Do some research on the clinic. Some simple question that comes to mind;
5) A willingness to refer to the chiropractor.
For Some Chiropractors or Chiropractic Clinics, they seem to treat conditions that are out of the realm of Chiropractic. This relates to Tip #2 and #4 because treating a smorgasbord of conditions does not imply and/or make a Chiropractor great or right; it implies lack of focus and knowledge. Although chiropractic treatment with an underlying disease is fine (assuming no contraindications for treatment), chiropractors should not be treating you specifically for that disease or claiming they cure conditions such as cancer, diabetes, heart disease or other illnesses.
The right Chiropractor or Chiropractic Clinic will know to refer you and/or co-manage your condition with the right specialist. Lastly, the right Chiropractor will always practice within their scope of practice and not deter from it for the sake of a sale.
After all the research has been made, make a few phone calls and ask about appointment availability, insurance coverage, hours, etc. This is to determine if you are treated with patience, courtesy and respect by the chiropractic clinic.
Once you have shortlisted the right chiropractor for you, ask yourself these
- Are the people in the chiropractic clinic friendly and helpful?
- Does your chiropractor give sufficient time to you on the first visit and on every subsequent visit?
- Did your chiropractor provide you with an accurate analysis of your condition base on your findings and feelings?
- Does he or she appear eager to help you get better as quickly as possible and to empower you to take care of yourself in the future?
- Do you feel comfortable with your new chiropractor?
- Are you getting better as a result of the treatments and not just the mere passage of time? (When effective and holistic treatment is given, most patients will see a significant improvement within the first few weeks of care.)
- Quick 2-3 minute treatment session
- Extremely cheap price range such as $8 or $38
- Unnecessary repetition x-ray studies
- Extensive treatment package “70 session”,”90 sessions”,”120 sessions” (Generally most patient with mild symptoms only requires an average of 25 visits to see improvement on their conditions)
- Multiple treatment packages sold in one establishment by a “Sale consultant” (chiropractic treatment, TCM treatment, Ultrasound treatment, physio treatment, dry needling, massage, etc…)
- Pressure to sign up for or attend maintenance or preventive care programs.
- No improvement or even worsening result after 1 or 2 months of treatment
- Most importantly, your new chiropractor should be willing to refer you to another healthcare provider if chiropractic treatment is not producing positive results in a timely fashion.
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Frequently asked questions (FAQ)
It is a very safe & accurate thermographic scanner that scans the full spine or segmental parts of the spine in approximately 15 seconds. The Tytron detects areas of asymmetry as well as indicate areas with greater temperature due to acute soft tissue damage.
The Tytron scanner uses precision sensors, speciality lenses and a unique focusing system to give the chiropractor the most accurate and repeatable information available. You will be given a print out of your result on the first visit.
A Healing Hands Chiropractic Singapore physician primary focus is the human spine. Additionally, our Chiropractor’s primary focus is the physiological relationship between the joints, muscles, bones, and the body’s central nervous system. A Healing Hands chiropractor will adjust the joints using a high velocity and low amplitude force to restore any dysfunction (pain) and/ or restrictions that exist in joints of the spine and skeletal system. Though, a Healing Hands chiropractor main focus is the spine, because it protects the central nervous system Healing Hands also exercise a very strong background in nutritional assessment, ergonomics, exercise physiology and wellness health care.
Healing Hands Chiropractors primarily use a hands-on and holistic approach, we also utilize various other treatment modalities such as electrical stimulation, ultrasound, bodywork etc. to get our patients back to health. Chiropractic physicians typically earn a “D.C.” or a Doctor of Chiropractic from accredited institutions in the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Europe, South Africa and many more.
A neuro-musculoskeletal rehabilitator primary focus is on the recovery of functions of the human body through the use of exercise physiology. Our treatment focus as a Healing Hands neuro-musculoskeletal rehabilitator is to restore movement thus to promote circulation, take away dysfunction/pain and thus restore your health. This will be done in a variety of ways or techniques that are specific to each individual or patient, for instance, we will utilize specific strengthening, stretching, modalities, joint mobilization, a myofascial release of muscle fibres &/or neuromuscular facilitation, etc.
A Healing Hands Chiropractic physician primary focus is the human spine. Additionally, our Chiropractor’s primary focus is the physiological relationship between the joints, muscles, bones, and the body’s central nervous system. A Healing Hands chiropractor will adjust the joints using a high velocity and low amplitude force to restore any dysfunction (pain) and/ or restrictions that exist in joints of the spine and skeletal system. Though, a Healing Hands chiropractor main focus is the spine, because it protects the central nervous system Healing Hands also exercise a very strong background in nutritional assessment, ergonomics, exercise physiology and wellness health care.
Healing Hands Chiropractors primarily use a hands-on and a holistic approach, we also utilize various other treatment modalities such as electrical stimulation, ultrasound, body work etc. to get our patients back to health. Chiropractic physicians typically earn a “D.C.” or a Doctor of Chiropractic from accredited institutions in the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Europe, South Africa and many more.
A neuro-musculoskeletal rehabilitator primary focus is on the recovery of functions of the human body through the use of exercise physiology. Our treatment focus as a Healing Hands neuro-musculoskeletal rehabilitator is to restore movement thus to promote circulation, take away dysfunction/pain and thus restore your health. This will be done in a variety of ways or techniques that is specific to each individual or patient for instance we will utilize specific strengthening, stretching, modalities, joint mobilization, myo-fascial release of muscle fibers &/or neuromuscular facilitation, etc.
Here at Healing Hands Chiropractic Singapore, the Chiropractic adjustment should not be painful. However, in some instances when the patient is either acute or chronic the muscles and ligaments may prove to be guarded or sensitive to the touch, these are some exceptions.
A thorough examination of your complaints and conditions can alleviate any concerns that you may have.
Benefits of getting a chiropractic treatment helps with reducing pain and increase joint mobility. We’ve written an article all about it here.
There also seams to be a lot of concern on the safety of getting adjusted by a chiropractor. We have been treating thousand of patients since 2010 and many have benefited from it. We believe in education so we have put up a blog page all about chiropractics. We hope to tell people more about chiropractics so that people can understand and appreciate chiropracics.
Our initial consultation would be $75 for all our chiropractors and $100 for our clinical director Dr. Marc
Our Initial Consultation includes:
– Full Spinal Scan
– Posture Analysis
– Dr Consultation
– Physical Examination
– Report of Findings
Our treatment cost is dependent on your condition, severity and any other underlying issues.
In general, our treatment range from $75-$110 per session