If you’re on this page, you’re probably seeking Singapore pain solutions for your health issues and decided on chiropractic services as your preferred treatment.
Yet, there are still some questions in mind:
How much should chiropractic care cost?
What is the price for individual sessions at chiropractic clinics?
How do the prices at a chiropractic clinic compare to consultations from a medical doctor?
Rest assured, you won’t be kept in the dark any longer.
Read on to learn more about the costs of chiropractic services, what to expect when visiting chiropractors in Singapore and how to determine what is right for you.
What is Chiropractic Treatment?
Before we discuss and examine chiropractic care fees in Singapore, we need to understand what Chiropractic is.
When patients understand the goals, it will provide a clearer understanding of pricing at chiropractor clinics in Singapore. (For example, if you didn’t know the difference between glass and diamonds you would wonder why these fairly similar-looking materials cost such different amounts!)
Chiropractic is a registered, regulated profession specialising in the nerve system. A dentist specialises in teeth, a cardiologist on the heart and circulatory system; chiropractors specialise in the nerve system and correct any disruptions in this system.
HOW DOES CHIROPRACTIC INFLUENCE THE NERVOUS SYSTEM?
The nervous system is the internal wiring system of the body. It connects the brain and body so that they can communicate.
The brain controls bodily functions, such as how the organs and muscles work. The nerves also work in reverse, sending messages from the body back to the brain to help us interpret the world, such as through our senses and touch.
It’s important to maintain this communication system via chiropractic care or the body can deteriorate and get sick.
Think of it like your house, you can have the best TV, lamp and laptop, but if the power cables are faulty…nothing works!
To maintain this vital bodily system, a chiropractor must conduct a consultation and physical examination to determine if there is the presence of a problem and, if so, determine the best solution to treat the chiropractic patient.
This is similar to any Medical Doctor or practitioner – all will ask questions then run tests accordingly.
One of the big differences between chiropractors and other healthcare professions is that your chiropractor should ALWAYS base their care and treatment on these tests rather than just symptoms.
This is because improving the function of the body is the best way to reduce those symptoms, which your body produces as a warning sign (such as feeling hot to prevent damage by fire!).
For example, if you are facing neck pain, the average medical practitioner may only treat this particular symptom. However, the source of your neck pain is not addressed, leading to recurring or chronic pain.
It doesn’t mean the symptoms aren’t important; they act as a guide to what the problem is. They can help your chiropractic clinic determine the most appropriate tests to carry out each visit to accurately judge your progress.
Think of it like having high blood pressure; We can’t feel it but it is an important test to carry out, guiding doctors in providing care and prescriptions.
HOW DO CHIROPRACTORS IN SINGAPORE PERFORM TREATMENTS WITHOUT MEDICATION OR SURGERY?
In Singapore, the Ministry of Health (MoH) categorises chiropractic care as alternative medicine. That’s why seeing a chiropractor in Singapore does not require any major operations or prescriptions.
A chiropractic adjustment involves gentle, specific and light movements on the spine to correct misalignments (called Subluxations).
The misalignments close the nerve space (called foramen), applying pressure on the nerves and causing interference, thus preventing the nerves from working properly.
It’s similar to a garden hose; if you step on it, it prevents the water from flowing through and causes a buildup of pressure. The adjustments are small pushes on the bones to correct their position.
Some people may think the main focus of any chiropractic adjustment session is on the bones, specifically spinal manipulation. Actually, the main focus of chiropractic procedures are always the nerves. The reason chiropractic adjustment involves the bones is to correct their position to remove the tension they place on the nerves.
Do note that chiropractic treatment differs according to the chiropractic clinic.
Some holistic chiropractic treatment plans may recommend acupuncture, soft tissue therapy or sports massage which are NOT chiropractic techniques but can complement care and help in the recovery process.
However, spinal adjustments should always be the main focus of chiropractic treatment to correct subluxations. If you come across a chiropractor that doesn’t do spinal adjustments, they may not be qualified chiropractors.
Ensure that you choose experienced chiropractors who are accredited members of an official chiropractic association. Our resident chiropractor, Dr Shaan, is an active member of the General Chiropractic Council, UK and the Alliance of Chiropractic (Singapore) .
If exercises, stretches, or massages are needed for your case it is best to seek the appropriate Singapore pain solutions practitioner with specialised training for these techniques, such as a physiotherapist or traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) practitioner, instead of a chiropractor.
HOW LONG DO THE EFFECTS OF CHIROPRACTIC TREATMENTS LAST?
Most chiropractic treatments involve the light chiropractic adjustment of the neck and spine to bring healing and relief to the pain experienced in the head, neck, shoulders, and back, or other affected body systems, such as balance and digestion.
Chiropractors in Singapore, and all around the world, are concerned with the neuromuscular management of the body for optimal health. The goal is to achieve this through the use of spinal alignment and chiropractic adjustment without the use of medication or surgery.
How Much Do Chiropractic Services Cost?
Singapore chiropractic clinics offering chiropractic services can charge prices ranging from:
Consultation = $30 – $240+ (may or may not include chiropractic adjustment session)
X-ray = $130 – $350
Treatment = $40 – $150
Re-assessment = $60 – $150
Compared to medical care, chiropractic is very affordable, especially given the success rate. The money that you pay for chiropractic treatments in Singapore is significantly lower than medical costs.
A study reported in the New York Times rated chiropractic care as best for price and patient satisfaction. Another literature review by the International Chiropractic Association (ICA) found dozens of studies showing chiropractic treatment to be significantly more cost-effective than medical care, with higher success rates.
Receiving regular chiropractic adjustments also helps you avoid incurring heavy costs in the future.
By maintaining the functionality of your body, you prevent the development of serious musculoskeletal disorders or neuromuscular disorders that stem from unnoticed spinal misalignment.
FUN FACT: In Singapore, most insurance policies cover chiropractic fees because insurance companies know that chiropractic claims save them money compared to more expensive medical bills.
How Are Chiropractic Sessions Structured?
All Chiropractic clinics require patients to go through a consultation and testing on their initial chiropractic appointment visit before developing a treatment plan for their case.
Once they have informed you of your personalised plan, your chiropractic fees will be adjusted according to the following sessions. In Singapore, patients can pay for chiropractic treatments in instalments or as a whole.
Furthermore, at Vitality Chiropractic Singapore, we perform Reassessments at set intervals to monitor the progress of our chiropractic patients.
This should be done by all chiropractors in Singapore.
If your chiropractor does not present you with a full plan or is a very short plan, watch out!
This may mean they are only trying to make the symptoms go away but not correct the problem, meaning it may return in the future.
Beware of sketchy Chiropractic treatment packages that seem too good to be true!
AT VITALITY CHIROPRACTIC SINGAPORE, WE ARE UPFRONT ABOUT OUR PRICES:
We understand that many chiropractic clinics in Singapore may offer heavy discounts via chiropractic packages (sometimes over 90%!) to attract more clients. Often these “limited time packages” are advertised all year round.
At Vitality Chiropractic, we believe that our patients deserve dedicated sessions with attentive care, which is reflected in our values, training and service quality.
We offer discounts to our clients once per year to celebrate our anniversary (during February/March) and it is truly a limited time offer.
WHY DO CHIROPRACTIC ADJUSTMENTS AT VITALITY COST MORE THAN OTHER CHIROPRACTIC CLINICS IN SINGAPORE?
At Vitality Chiropractic, our chiropractic treatments specialise in the nerve system.
We take 1 full hour to conduct our consultations and use medical grade Infrared Computed Thermography nerve scans to analyse our patients during the physical exam. The Bio-mechanical X-rays we also take are unique in Singapore, requiring further post-graduate study.
To ensure that the chiropractic fees we charge remain on the lower side in Singapore, we work with an X-ray centre that offers great rates with exceptional equipment.
Our appointment times are typically 20-35 minutes, longer than most centres. We are the first in Singapore to utilise Recovery Suites and Functional Neurological Rehab to speed up healing times for our patients.
Our chiropractic treatment is specific to each individual, providing our patients faster solutions, to harder cases, for results which last longer.
Vitality Chiropractic Centres also features the unique Upper Cervical chiropractic technique. Intensive knowledge and experience are required to use this chiropractic adjustment method.
In fact, Vitality was the first to use this technique in South-East Asia. We are also Singapore’s ONLY dedicated migraine and vertigo specialist centre.
Vitality Chiropractic is also heavily involved in charity and outreach. Our doctor of Chiropractic, Dr Shaan, is the Chairman of the Outreach Committee for the Alliance of Chiropractic (the largest Chiropractic Association in Singapore).
This has allowed us to give back to our beloved community with complimentary screenings and chiropractic adjustments at:
CDE (Centre for Domestic Employees)
JMAS (Jafari Muslim Association Singapore)
Manila Philippines with The Art of the Specific
Read more about Why We Don’t Do Heavy Discounts, here.
How Do I Pick the Right Chiropractor for Me and My Family?
Now that we have established the purpose and general costs of a chiropractor, we are left with the dilemma of choosing a chiropractor!
With only a small number of chiropractors to choose from in Singapore (less than 200 for over 5.5 million people), it can definitely be a challenge deciding where to go.
Below is a summary of some things to consider:
If you need any help finding a Chiropractor (and find that Vitality Chiropractic isn’t right for you) or are looking for chiropractic adjustments that suit your budget, feel free to contact us and we will be happy to refer you to the right Singapore pain solutions for your health.
WHY DO PATIENTS CHOOSE VITALITY CHIROPRACTIC?
Vitality Chiropractic offers a wealth of expertise from years of experience in multiple countries.
Our doctor of Chiropractic, Dr Shaan, has had extensive post-graduate training around the globe, including the United States of America, Australia, the UK and the Philippines, before founding Vitality Chiropractic Singapore.
Our focus is on the more serious neurological cases which have had no solution from massage, physiotherapy, medical doctors or even other chiropractors.
Over the years, our Doctors have helped patients ranging from 2 weeks to over 90 years old suffering from dizziness, back pain, Meniere’s disease, migraines, to inner ear problems and trigeminal neuralgia.
Cases we have seen in 2019 alone include Meniere’s disease, fibromyalgia, slipped disc, back pain, neck stiffness, cerebral palsy, spinal meningitis, stroke, fainting, panic attacks, high blood pressure, teeth grinding, hearing difficulty, eyesight problems and whiplash.
SINGAPORE PAIN SOLUTIONS TO TAKE YOUR LIFE BACK
At Vitality Chiropractic Singapore, we endeavour to find the cause of your problem.
If we aren’t the right clinic for your case, we will do our best to refer you to the right practitioner. We work closely with Dentists, Physiotherapists, TCMs, ENTs, Surgeons and other medical Doctors to help our patients take their lives back.
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