What is the process of seeing a chiropractor?
If it’s your first time seeing a chiropractor, you might be wondering what the steps are before getting adjusted.
Here’s our step by step guide to the process:
1. Arriving at our chiropractic clinic
When you arrive at our clinic, wait times are minimal and usually just enough time to complete your initial paperwork.
Your initial paperwork is to help our health partners and your attending chiropractor get a better idea of your health history and current needs.
You are advised to come in 10 minutes prior to your appointment to complete the paperwork.
2. Consultation with our chiropractor
The initial consultation typically takes around 20 minutes per person.
During your first comprehensive spinal check-up, our chiropractor will spend most of his/her time understanding your condition and concerns, explaining how joint dysfunction may occur, how a chiropractic adjustment is used to correct them, and the many benefits chiropractic has to offer.
If you’ve never had your spine checked before, this is a great time to have some of your questions answered by the chiropractor.
After which, we will conduct several different tests to gain a holistic understanding of your spinal health.
3. Your full spinal examination process
Your chiropractor will perform a physical examination and palpation of your spine.
Our friendly health partners will then conduct the remaining spinal examinations for you. That includes:
- Visual Posture Assessment
- Posture Photo Analysis
- Bilateral Weight Distribution Assessment
- Computerized Spinal Range of Motion Measurement
- Surface Electromyography Scan
4. Spinal X-rays
Based on the initial consultation, our chiropractors may advise that they require spinal X-rays. This helps us to understand the severity and degree of degeneration in your spine.
This is also for your own safety. It’s important that the chiropractor adjusting you has full knowledge of your condition.
5. Report of Findings
This session should take around 45 minutes per person.
After your X-rays have been taken, you’ll come back for a second consultation with the chiropractor to run through the results of your tests and X-rays.
The chiropractor will also let you know if chiropractic can help your condition, or if you should be turning to other specialists instead.
If chiropractic can help, the chiropractor will adjust you during this session, and let you know our recommendation for your condition.
6. Regular Adjustments
If you choose to come in for regular adjustments, our team will help to create a schedule for you to come in for regular adjustments on a weekly or monthly basis, to get your healing journey started!
How much does chiropractic care cost?
One of the most common questions we get is “how much is it per session?”.
Here’s a step-by-step guide on the retail prices we charge for chiropractic:
- First check-up: $105
- X-rays: $200-$250
- Adjustment: $110 / adjustment without a plan
These are our retail prices for walk-ins. From time to time, we do run promotions for first time patients for your first check-up.
Drop us a call to find out discounts available for first time patients!
For longer-term care plans, the cost will depend on the severity of your condition, and how your body responds to adjustments. Similar to braces for teeth, chiropractic is not a quick fix solution, and it takes time to correct spinal misalignments. For many, it can take around 8-12 months to correct spinal misalignments with one to two adjustments a week. The cost is quite similar to braces for teeth.
A key difference for Chiropractic Singapore is that we don’t charge for additional chiropractic adjustments if you require more during the duration of your care plan. We understand that accidents happen and that your body may take longer to respond to adjustments. As such, our goal is to help you go beyond feeling better, and to help restore proper spinal alignment for optimal nervous system flow.
While most seek out solutions to straighten teeth for aesthetic purposes, regaining spinal alignment goes beyond aesthetic (better posture) purposes. Read more about what is chiropractic about, and why you should invest in your own health.
Can you claim insurance for chiropractic care?
The short answer is it all depends on the insurance plan you’ve signed up for. Chiropractic care is a long term commitment so it is important to check the coverage limits of your health insurance plan to find out if they are sufficient for the number of adjustments and follow-ups you require.
Chiropractic care coverage is usually covered under Accident Policy, Insurance Riders and even corporate employee insurance scheme or flexi benefits.
Insurers who cover chiropractic care includes (but are not limited to):