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Can anyone recommend a good chiropractor?

Postby Addadude » 7th Sep, '08, 19:17

My Significant Other suffers from scoliosis which over the years has gotten worse. It causes a lot aches and pains throughout her back, shoulders and neck. I'm hoping that a good chiropractor can help relieve some of her pain. Do any of you good people know of someone you can recommend? Many thanks in advance!
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Re: Can anyone recommend a good chiropractor?

Postby Spike » 7th Sep, '08, 19:59

Addadude wrote:My Significant Other suffers from scoliosis which over the years has gotten worse. It causes a lot aches and pains throughout her back, shoulders and neck. I'm hoping that a good chiropractor can help relieve some of her pain. Do any of you good people know of someone you can recommend? Many thanks in advance!



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Re: Can anyone recommend a good chiropractor?

Postby Aliya » 7th Sep, '08, 23:07

Active Chiropractic, Dr Bruce Lee, Camden mecical building next to Tanglin. Excellent.

Scoliosis is a real worry, my ex's mother has it, massage definately assisted her.
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Re: Can anyone recommend a good chiropractor?

Postby BFG » 8th Sep, '08, 09:22

Really Bruce Lee? :shock:
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Re: Can anyone recommend a good chiropractor?

Postby cromasaig » 8th Sep, '08, 09:24

Bit like Elvis turning up at the chip shop, innit?
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Re: Can anyone recommend a good chiropractor?

Postby Morrolan » 8th Sep, '08, 09:56

'good chiropractor' is a bit of a contradiction in terms... given that they're all dangerous quacks.
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Re: Can anyone recommend a good chiropractor?

Postby Addadude » 8th Sep, '08, 10:20

Thanks for all the replies.

My girlfriend used to rely on TCM cupping with colourful if not particularly effective results.

I have heard a lot of positive info about the benefits a good chiropractor can offer.
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Re: Can anyone recommend a good chiropractor?

Postby Kooky » 8th Sep, '08, 10:56

I wouldn't go so far as to say they're all dangerous quacks but you certainly have to choose carefully, as the wrong one can do a lot of harm, so you are right to ask for recommendations.

She could also try osteopathy first - a gentler form of treatment. I can recommend you one of those, and also a good TCM guy - not sure if acupuncture is effective for this condition?
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Re: Can anyone recommend a good chiropractor?

Postby Morrolan » 8th Sep, '08, 11:12

Addadude wrote:I have heard a lot of positive info about the benefits a good chiropractor can offer.


then you must have missed this:

http://quackfiles.blogspot.com/2006/12/must-see-dangers-of-chiropractic.html

and this:

http://www.quackwatch.org/01QuackeryRelatedTopics/chiroeval.html

and this:

http://www.skeptics.org.uk/article.php?dir=articles&article=chiropractic.php


as kooky said: be very, very careful.
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Re: Can anyone recommend a good chiropractor?

Postby slinky » 8th Sep, '08, 12:48

I'll second K's osteopathy place, Addadude.
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Re: Can anyone recommend a good chiropractor?

Postby Addadude » 8th Sep, '08, 17:16

I'd love to hear about Kooky's osteopath recommendation, thanks!
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Re: Can anyone recommend a good chiropractor?

Postby Kooky » 8th Sep, '08, 17:29

Lovely Mr Jo the Osteo :) and his team (although I think Willy has now left to go travelling):

http://www.osteopath.com.sg/

PS He's been training in TCM with the doctor I saw for my acupuncture so, if he thinks it will help, he will recommend him.
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Re: Can anyone recommend a good chiropractor?

Postby Sardonicus » 8th Sep, '08, 20:06

My brother is a chiro, got into it because he wanted to help people and it morphed from his sports therapy background.

I've had 2 experiences with chiros - one to relieve neck pain from a Japanese chiro (worked), one from a Koh Samui resort chiro, an American guy (awful experiece, became extremely nauseous, but I was fasting at the time).

From what you explained maybe a physio would be an alternative, I had a pinched nerve in my back, there's a guy on Clemencau that did wonders for me with electro-shock or whatever it's called, some chiro, stretching and exercises.
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Re: Can anyone recommend a good chiropractor?

Postby Aliya » 9th Sep, '08, 00:05

I have had back problems for years - which have now stopped for some reason - BUT the only type of person who could fix me was a chiropractor. Physios, osteopaths = quacks for me anyway, often made things worse, much worse, namby pamby stuff that was a nightmare for me. But a good click from a great chiropractor used to sort me out like thing else. Horses for courses etc, it is like anything else, get the right person and treatment. For me it was a chiro.
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Re: Can anyone recommend a good chiropractor?

Postby skank-la » 9th Sep, '08, 00:36

Orchard Physiotherapy
1 Grange Rd #10-07, 239693, Singapore
p: 67371118

Dr Joseph Wong

The man with magic hands. Wholeheartedly recommend
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Re: Can anyone recommend a good chiropractor?

Postby Addadude » 9th Sep, '08, 10:50

Thanks guys.

Wow - an abundance of choices!

Now I just have to figure out which one... [smilie=blink.gif]
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Re: Can anyone recommend a good chiropractor?

Postby Addadude » 9th Sep, '08, 16:47

Thanks Kooky.

Mei is going to see your former osteopath on Saturday morning.
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Re: Can anyone recommend a good chiropractor?

Postby Addadude » 25th Sep, '08, 16:09

Just thought I'd update this thread. Mei has been to see Thomas at Osteopathic Pain Relief Centre. The first consultation cost $118 and she had one subsequent treatment session ($86) the week after. For the first time in ages she is entirely pain free. Thomas is popping over to her office tomorrow to check out her sitting/desk height arrangements. Thanks for the recommendation Kooky!
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Re: Can anyone recommend a good chiropractor?

Postby Kooky » 25th Sep, '08, 16:20

Ooh Thomas must be Willy's replacement. Glad to hear Mei is feeling the benefit.

I doubt they're the cheapest in town but they do go the extra mile; Mr Jo once came to my gym and went through my hour-long programme with my trainer and me, suggesting improvements and workarounds when my shoulder was bad (at no charge). He was also happy to advise my trainer by email.
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Re: Can anyone recommend a good chiropractor?

Postby Addadude » 25th Sep, '08, 16:48

Yep. Thomas is the new guy - just off the plane from London about 4 weeks. He is doing the same thing for Mei - freebie advice about her seating arrangements. Of course he is probably going to get lots of contacts and potential clients from her office too. I don't mind the cost - she was going to the same TCM guy for years with little or no results apart from temporary pain relief (lasting about one day). So this guy has worked wonders with just 2 visits.
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Re: Can anyone recommend a good chiropractor?

Postby Aliya » 27th Sep, '08, 02:02

Nothing like a good snap crackle and pop!
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Re: Can anyone recommend a good chiropractor?

Postby Kooky » 27th Sep, '08, 09:18

I'm in no way as anti about chiropractors as some, although I don't have experience of them, but if I went to one I think the operative word would be "snap". Even Mr Jo the Osteo couldn't do some of the manipulations he would have liked.
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Re: Can anyone recommend a good chiropractor?

Postby Kooky » 30th Oct, '08, 10:49

Hey Addadude, how is M doing? I told William his replacement got a name check on here; he says he's supposed to be very good indeed. (Of course he would say that, but this was to me, in private.)

I miss Mr Jo :( I haven't been to an osteo in six months and my shoulder needs some attention, but I think finding a new osteo I like may even be as bad as finding a decent hair stylist. I'm trying to get Willie to set up here. :)
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Re: Can anyone recommend a good chiropractor?

Postby Satellite » 13th Jan, '09, 15:57

May I have jo's contact at nanos pls? Couldn't find him on google.
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