Are you living with chronic pain? Pain is an unpleasant life experience which has been proven to reduced workplace productivity (S$61.8 billion in losses for Singapore) and has a direct link with depression. Today we will help you decide where is the right place to go for your best, long-term pain solution.
How Do I Choose Who to Go to?
Let’s put this straight – going to an evidence-based chiropractor is likely a better option than getting a massage for your pain. Evidence based chiropractors in Singapore are musculoskeletal experts. Be it back pain, neck pain, shoulder or knee pain we are trained to make a diagnosis based on a thorough history and assessment. This allows us to develop a treatment plan that is personalised to your complaint. This is why we deliver more effective and longer term pain relief.
Having said that, if you are looking to wind down after a long day at work or have generalised muscle soreness a massage may potentially be the right option for you. Massages are great at inducing relaxation and improving your sense of well-being!
A Chiropractor’s Education
A chiropractor’s education takes at least 5 years and chiropractors are required to pass rigorous board examinations before being allowed to practise. On the other hand, masseuse or sports massage therapists can get their WSQ-approved (Singapore Workforce Skills Qualifications) certificates from as little as 50 hours! Massage therapists also do not have the clinical training to identify and accurately diagnose your pain.
Dr Jesse Cai of Square One Chiropractic has gone above and beyond the normal training that is required of a chiropractor. He actively attends many additional seminars and has worked with elite and high performance athletes through Australia and Singapore.
Treatment options in Clarke Quay, Singapore
When you visit an evidence-based chiropractor, you will receive the highest quality of care. The chiropractor will perform an in-depth history and physical examination on the first session. With the information from the consultation, a personalised treatment plan will be explained to you. Your pain management may consist of many different therapies including massage itself! Some of the common treatments offered include Chiropractic Adjustments, Dry Needling, Myofascial Therapy (i.e. Smart Tools), Neuromuscular Re-education, and Clinical Exercise Therapy. Myofascial Therapy is similar to massage but is targeted at the specific muscles that may require extra TLC!
When you go to a massage therapist you expect to receive a massage for general body regions. A massage may help with your myofascial pain but it is unlikely to address the causes. It may also provide relaxation and comfort.
Get Results with a Chiropractor!
Evidence-based chiropractors are known for their successes at treating spinal pain such as back pain and neck pain. What is lesser known is that chiropractors are also train treat a variety of pain-related conditions including shoulder pain, elbow pain, knee pain, and ankle pain. Our systematic and detailed approach to treatment allow us to focus on what truly matters and give you the best, longest lasting result in the shortest period of time!
Massage therapists are good at providing a relaxing experience that can help to reduce pain that is muscular in nature this, however, they are not adequately trained to address the actual cause of the pain.
Your solution to a pain-free, functional life is with a chiropractor. Work together with a chiropractor and feeling better today! Reach out to Square One Chiropractic for an appointment today. You can book an appointment for yourself directly at our website.
Square One was founded in 2018 by Dr Jesse Cai to transform traditional chiropractic care by bringing the focus back to building strong relationships with our community and delivering evidence based care for our patients. We are proud to be the first rehab-focused chiropractic clinic established in Singapore, and as such our care doesn’t just stop at symptomatic pain relief. We believe that movement is medicine and that an active lifestyle is the key to a full, functional, and happy life. Book your appointment online with us now!