Do chiropractors really move your spine?

Chiropractic adjustment is a procedure in which trained specialists (chiropractors) use their hands or a small instrument to apply sudden, controlled force to a spinal joint. The goal of this procedure, also known as spinal manipulation, is to improve spinal movement and improve the physical function of the body.

The chiropractor

will use his hands or small instruments to apply a quick and controlled force (amount of pressure) to a joint or to gently stretch the joints beyond their normal range of motion. Chiropractors are trained musculoskeletal health experts and can help you with daily back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, quality of life, and even sports injuries.

The deceptive use of the medical degree by chiropractors is well documented in Singapore and was mentioned during a parliamentary session last year. If chiropractic care isn't right for your condition, your chiropractor will refer you to another healthcare provider for help. The bottom line really is that a chiropractor can't put the bone back in place or realign the spine. I know it seems that chiropractors are only trained to break their backs because that's what most chiropractors in Singapore do.

It's more common for people who are assigned a woman at birth than for people who are assigned a man at birth to visit a chiropractor. So, if you're paying a chiropractor thousands of dollars for a package, you might want to think twice before renewing the current package when it ends. Just as it is common for chiropractors to only offer spinal manipulation, physiotherapists and osteopaths in Singapore are also guilty of focusing on manual therapy (e.g., note that these recommendations and publications come from chiropractors and chiropractic academics). These false claims have been citing “research reports” from the International Chiropractic Association (ICA) to support their position.

Unfortunately, there is still a small group of chiropractors who refuse to follow the best clinical practices. You'll lie on your stomach on a chiropractic stretcher that allows certain parts of the body (divided into segments) to rise slightly higher than the rest, helping the chiropractor apply pressure to a specific area. Chiropractors make sure not only that the joints are moving properly, but also that the muscles that surround them are working as well. After a chiropractic adjustment, you may feel mild pain or feel very mild aches in the areas of the body where the chiropractor worked.

Singaporean chiropractors often claim that spinal adjustments can restore the body's natural healing capabilities.