Help! Scoliosis treatment at Precision Spine Chiropractic

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Help! Scoliosis treatment at Precision Spine Chiropractic

Postby Jane_Star » Wed Feb 27, 2013 5:53 pm

My daughter has recently been diagnosed with scoliosis by the health promotion board and she is getting quite self conscious about her protruding back. Ive been researching on the net and found a clinic called Precision Spine Chiropractic which says they can correct it naturally. I called to make an appointment with the doctor next week Dr Will Kalla.

Could anyone with experience of the doctor or clinic and if it helps with treating scoliosis. The doctors at SGH hospital tells me there nothing we can do apart from bracing as her curve is not bad enough.

I also have 2 younger children and I hope they don't have to go through this condition too.

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Re: Help! Scoliosis treatment at Precision Spine Chiropracti

Postby Jennifer » Thu Feb 28, 2013 8:08 am

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0002221/

I have a different problem. My spine bends to the right side just below my neck.

I remember the degree of inclination was less than 15. Nothing much to do about it, except to go for an x-ray regularly to check on it. Then a few years later, the doctor discharged me as the condition did not get worse.

I was advised to take up swimming to prevent the condition from worsening.

The condition is unlikely to be hereditary. Paying attention to posture will help to prevent.

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Re: Help! Scoliosis treatment at Precision Spine Chiropracti

Postby Jennifer » Thu Feb 28, 2013 8:13 am

I went for chiropractic care at a clinic located in Tanglin Shopping Centre many years ago to correct a backache.

I was asked to lie down on a metal bed, the ankles and wrists were strapped. The metal bed then stretched apart, pulling my body from top to bottom. It helped to ease the backache for a few months. The treatment was not cheap and cant be just a few times to see results. In the end, I gave up. I guess I was too impatient and sometimes I could not find time to keep up the appointments.

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Re: Help! Scoliosis treatment at Precision Spine Chiropracti

Postby Jennifer » Thu Feb 28, 2013 8:16 am

Jane_Star wrote:she is getting quite self conscious about her protruding back


I think it is important to let your dd knows that this problem is not uncommon in Sg. No need to feel paiseh about it.

As long as she puts in efforts to correct her posture and prevents the condition from worsening, there is nothing to be embarrass about.

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Re: Help! Scoliosis treatment at Precision Spine Chiropracti

Postby Hopespring_r » Sat Mar 02, 2013 11:48 am

I too I remind my daughter the importance of sitting up right and develop her self confidence.
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Re: Help! Scoliosis treatment at Precision Spine Chiropracti

Postby sandunes » Sat Mar 02, 2013 12:14 pm

U can bring her to the polyclinic to get a referral letter to see a specialist at KKH Children's Department. http://www.kkh.com.sg/Services/Women/Or ... /Home.aspx

Fee will be subsidised. Alternatively, u can just call up for an appointment and pay private fees.

Depending on the degree of curvature and the age of your child, they would advice what can be done. Some wear the soft brace.

My dd has gone through Chiropractic treatment (not in Spore) and we don't find it useful. It's a long term treatment (2-3x a week) and rather expensive.

She used to swim daily in school but it doesn't help to correct the curvature. However, I am not sure that, if she didn't swim, would it have gotten worst.

Now at 15+, her height has stablised. Due to scoliosis, she would not grow any taller. I started her on Pilates so that she can maintain a better posture and also to prevent and aches/ pains in the future.

To me, having scoliosis is like having crooked teeth. One is born with it. Dd inherited from me. She has learned that it is something that affects many and she should not be upset/ embarrassed about it.

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Re: Help! Scoliosis treatment at Precision Spine Chiropracti

Postby Shine_88 » Thu Mar 14, 2013 3:29 pm

Last year my daughter went there and did a 2 week intensive treatment with was quite ex... over $4. But we were desperate as the doctor at SGH had recommended surgery. She went there daily and did all that was recommended and xray showed the scoliosis had gotten worst. This is my own experience and wished we never did the therapy there at precision and saved our money. Hope this helps.

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Re: Help! Scoliosis treatment at Precision Spine Chiropracti

Postby Harlequin » Thu Mar 14, 2013 5:38 pm

Hi, just to share.

My friend's 11yo daughter was diagnosed with scoliosis, she went through 1.5 years of spine chiropractic. She paid a total of $14k for the "treatment" that yielded no result, but delayed and worsen her condition.

You should go to an orthopedic or seek treatment from a physiotherapist.

Best wishes.

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Re: Help! Scoliosis treatment at Precision Spine Chiropracti

Postby yukitan1965 » Sat Jul 13, 2013 11:11 am

I sent my son to therapy for his scoliosis last year and after 6 months there was NO improvement and cost us over $7000. Even worse the doctor marked the xray as if there was correction. Luckily we checked with our family doctor and they told us the right degree and in fact his scoliosis had worsened! Also my doctor was surprised that Will Kalla sent us for so many xrays when all he needed was the scoliosis one as he took others like neck... maybe he gets a commission from the radiology clinic?

I wish we never went to Precision Spine and hope others do more research when looking for scoliosis treatments. Talking to other mums in our support group they also agree. Its sad when there are others out there preying on other peoples desperation.

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