A visit to the Chiropractor

Have you ever tried going to a chiropractor?  It’s actually very relaxing, like getting a massage.

I’ve been going to chiropractors for approximately 15 years now.  There are just a few in Manila and I’ve tried three of them.

I go for sessions/treatments coz of my scoliosis.  I only found out I had scoliosis when I was in high school or first year of college due to a chest x-ray I got.  I went to several doctors and some recommended surgery, and some physical therapy.  We opted for physical therapy coz surgery was too scary a thought for me and my parents coz it was the spine we were dealing with.

But we then found out that there were chiropractors in the city.  We visited Dr. Johnny Tan in Annapolis Greenhills and starting getting treatments.  I kind of had a slight hump on my upper right back and after several treatments, the hump went away and my back looked straight again.  But of course if you take a closer look inside, my spine wouldn’t go back straight.  It was 31 degrees and went down to 30 degrees after the treatment.  But what was important for me was for the back to physically go back to normal.  So I was happy with the treatments.

As time went by, I also visited two other chiropractors for curiosity.  I went to Dr. Uy in Jollibee Center, and Dr. Brush at Valle Verde Country Club.  I liked the approach of Dr. Brush better.  But I still stuck with my original chiropractor, Dr. Tan.

Throughout the years, my spine’s curvature has been increasing and decreasing.  It got worse when I started getting pregnant.  My back took a toll during my first pregnancy.  Then again on the 2nd pregnancy.  So now, I’m back to my regular 3x/week treatments to hopefully make it better 🙂

The treatment goes like this:

20 mins: They’ll put four circular electric pads on your back to ease up your muscles and nerves while an electric heating pad is put on top of your back as well.  This loosens up your back to get ready for adjustment.

5 mins: You will then be going to the adjustment room for Dr. Tan to adjust your back.  Simply put, cracking your back and neck 🙂  .  All you have to do is relax and don’t put any resistance so everything goes smoothly and you’ll feel terrific after!

The 2 black cords (looking like telephone cords) go under my shirt which is attached to the electric pads stuck on my back.  Then that white thing on my back is the heating pad.

During this particular visit, I had my toddler with me so that I still get to spend time with her.  She was a good girl and was just watching me and pretending to be my doctor…how cute is that!? 🙂


Dr. Johnny Tan Jr. Chiropractic Clinic

2406 Atlanta Building

Annapolis St., Greenhills San Juan City,

Metro Manila, Philippines



17 thoughts on “A visit to the Chiropractor

  1. hi! how much does each session costs? will i get treatments during my first visit or it will just me consultation and assessment? im having back pain.. im interested in visiting a chiropractor.. thanks 🙂

    • Hi, so sorry for late reply. I didn’t notice this comment. During your first session, the doctor will take a look at you and get your background. If you have a back x-ray, best to bring it so the doctor can also take a look at it. First session is 1,400Php for consultation and treatment. Then each succeeding treatment is 1,200Php. 🙂 Enjoy your sessions!

  2. Just starting having treatment with Dr. Tan for my scoliosis… He’s approachable and makes you feel comfty to ask questions u need to know 🙂

  3. Hi! Great post!

    Same here, I just started less than a month ago. He’s really good. I’ve been getting treatments for my scoliosis and rotations. I was in so much pain before coming to see Dr. Tan. The Pain reduced after a couple of sessions. I make it a point that I see doc at least twice a week. I live around Alabang-Paranaque area, it’s kinda of a long drive but it’s definitely WORTH it.

    You won’t feel intimidated, He’s very approachable and honest.

  4. Dr. Johnny Tan, Jr. is the BEST chiropractor we have in the Philippines. In fact, when he was featured way back in 2000 in the Morning Program at ABS-CBN, Many flocked to his clinic, then at Annapolis Tower, Greenhills. I was with them who came to see the chiropractor.

    Patients (students, professionals, local and international athletes, politicians, and movie stars, to name a few) witnessed the great relief they experienced with his treatment. Having graduated with the only Filipino who graduate with the highest honor (Magna Cum Laude) as Doctor of Chiropractic, he has proven his skill as a practitioner. A graduate of UP in Medical Science having excellent grades, brought him easily to prestigious Chropractic University in California.

    To you. Dr. Johnny Tan, the best…..

    ……. from your patients: thanks for bringing back our good health condition

    • @clarence You’re absolutely correct. HE IS THE BEST. My back pain is COMPLETELY GONE. I tried everything but it was only Dr. Tan who was able to save me from my debilitating back pains.

    • Dr. Johnny Tan’s schedule: Monday to FRiday 9am-6pm; Saturday 8-4pm. Call up Tan CHiropractic Care Clinic – 7240292

      • The address of Dr. Johnny Tan, Jr. TAN CHIROPRACTIC CARE CARE CLINIC : Atlanta Centre, 31 Annapolis St. Room 2406 Greenhills, San Juan, CIty

  5. Actually, Tan Chiropractic clinic schedule is as follows:
    Weekdays M-F 9 AM – 6 PM
    Saturdays 8 AM – 4 PM

    Landline +632.724.0292 +632.584.2750
    Cell 0919.235.5307

  6. Hi,

    I am looking for a chiropractor and reading all these comments made me really interested to visit Dr Tan. I have been suffering from terrible back pain for more than 2 years now. I have been having physiotherapy but it didnt go away. I hope this would really help me.

    • hi Ana, did you push through with your visit to Dr. Tan? How was it? Just read this and interested to visit Dr. Tan as well.

      Keep us posted.


  7. Hi, do you know the updated rates of Dr. Tan? I’m planning on visiting a chiropractor for my kid. I heard the therapy helps with children with speech delay.

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