There’s a great deal of competing ideas out there about what the best options are when it comes to your healthcare.
If you’ve been injured, for any reason, or you have chronic issues, there are a lot of possibilities. You can go down one rabbit hole or another almost indefinitely. So what’s the answer when it comes to managing that pain?
Often times, a person starts looking around based on what they’ve heard from others. So when it comes to choosing something like a chiropractor or physical therapist, it’s important to first and foremost understand what these professionals do.
Chiropractic Care For Your Health
Doctors of Chiropractic work off of the fundamental belief that the body has what it needs to heal itself in many circumstances. Your nervous system travels to every end of your body, and it’s often issues with communication along this highway that create problems.
As such, chiropractors are very hands on in how they deal with problems. They don’t prescribe drugs, and they don’t perform surgery. The emphasis is placed on manipulation of the spinal column in order to facilitate the best order and function possible within the body.
But chiropractors also keep in check with your lifestyle, and try to offer solutions in your life that can often treat problems. Diet and exercise are key to most successful outcomes, and as such that means the patient has to buy in to treatment as well. A medical professional can do only so much without the patient making the changes they need to as well.
Physical Therapy For Mobility
When it comes to physical therapists, the goal is to fix health issues that limit your body’s ability to move and perform basic functions.
They have to be able to diagnose and manage various issues found in regular movement, and do so in a way that doesn’t cause further harm to the individual. It’s essential that they be experts of how the body operates so that they can put together a treatment regimen that will rehabilitate the body to where it needs to be.
So which one is better?
In actuality, this is a bad question. They are both medical professionals that serve in different capacities, both with the same goal of improving your health.
It’s important to get evaluated by a medical professional so that they can determine which is best. This is one of the best aspects of Integrated Health and Injury, as we have both chiropractors and physical therapists on staff.
With us, you will come in and receive an initial assessment. We’ll walk through your medical history and check out where you stand. Then, the right course of treatment for you can be put together by our staff.
Some people will need one or the other, and some will need both. But the key is that a qualified individual should make that determination.
If you have been in an auto accident, or some sort of workplace injury, your out of pocket costs are usually covered by your settlement. If you have an issue or condition that you’re concerned about, please don’t hesitate to call us today!
Don’t leave your situation untreated. Get the help you need.