If you are experiencing muscular or skeletal pains, particularly in the back and neck regions of the body, it may be hard to decide whether physiotherapy or chiropractic care is right for you. However, this decision need not even be made, as these two fields often overlap in interesting ways. If you are dealing with acute back pain, generally caused by work injury or auto injury, the first person you should see a chiropractor trained in physiotherapy, such as your Henderson chiropractors at Advanced Spine & Rehabilitation.
The biggest reason to choose a chiropractor for the initial treatment of back pain is the chiropractic method of diagnosing the issue. In the medical community, most chiropractic care physicians are more likely to scrutinize the root cause of your back pain. This includes but is not limited to: x-rays, careful movement tests, and similar procedures. This leads to a better idea of what is causing the pain, and how it would be best to treat it.
Because these fields are so closely linked and often overlap, many chiropractors also have medical knowledge and certification in physiotherapy methods. This means that even if physiotherapy would be better for your particular pain, a chiropractor certified in physiotherapy treatments can help. They will also know what daily activities will cause your back pain to flare up, and can recommend alternative ways of doing these activities in such a way that will not harm you.
Physiotherapy can provide exercise for musculoskeletal injuries, however, it does not address the spinal adjustments that are so crucial for dramatically reducing pain. Combining chiropractic care with exercise and physiotherapy is a very effective solution for musculoskeletal pain. You can either fill your calendar with appointments seeing two different specialists--or experience the convenience of getting all your treatment under the same roof, at Advanced Spine & Rehabilitation in Henderson, NV.
So if you're suffering from work-related pain or an injury from a car accident or sports incident, contact your Henderson chiropractors for lasting relief today.