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How Physical Therapy and Chiropractic Care Go Hand in Hand

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Do you suffer from either acute or chronic pain and may have been wondering or asking yourself whether to go for physical therapy or chiropractic care to address your condition? Well, the interesting fact is that both cares go hand in hand, and in most cases, it is highly best to seek both treatments to eradicate pain and attain ultimate relief.

We understand that pain is a great sign of potential danger to the body. But with the proper treatment, it can be averted successfully. Whichever condition you are suffering from, identifying the exact cause of the problem is important before a professional can design a personalized treatment plan.

Chiropractic care at Northstar integrated health & physical medicine center is holistic medicine that focuses on the whole body to treat pain effectively. These methods are safe, non-invasive, natural, and a perfect combo for treatment.

In this blog, we will explain how physical therapy and chiropractic care go hand in hand and why you should consider both to achieve maximum relief quicklyb If you are suffering from pain, we urge you to contact Northstar integrated health & physical medicine center to book an appointment and meet with a specialist.

What exactly do physical therapists and chiropractors do?

Physical therapists and chiropractors are therapeutic practitioners that specialize in helping patients suffering from pain, discomfort, limited mobility, and other health conditions by restoring them back to normal. Despite both practitioners having similar goals, they both employ different techniques.

Physical therapists are movement experts who diagnose physical limitations such as sports injuries, upper and lower extremity pain, swelling joints, arthritis, and more. They apply both hands on the body to examine and treat in order to restore strength, improve mobility, improve balance and stability, and enhance the range of motion of patients. Also, they provide necessary assistance to patients such as pre and post-surgical rehabilitation and as well as other musculoskeletal issues.

On the other hand, chiropractors are alternative health care practitioners who examine the musculoskeletal and neuromuscular disorders of the whole body before developing a plan to help eradicate the pain and restore the body alignment to normal.  Some conditions such as tension headache, back pain, dizziness, vertigo, and neck pain can be treated using a holistic approach by a chiropractor. They also use both hands to locate and adjust the spine and joints to restore restricted movement to normal. In addition, they recommend nutrition, food, and lifestyle changes alongside holistic medicine to ease pain and improve a patient’s overall health condition.

Why does combining both care work?

Physical therapy and chiropractic care both have an outstanding and long-term effect on patients. Here are some top reasons why you should consider both whenever you are suffering from any form of pain. 

Customized treatment

Both physical therapists and holistic chiropractors observe similar examination processes to identify the root cause of your problem and how best it can be eradicated as soon as possible. They believe that every patient has a different body system, and due to this, both practitioners create personalized treatment plans that complement each other’s goals and maximize every treatment benefit when working together. 

Quicker and safer pain relief

Physical therapists and chiropractors understand the use of therapeutic techniques and holistic medicine to treat the whole body and other underlying conditions to reduce pain and achieve the patient’s goal. Whether treating muscles or adjusting the spine, both methods are safe, natural, and non-invasive. When a patient adopts both treatments, it makes treatment effective quicker than expected and increases patient confidence and proper decision-making to reduce future risk. 

Better outcome

Physical therapy and chiropractic care both help to fasten the recovery of injury, prevent injury, and improve the body’s optimal performance. Combining both treatment techniques makes the whole body achieve swift maximum relief.

Common areas physical therapy and chiropractic go hand in hand

  1. Relaxation of muscles – Tightening of muscles can be caused by tension or excessive pressure on the nerves or around the spine leading to intense pain in the body. Physical therapy techniques like massage can be used to loosen tight muscles. While chiropractic methods such as spinal manipulation can be used to adjust the spine in order to balance the contraction and relaxation of the muscle. When both methods are combined in treating such a condition, maximum relief is guaranteed
  2. Adjustment of the spine – Compressing, colliding, improper positioning or movement of the spinal vertebrae, and pinching of the nerve around the vertebrae can cause pain. Chiropractic care can help lower the pressure on the spine, alleviate nerve compression, and improve the alignment and movement of the spinal column by mixing our spinal adjustment together with holistic care. Physical therapy can help achieve the same outcome through the recommendation of specific exercises to improve range of motion and movement where required depending on the case.  
  3. Strengthening of muscles – Physical therapy can help strengthen the muscles with certain exercises to improve the core and other muscles in the whole body. A healthy body and proper spine alignments require good muscle tone, strength, and flexibility. A chiropractor will check your spine to ensure it is properly aligned to prevent tension and difficulty when performing those exercises. However, holistic chiropractic care is necessary before the commencement of strengthening exercises.

Meet holistic doctors today!

Many musculoskeletal and neuromuscular problems can be treated effectively with physical therapy and holistic chiropractic care. If you would love to have an immediate or speedy  recovery, meeting both practitioners can help you achieve your goal. Contact us today to book an appointment with our holistic chiropractor and trained therapists.

They will both examine your body to identify the problem and other underlying related issues contributing to the pain. After that, a complementary treatment plan will be designed to help you achieve ultimate recovery and prevent further recurrence.  

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