6 Reasons Chiropractic works great with Physical Therapy and or differences.
There are many reasons why chiropractors can treat injuries and illnesses better with physical therapists (PT’s). Many people go to PT and end up spending way too much time on treatment, and don’t get the results they want. Chiropractic works to correct structural issues in your nervous system so your body can heal itself properly. With combining both, you are highly more likely to get to get those results. Chiropractic by itself gets great results; but combined one can get greater results.
In this blog, we’re going to go over why chiropractic care works so much better combined with physical therapy.
Chiropractic is often considered the better choice combined with patients who need physical therapy or vice-versa. So why does chiropractic often work better with physical therapy? Here are six reasons chiropractic does well with physical therapy.
Physical therapy focuses on symptoms, and rehabilitation. With chiropractic the body is able to recover faster when treated properly.
Chiropractic has been around for over 120 years and is an alternative medical approach to treating your back pain. Chiropractors are doctors that specialize in the spine and nervous system. The spinal cord and the nerves that travel through it are considered the “nervous system”.
Chiropractic is a natural, non-invasive form of healthcare. It is based on the principle that the nervous system is the body’s central control mechanism for all bodily functions and that disease results from an interference in this system. By restoring the normal functioning of the nervous system, the health of the body can be restored. The nervous system consists of the brain and spinal cord, which are connected by the spinal nerves. The spinal nerves are made up of nerve cells called neurons that communicate with each other through a substance called synapses.
The nervous system is one of the most important systems of the body and it affects almost every other system. When it works correctly, we are able to live a happy and healthy life. But when something happens in the nervous system, we may experience pain and discomfort.
This is why we need to make sure that our nervous system works well and treated properly when it does not work well. Chiropractors are professionals who focus on the nervous system and they can help us treat problems related to the nervous system. They can also prevent problems from occurring in the first place.
Chiropractors focus on the whole body by looking for dysfunctions of the joints.
Chiropractors focus on the whole body by looking for dysfunctions of the joints. With PT in combination, exercises and strengthening exercises the biomechanical habits can be reversed therefore keeping bad habits, symptoms from returning.
Chiropractic is a holistic healthcare discipline, which means that it takes into account the whole body, not just one part. It addresses not only the spine but also the bones, muscles, tendons, ligaments, joints, blood vessels, nerves, organs, and glands. It is also a healthcare discipline that is completely natural, which means that it avoids side effects and chemical compounds like pharmaceuticals and pain medications.
I’ve always had great experiences with chiropractors. When I hurt my back and I tried to find a solution with physical therapy only, it was very frustrating. My body was so stiff and sore and the pain was so debilitating but when I started combining PT with Chiropractic, I felt great again. When visiting my chiropractor, he gave me some relief and adjustments and within about a month the pain was gone and I felt much better.
Chiropractic adjustments affect the prefrontal cortex of the brain. With PT pain patterns can be changed.
You have a healthy brain when your spine is in good shape. Your brain and spine work together to form the nervous system, which is made up of two parts.:
- The central nervous system runs from the brain along the spinal column and includes the brain, brainstem and spinal cord.
- The peripheral nervous system branches out into your organs and limbs and includes cranial nerves, spinal nerves and peripheral nerves.
Pain signals from the peripheral nervous system are sent to the central nervous system when you touch a hot stove. The message that you should pull your hand away comes back from your brain.
The central nervous system carries movement, sensation and thoughts from your brain to your body and back again. Digestion and heart function are managed by the peripheral nervous system, which you don’t control.
The nervous system is protected by the vertebrae of the spine. Anything that messes with this system can have a negative impact on your brain.
That is where the care of the Chiropractor can help. If there is something wrong with the alignment of the spine, Chiropractor look for it and fix it. The anchor of the body is your spine, and it is at the center of health.
interference, or the things that keep the body and brain from achieving optimal health, is eliminated by Chiropractor care. You can keep your spine and nervous system free of interferences when you visit your Chiropractor regularly. A healthy body and a healthy brain are created by removing that interference.
Chiropractors focus on the spine, and all the body’s joints, while with PT can help get joints to move after injuries.
PT can help with mobility and range of motion, but chiropractors can help the body stay healthy by preventing the onset of injuries in the first place. While PT focuses on the body’s muscles, chiropractors focus on the nerves and spinal cord.
The most important thing to remember is that chiropractic care is safe and effective, and that chiropractors are specially trained professionals who have the knowledge, experience and training to help you reach your goals.
Chiropractors utilize X-rays to diagnose musculoskeletal conditions therefore pinpointing the root cause. With PT the outcome is positive and there is a win win situation.
If your car breaks down, you want to know why it broke down. What did you do that caused it to break down? This is the same thing in the world of healthcare. The first step in getting your healthcare provider to fix your problem is to find out exactly what the issue is. When it comes to healthcare, this process is called diagnosis. Many people have no idea how to diagnose an issue, or worse, they don’t know the difference between good diagnosis and bad diagnosis.
X-rays are the most commonly used diagnostic tool in chiropractic care. A typical examination involves the patient standing still in a darkened room while a light is shone through the patient’s body, which then strikes the X-ray film, creating a shadow of the tissues that make up the spine. From there, a trained chiropractor is able to determine the underlying condition of the patient.
Chiropractors and PT can be cost-effective. Only chiropractic is trained properly to manipulate or adjust the joints. With PT the right therapeutic approach can be achieved.
“Chiropractic manipulation is the process of manual adjusting of the spine (spinal joints) to reduce subluxations, which are small displacements of vertebrae (bony structures) of the spine,” says Dr. Jonathan Ruben Goins. “These adjustments reduce nerve irritation and cause the spine to function properly.” In contrast, PT focuses on muscle imbalance and physical conditioning, explains Marn. “With PT you can focus on reducing pain, improving joint range of motion, or enhancing performance,” he says.
“Chiropractic care is safe, effective, and economical when used in conjunction with other health services, such as physical therapy and/or medical management.” The study showed that chiropractic care, in combination with other treatments, was superior to physical therapy alone.
For instance, “…chiropractic patients were more likely to meet the goals set by their healthcare provider and to achieve their goals for pain relief and range of motion than those who received only physical therapy. Patients in both groups achieved a clinically meaningful improvement in functional ability within two weeks of receiving treatment.”
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