If you are one of the 50 million Americans researchers say live with daily chronic pain, you owe it to yourself to find ways to get relief. At Schofield Chiropractic Group, we are devoted to helping our patients find relief from chronic pain and immobility. Chronic pain is associated with several mental and physical conditions. For many people, pain becomes a controlling force in their lives. This does not have to be the case. Many of our patients find that a combination of physiotherapy and chiropractic care has helped them get the relief they have been looking for.
Differences Between Chiropractic Care and Physiotherapy
Helping people find relief from their pain can be tricky depending on the source of the pain. The reason why physiotherapy and chiropractic treatment modalities work so well together is that one picks up where the other leaves off. There are a lot of similarities between the two disciplines. However, there are several notable distinctions.
The primary difference is a chiropractor applies manipulation techniques like spinal adjustments and spinal decompression in addition to treatments like cold laser therapy, hydrotherapy, and ultrasound therapy. Physiotherapy relies on mobilization and massage techniques and other treatments such as interferential muscle stimulation, NORMATEC Compression Boots application, Power Play Ice Compression, and the use of equipment like our Alter G ANTI-GRAVITY Treadmill.
Many professional athletes use a combination of physiotherapy and chiropractic treatments to stay in tip-top shape. People who have been in automobile accidents, and have not significantly benefited from a single treatment method often find relief through a combination of chiropractic care and physiotherapy. The combination of physiotherapy and chiropractic treatments is also beneficial to people who live with osteoarthritis, arthritis, and sciatica.
When you first visit our office, our chiropractor will assess your musculoskeletal system to identify the root cause of your pain and immobility before creating a treatment plan to address it. Chiropractic and physiotherapy techniques used will depend on the cause, location, and severity of your discomfort. Over time, our services will relieve your pain, restore your range of motion, and improve your body’s natural ability to repair itself.