When you’re dealing with pain, you have a lot of potential options for treatment. In this physical therapy education article, we are going to discuss chiropractic care and when it can be beneficial in treating various injuries and conditions.
What is Chiropractic Treatment?
Chiropractic care focuses on the treatment of musculoskeletal disorders. Chiropractors utilize a hands-on approach to healing by “adjusting” regions of the patient’s body using various techniques, but without the aid of drugs or surgery. In addition, they are trained in rehabilitation techniques and nutrition to help patients help themselves through their pain.
Chiropractors employ numerous techniques, the most common of which is known as a spinal manipulation or adjustment. This technique involves applying pressure to the joints of the spine and can help treat tissue injuries.
When can Chiropractic Help?
Chiropractors help patients with many different types of pain and injuries. Chiropractic is most commonly used to treat the following types of pain:
- Back pain
- Neck pain
- Joint pain
Depending on the nature of your injurie or condition, a chiropractor may be useful in relieving your pain. However, working with a physical therapist is often more beneficial as physical therapy is a more all-encompassing field and helps patients recover in the long-term. While chiropractic may not be the cure-all for your particular injury, oftentimes it can be used in conjunction with other treatments or as a means of recovery following surgery.
Minnesota Physical Therapy
The Minnesota physical therapists at OrthoRehab Specialists have decades of experience helping patients throughout the Twin Cities with their mobility issues. Our rehabilitation specialists have standing relationships with over 600 local providers who continue to refer their patients to us when needed. We also have direct access to physical therapy, which means you can set up an appointment with our therapists even if you don’t have a referral. Reach out to us today to set up your appointment at one of our Twin Cities physical therapy clinics (located in Minneapolis and Edina).