Physical Therapy Vs. Chiropractic Care: Which Is Right For Me?

Mar 25, 2020 | Chiropractic, Physical Therapy

For those who suffer from chronic conditions, injuries, or musculoskeletal problems, the road to recovery can seem endless.. However, we hope it’s encouraging that there is a variety of treatment options available to help you reach your goals and restore your health.


Common solutions for treatment often include surgery, medication, chiropractic care, and/or physical therapy


As you decide what is best for your treatment, we wanted to share some of the main differences between chiropractic care and physical therapy in Logan, Utah to help you decide which is the better fit for you. 


Chiropractic Care


The goal of chiropractic treatment is to realign the spine and correct any vertebrae that may be out of place. This can help relieve pain or pressure on any surrounding nerves. The main focus of chiropractic care is to correct subluxations—or partial dislocation of a joint. A chiropractor generally performs adjustments to the spine by using their hands or an adjusting device. 


Similar to physical therapy, chiropractors also implement stretching, hot/cold therapy, ultrasound, or electric muscle stimulation.


Chiropractic care can also be used to treat conditions that are not musculoskeletal—particularly those involving the nervous system. Many patients have found relief from conditions like asthma or depression with help from chiropractic care.


Physical Therapy 


Physical therapy is used to treat patients who have lost mobility in a specific area due to an injury or disorder. It is also utilized to help prevent future flair ups or injury. This is accomplished with both active and passive treatments and a variety of exercising, stretching, hot/cold therapy, and more. 


With physical therapy, patients can take an active role in their care by performing exercises during treatment and at home on their own. Your therapist will recommend what would work best for you.


Physical Therapy And Chiropractors in Logan and Providence, Utah 


Both treatments have proven to be effective for those who suffer from various conditions and can help patients avoid surgery and opioids. Your physician will help you decide which route would be best for your specific diagnosis. 


Either physical therapy, chiropractic treatment, or both can be suggested as a multidisciplinary approach to healing and relief from your condition. 


Regardless of your your specific need, Spring Creek Medical Center can help! We provide both physical therapy and chiropractic treatment for patients throughout Providence and Logan, Utah. Our goal is to help you regain mobility, independence, and peace of mind through tailored and quality care.


Schedule an appointment at Spring Creek Medical Center today!

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