Musculoskeletal pain is one of the most common complaints that cause people to see their primary care physician. If the condition is not a surgical case, patients are usually diagnosed and released from the medical doctor with medication and instructions to see a physical therapist or a chiropractor for 4 to 6 weeks of treatment. Patients will choose either to see a physical therapist or a chiropractor for relief. So, why should you see a chiropractor alongside physical therapy treatment?
What do chiropractors evaluate and treat?
Chiropractors are trained in the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of spinal dysfunctions. After a thorough spinal evaluation, our chiropractors recommend a series of treatments to help you restore normal spinal mobility.
What is normal spinal mobility?
Spinal mobility is normal movement within the joint. This capacity of movement within the joint has big neurological connections with the brain, and when the brain senses normal movement capacity within the joint, it coordinates variability of movement to its environment. What does this mean? The body is better able to adapt to real life situations or workloads in an efficient manner, decreasing the chance of overload to joints, muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Overload increases the likelihood of tears, sprains, and strains, which is why movement within the spine and extremities is critical to accomplishing daily tasks and completing athletic activities.
It is important to see your chiropractor alongside any rehabilitation program, especially because chiropractic treatment restores neurological function to the joints, allowing the body to rehabilitate properly and effectively. If you have been diagnosed with a musculoskeletal condition, you can schedule an appointment for a consultation at our office here. We look forward to helping you get better, faster!