PRLog - Feb. 1, 2011 - TANJONG PAGAR, Singapore -- Choosing the right health practitioner for your pain may be difficult, especially if you have never encounter such a pain. You would probably see a family doctor for your back pain but in your mind wonder what can a doctor do than prescribing medications or referring to a physiotherapist or chiropractor.
The ‘chiropractors versus physiotherapists’
Chiropractors or osteopaths are primarily in private practice and considered as an alternative treatment. Throughout the years many misunderstood facts have revolved around about chiropractors. Chiropractors use the title of respect “Doctor” in front of their name whereas physiotherapist does not. Chiropractors are doctors, but not in medicine, but chiropractic. Most Chiropractors are not GP’s and are only using the title “Doctor of Chiropractic”
The general public are confused about who does what and are told such a variety of replies to their questions they are understandably baffled.
The word “chiropractic”
Chiropractors mainly manipulate the spine (ie neck or back) or ‘click everything back into place’. When the chiropractor isolates the source of the problem, a manipulation may give instant relief of pain and stiffness!
A Physiotherapist treats the root cause to pain and stiffness with Manipulation/
The main question any health-care practitioner must ask is ‘why did the joint become stiff or painful in the first place?’ That answer will lead to the CAUSE/SOURCE of the problem and not just the SYMPTOM.
Finally, how much will it cost to do physiotherapy or chiropractor?
Physiotherapy sessions are typically longer (30 minutes or more) while chiropractic sessions are typically shorter in duration (up to 15 minutes or less), depending on individual conditions. Ask how long you will be getting for treatment and how much each session costs. When you have this information compare other health professions for value. Ask yourself if you are only offered less than 15 mins per session for a quick manipulation?
That is also not to say that one resolution is more proficient than the other. In the ‘chiropractors versus physiotherapists’
See a well-trained physiotherapist whom focus on your root cause/source of problem, call Physioclinic at 96390509. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: http://physioclinic.sg
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Physioclinic is a Singapore Physiotherapy Clinic, providing physiotherapy treatments for pain conditions such as neck and back pain, rehabilitation for sports and neurological conditions and preventive health such as weight management, stress management, ergonomics, workplace health