07-21-2004, 10:34 AM #1
Chiropractos vs Physical Therapists
My girl is a physical therapist assistant and can work wonders on me when my back/neck (well just about anything) hurts. She tells me not to see a chiropractor becasue they focus only on bones and not muscles and nerves. Others at my gym swear by their chiropractor. What do you guys think...
07-21-2004, 10:35 AM #2
I go to a chiropractor, and a massage therapist, sometimes i get a happy ending.
07-21-2004, 10:37 AM #3
My chiropractor focuses on nerves then bones then muscles...healed up stuff i've struggled with for years! He's also big into the gym so he's really helped me there too.
07-21-2004, 10:42 AM #4
Nothibng fixes our type injuries better than a chiropractor. If you get a dent in your car you got to a body man, not a transmission mechanic. To say they only focus on bones is incorect, althogh it will depend on the chiropractor, to how goo they are. My chiropractor was a powerlifter for years, he knows how to treat out type injuries or alments(sp). He doesnt even make any cracking noises when he works on me, very new stuff he does. I like a good massage now and then because it is so good for you,but muscle spasm's and kinks in the neck or whatever is a sign of misalignment. The muscle spasms because it is splinting an injury, all the muscle relaxers in the world will not put bones back to where they belong, that is why so many people have arthritis and degenerative joint problems, they never actually fixed the problem just the body adjust to the injury
07-27-2004, 10:39 AM #5
Good info... thanks guys.
07-27-2004, 10:58 AM #6Associate Member
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You should def get adjusted once a month by the chiro, and although the dont typically work on your muscles, other than electro stuff to losen you up, any chiropractor who is worth a darn knows very well how it all fits together for a healthy body.
07-27-2004, 11:24 AM #7
IMO chiros are great and definetely have a place in maintaining structral health. However, I would advise people not to have their neck and upper cervical spine manipulated.
07-27-2004, 12:47 PM #8
i broke 2 vertebraes in high school, and i have no cartilage between 2 of my vertebrae, the only thing that works for me is a chiropractor, physical therapists did nothing for me
07-27-2004, 07:49 PM #9
all about the chiro... fixed my back like a dream.
07-28-2004, 12:51 AM #10
apples and oranges IMO.
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