Caring for Your Spine: Contrasting Chiropractors vs. Osteopaths and Physiotherapists

For patients suffering from spinal-induced ailments, a choice in care is something that must be considered. Getting tailored, insightful care is paramount to achieving relief. This means working with a qualified care professional. Unfortunately, choosing the right type of care often leads to some confusion for patients. Should they choose a chiropractor, a physiotherapist, an osteopath, or a different type of professional?

It’s important to understand that all of these medical care professionals differ from each other, even if they seem similar on the surface. For example, chiropractors distinguish themselves from physiotherapists thanks largely in part to their key focus on the spine and central nervous system, instead of muscles and ligaments. Osteopaths further differ in their diagnosis and treatment – for example, no using radiological imaging where chiropractic might.

At Ideal Spine, we know that when it comes to matters of the spine, chiropractors are unparalleled. Our Chiropractic BioPhysics (CBP) modality is more than just a comprehensive way to tailor treatment to patients, it’s also a proof of process that helps patients understand what sets chiropractic apart from other treatment modalities.

Defining relief through approach

The first step in understanding why chiropractors are the ideal choice for identifying and correcting spinal-induced conditions is understanding how they distinguish themselves from osteopaths and physiotherapists:

  • Chiropractors focus explicitly on the spine and its peripheral reaches, such as the central nervous system. They use radiological imaging to understand the curvature of the spine and employ a wide range of minimally-invasive adjustment and correction techniques to restore it to an ideal curvature.
  • Osteopaths do not have a specific focus, instead imparting total body wellness. They rely on palpitation diagnoses and visual inspection. Though they also employ non-invasive corrective techniques for the spine, osteopaths generally work on mobilization of muscles, tendons and ligaments.
  • Physiotherapists also rely more on mobilization techniques to treat musculoskeletal pain, rather than specific adjustment. They’re also more equipped to treat sport injuries or dynamic movement injuries, as opposed to chronic ailments.

There’s certainly a large range of overlap between all three professionals, however chiropractic is the only treatment modality with a specific focus on the spinal and central nervous system. Moreover, Chiropractic BioPhysics (CBP) is the only treatment approach that also blends clinical assets (like radiology) to impart a focused diagnosis.

Chiropractic for more focused relief

Choosing chiropractic for relief from spinal-induced chronic ailments isn’t nullifying the capabilities of osteopathy or physiotherapy. In fact, these modalities may have tremendous benefit for people.

Chiropractic’s value is in its ability to focus treatment specifically on the spine to reduce or even eliminate spinal-specific problems. For patients suffering from the effects of stenosis, degenerative disc disease, disc herniation, and a slew of other proliferating spinal conditions, this value is unparalleled.

Ideal Spine has proven the power of Chiropractic BioPhysics (CBP) time and again when it comes to focused, targeted treatment options and the potential relief that comes with them. And while a person may benefit from osteopathy or physiotherapy, the documented capabilities of chiropractic place it on its own echelon.

Chiropractic BioPhysics® corrective care trained Chiropractors are located throughout the United States and in several international locations. CBP providers have helped thousands of people throughout the world realign their spine back to health, and eliminate a source of chronic back pain, chronic neck pain, chronic headaches and migraines, fibromyalgia, and a wide range of other health conditions. If you are serious about your health and the health of your loved ones, contact a CBP trained provider today to see if you qualify for care. The exam and consultation are often FREE. See www.CBPpatient.com for providers in your area.