Getting conflicting opinions on who you need to see about your back condition? Struggling to understand the difference between a chiropractor and an osteopath?
Our Stoke on Trent chiropractor outlines the main differences of each approach:
A chiropractor is a professional who focuses mainly on mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system. Osteopaths, on the other hand, tend to focus on the links between musculoskeletal system diseases and symptoms throughout the whole body. Both sets of principles follow the basis that the body possesses self-regulatory mechanisms and has an innate ability to defend and repair itself.
The science of chiropractic care focuses on the relationship between the spine and the nervous system, and how that relationship affects function and overall health. Spinal misalignments (known as vertebral subluxations) can get in the way with the transmission of information from the brain, over the spinal cord and/or nerve roots to systems within the body. Chiropractors believe that this altered information often results in symptoms and disease. Therefore spinal manipulation can help to restore the body to good health.
Osteopathy is founded on the possibility of treating pain in a way that considers your body as a whole. Osteopathic treatment can be effectively used to reduce and manage pain and other symptoms that you experience in a number of different areas of your body.
Both chiropractic treatment and osteopathy can significant help with a variety of conditions, including back and neck pain. The important thing is to get your symptoms addressed and work with a professional who can offer the right kind of treatment for you. There is always something someone can to do help.
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From the team at City Chiropractic Clinic
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