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Question DetailsAsked on 5/26/2011

Sore back

My back ends up sore after most work days, after I've been on the computer for a while. Who's more likely to help me, a chiropractor or a physical therapist?

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Hi Amy, there are a lot of personal factors that weigh in, so we can’t tell you which type of provider to go see. But here is some background information that may help you: and Hope that helps and ...that you feel better soon!

Answered 9 years ago by Angie's List


Sorry to hear that you are living in pain. This is a good question that many people ask. I used to run a physical medicine facility and used both chiropractic and physical therapy and saw great results. These days I mainly utilize chiropractic and recommend exercises for home use and still see great results. What I like to do is restore proper joint motion to those spinal and extraspinal (arms, hands, legs, and feet) joints by adjusting my patients first. This usually results in almost immediate releif for the majority of my patients. After the joints have begun to move properly and the inflammation has decreased you can then start on a home exercise routine that is pretty simple. I hope this helps!

In Health,
Dr. Brandon Crawford, DC
Motion Chiropractic
8701 W Parmer Ln, Ste 2121
Austin, TX 78729
(512) 258-8880

Answered 9 years ago by Dr. Crawford


I have to agree with the other pre-existing posts as I think both practices have different functions. I think for rehabilitation and strength building after trama is experienced, etc. then phsycical therapists should definietly be consulted. In the case of overall, day-to-day wellness, I think that should always start with a chiropractor. Although they are adjsuting your bones, all of that is a jump-start to your nervous system which is what controls all of our functions!

Without a healthy nervous system, your body can simply not weather the day to day stresses of life as resiliantly as someone that seeks routine "maintenance" care from a chiropractor. I just like to think of it as my body's version of an oil change!

Hope this opinion and insight helps!

Answered 7 years ago by Guest_9895070

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