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What is more effective for low back pain and joint pain; physical therapy or chiropractic?

9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management
3 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

Both specialists overlap quite a bit.
Just depends on what you are comfortable with. Physical therapy is now doing a lot of manipulation therapies and vice versa chiropractors are noting the benefit of active exercise therapy for their patients as well. Often times seeing an sports medicine physician might be helpful since they have experience with both care types to guide you.

In brief: Depends

Both specialists overlap quite a bit.
Just depends on what you are comfortable with. Physical therapy is now doing a lot of manipulation therapies and vice versa chiropractors are noting the benefit of active exercise therapy for their patients as well. Often times seeing an sports medicine physician might be helpful since they have experience with both care types to guide you.
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2 doctors agree

In brief: I would go

With consult with a rheumatologist or orthopedic surgeon, then get a referral to proper ancillary treatment.

In brief: I would go

With consult with a rheumatologist or orthopedic surgeon, then get a referral to proper ancillary treatment.
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Dr. Pierre Moeser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Both good

Common muscular low back can be treated equally well with either p.
T. Or chiropractic. Joint pain depends entirely on which joint.

In brief: Both good

Common muscular low back can be treated equally well with either p.
T. Or chiropractic. Joint pain depends entirely on which joint.
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Dr. John Goldman
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: It depends

There are many types of back pain.
The correct diagnosis is important before you get treatment. Both can help but it is wise to be certain the cause before any type of therapy. See your physician first.

In brief: It depends

There are many types of back pain.
The correct diagnosis is important before you get treatment. Both can help but it is wise to be certain the cause before any type of therapy. See your physician first.
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