Chiropractors are specialists in dealing with back pain. You can expect to have your back “cracked” when you visit one. That means your body will be twisted.
A wellness oriented chiropractor will also provide you with education as well as treatment.
A physical therapist can assist a client in relieving back pain. What this person should also do for you is to be a teacher of posture training, instructor in proper lifting techniques and strengthening and flexibility exercises.
Other physical therapist modalities include moist heat, whirlpool, ultrasound diathermy, electrical stimulation, transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation, intermittent lumbar traction and techniques such as massage, soft tissue mobilization, spinal manipulation, education, work and home postural training, and exercise program development.
Your pain may be due to a disease that requires medical treatment. You need to rule out that possibility. A doctor knowledgeable in back pain issues should provide you with education as well as treatment.
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