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Doctor, Physical Therapist, Chiropractor: Which One?

By Genevieve Cunningham

Getting health treatments is something we should all just get used to. We're all going to need care. We're all going to get sick and injured. We're all going to need the help of a professional. Sometimes, the process of getting care is really easy. We call the doctor, show up, and then go get our medicine. But other times, it's complicated. Which kind of doctor do we really need? Or can we just wait that ailment out? What should we do? Luckily, there's help available even when we're at our most confused. If you're trying to get your ducks in a row regarding the right kind of care, take a look at these tips to point you in the right direction.

When You Need a Doctor

Seeking the care of a doctor is pretty straightforward. Anytime that you're truly sick -- fever, chills, night sweats, etc -- you need to see a doctor. Doctors are great for diagnosing illness and getting you the proper medication. They're also great for injuries like broken bones, sprains, and cuts. Lastly, see your doctor for a basic checkup every year to keep your health on track.

When You Need a Physical Therapist

Physical therapists are a bit more mysterious for the common person. Unless you've needed care in the past, you may not understand their function in your health. Physical therapists help you relearn how to use muscles, joints, and body parts after injury. They help you regain strength and range of motion. If you've been injured, are recovering from surgery, or are losing your ability to move, you may be referred to a physical therapist to get back on track.

When You Need a Chiropractor 

Chiropractors are known as back doctors, but they actually do a lot more than that. Chiropractic care is good for pain relief, improving your mobility, and getting rid of headaches. They can also boost your immune system and overall body function to improve your body's overall health. You might be referred to a chiropractor in some situations, but there's nothing wrong with taking your health into your own hands and reaching out for care. In fact, chiropractic care is best when it's received on a regular basis, so putting it on your schedule now is a good idea.

Could You Need All Three?

It's entirely possible to use all three of these professionals in your life. And it's entirely possible to benefit from this approach. The key is to listen to the professionals, follow their advice, and be consistent. If you're willing to put yourself first, you can keep yourself healthier than ever before. 

If you would like to try chiropractic care, visit with chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic. At The Joint, getting care is easier than ever before. Just use their walk-in visits and affordable pricing to get the care you need without any extra hassle. Healthcare should be easy -- it should make your life better. Get a boost in health and feel your best starting today with a quick stop at The Joint Chiropractic now.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Las Vegas, Nev.

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