What is the Difference Between a Fort Lauderdale Chiropractor and Physical Therapist?

If you’re suffering from neck or back pain, you may be in the process of considering your treatment options. Because surgery is often used only in serious cases, many patients either seek out chiropractic care or physical therapy. These forms of treatment often allow patients to see relief for their neck pain without having to undergo surgery or take painkillers. Unfortunately, many health insurance companies won’t pay for both physical therapy and chiropractic care at the same time, while both these treatments together can yield good results. If you have to choose between physical therapy or chiropractic care, it is wise to get as much information as possible. Speak to your physician and learn more about your specific injury. Then, learn more about each kind of treatment.

According to WebMD, patients experiencing neck pain may be suffering from cervical disk disease. Manipulations performed by a qualified chiropractor or strengthening exercises recommended by a physical therapist can help alleviate pain. Physical therapists will evaluate the way that you move, range of motion, reflexes, and strength. Sometimes we experience pain because certain muscles are weaker. A chiropractor can use hand manipulations to relieve stiffness, increase strength, and help you resume normal ranges of motion. A physical therapist will work with you to perform special exercises designed to increase strength and range of motion. A chiropractor may massage, apply heat, and perform adjustments to your trouble areas to help reduce pain. Both chiropractors and physical therapists may perform cervical traction to extend the neck and reduce pressure on disks and vertebrae.

Physical therapy will give you the tools and techniques you can use to maintain you health long-term. Chiropractors can also offer their patients techniques and exercises to maintain strength and muscle health.

In most cases, patients don’t need to see a physician before they seek out the help of a chiropractor or physical therapist, though some insurance companies require it. If you suffer from chronic pain, it may be wise to see your primary care doctor to eliminate any other potentially serious conditions that could be causing your pain. Furthermore, physical therapy or chiropractic care isn’t right for everyone suffering from neck or back pain. Risk factors, health history, and the kind of condition you have will determine whether chiropractic care is right for you. In some cases, other treatments may be more effective or may even be required.

Every patient’s needs are unique, so it is important that you find doctors who can work closely with you to manage your care. HealthPoint Chiropractic offers a range of services to individuals suffering from pain. Our convenient Fort Lauderdale location offers chiropractic, physical therapy, and massage treatments. Whatever your needs, we’ll work closely with you to develop a treatment plan that will get you the results you deserve. Contact HealthPoint Chiropractic today to learn more about our range of services and discover how we can best help you to feel your best.

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An Arthrostim is an instrument that is used as a less forceful alternative to manual adjustments.

Beginner Yoga Classes

Yoga offers many health benefits. Yoga, if properly practiced, can help your body heal more quickly.

Cox Flexion Distraction

Cox Technic is research-documented spinal manipulation to relieve lower back pain, neck pain.

Decompression Therapy

HealthPoint provides a quality, cost-affective and non-surgical alternative to relieve pain associated.

Treatment For Neck

Back pain is among the leading causes of disability and missed work. Up to 50% of working Americans.


In the natural sciences, the term diathermy [di’ah-ther”me] means “electrically induced heat”.

DTS Therapy

DTS Therapy is an Alternative to Surgery: Why live in debilitating pain when your condition.

Intersegmental Traction

Intersegmental Traction (IST), also know as the “Roller Table” is mostly described by our patients.

Inversion Therapy

Inversion treatments are safe and effective. It involves being upside down at a specific angle for therapeutic.

Massage Treatment

Here at HealthPoint, we provide various types of massages. From Swedish and Therapeutic to Sports.


Dr. Neilen has been practicing chiropractic medicine in Fort Lauderdale since 2011. Graduating from Palmer College of Chiropractic Florida Dr. Neilen wasted no time and immediately began as an associate at a local chiropractic office in fort lauderdale. He used the next 2 years to fine tune his adjusting skills and become a well rounded businessman and Doctor of Chiropractic.



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