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Who Can Realign Your Spine?

Several healthcare professionals are trained to assess and, if necessary, provide treatments to help realign the spine.

Here are some of the main professionals who may offer spinal realignment services…

  1. Chiropractors – Chiropractors specialize in diagnosing and treating musculoskeletal disorders, particularly those related to the spine. They often use spinal manipulation techniques, also known as adjustments, to realign the spine and alleviate pain or discomfort. Chiropractors typically undergo extensive training in spinal manipulation techniques as part of their education.
  2. Osteopathic Physicians – Doctors of osteopathic medicine (DOs) are fully licensed physicians who receive training in osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT), which includes techniques for manipulating the musculoskeletal system, including the spine. OMT may be used to realign the spine and address issues such as back pain or spinal misalignments.
  3. Physical Therapists – Physical therapists are trained in techniques to improve mobility, function, and reduce pain through various interventions, including manual therapy. They may use spinal mobilization or manipulation techniques as part of a comprehensive treatment plan to address spinal alignment issues and improve function.
  4. Orthopedic Surgeons – Orthopedic surgeons specialize in the diagnosis and surgical treatment of musculoskeletal conditions, including spinal disorders. While they may not typically perform spinal manipulations themselves, they may recommend or refer patients to other healthcare professionals for conservative treatments, such as physical therapy or chiropractic care, to address spinal alignment issues.
  5. Massage Therapists – Massage therapists may use techniques to help relieve muscle tension and improve mobility in the spine and surrounding tissues. While they may not perform spinal adjustments, massage therapy can be a complementary treatment to help relax muscles and improve overall spinal health.

It’s important to consult with a healthcare professional who is trained and experienced in assessing and treating spinal alignment issues. They can provide a thorough evaluation, recommend appropriate treatments, and ensure that any interventions are safe and effective for your specific needs. They can work with you to develop a comprehensive plan to address any underlying causes of spinal misalignment and promote overall spinal health and function.