If you have been in an accident or have suffered an injury in another manner, chances are good that you have only one thing on your mind: getting better and going back to your normal routine. Unfortunately, when most people think of recovery and rehabilitation, they think only of the end result, hardly ever the process that it takes. This is unfortunate since these are two entirely different matters that take different methods.
In many cases, recovering from a personal injury is the easy part. Getting rehabilitation so that there are no or minimal after-effects of your accident is an entirely different, and often the much more complicated aspect of recovering. In fact, even though a person is treated for an injury does not mean that they are equipped and ready to return to life as they knew it before the event. It’s at this point in a patient’s recovery that a chiropractor can be your best friend in this process.
Despite the fact that most doctors treat illnesses and injuries, the rehabilitation part of the job is often referred to someone else. The doctor might treat his patient, but when it comes to rehabilitation, he will prescribe the physical therapy or other treatment to someone else. In this case, however, both the process and the results of that therapy is unknown to the doctor.
When a patient receives their care from a chiropractor the care they receive is all-encompassing. A chiropractor treats the injury as well as administers the physical therapy that takes place after the injury is treated so that a complete recovery is ensured.
Most chiropractors agree that there should be no reason for a physician to hand off the care of a patient to someone else. Instead, most chiropractors are staffed and equipped to handle the treatment and rehabilitation of a patient from beginning to end. This not only ensures that the recovery is complete, but that all aspects of the patient’s recovery work together for the end result of the patient.