Taking Charge of Your Health

What is the difference between and osteopath
and a chiropractor? Well this is one of the most common questions that I get asked as
an osteopath in practice and I get it asked almost every day. I can guarantee that almost
every single one of my patients has asked me this at some point during their treatments.
So I thought I would put it into a video and let you guys know. We’re going to talk about
three main differences today; the first is with the philosophy, the second is with the
assessment, and the third is with the treatment. Number one; the philosophy. Chiropractors
believe a problem in the body is a result of a dysfunction in the spine. When you look
at the anatomy of the spine you have the spine, you have the spinal canal and in that spinal
canal you’ve got the spinal cord. Coming out of the spine you’ve got nerve roots and those
nerve roots form into nerves. Those nerves supply organs, muscles, joints and even things
like the skin. If the spine is not working properly and one of the joints is compressing
a nerve root that’s going to affect the signals going to those structures that it’s supplying
and therefore it’s going to result in less function. So by correcting this subluxation
you’re going to restore this natural function of that structure. Osteopaths on the other
hand believe that a problem can result from dysfunction anywhere in the body. If you have
pain that’s going to change the way you move and the way you function and that’s going
to cause problems not only in that place but problems elsewhere. The theory is that let’s
say you have a problem in your knee you’re going to change the way you walk which is
going to change the mechanics of the hip and therefore the spine, that’s going to affect
the muscles, the tightness around the spine and that’s going to affect structures higher
up and that could even result in something like a headache. So osteopaths tend to look
a little bit more globally. Now when it comes to number two; the assessment, chiropractors
often use, not always, but often use x-rays, or some other form of imaging or diagnostic
equipment. In their first session you’ll often have this assessment done with x-rays for
example, they’ll bring you back in on your second time, they’ll go through your results
and tell you their treatment plan. Then on the third time you come back in they’re going
to give you treatment. Osteopaths on the other hand will usually assess you and treat you
on that first session. Now the way that we work as osteopaths is we’ll have a look at
you standing first of all, we’ll get you moving, see where any restrictions may be, then we’ll
have a look and a feel on all the muscles and joints, see how they’re moving, perform
special orthopedic tests, try to see if we can provoke the problem so we can work out
exactly what is going on, just by using our hands and our eyes and then at the end of
that assessment we’ll treat you. Number three; the treatments. Chiropractic treatments tend
to be quite short around about fifteen minutes. Chiropractors are more well known for their
adjustments. Adjustments are the “clicking” of necks and backs. That’s what chiropractors
tend to do; necks, upper backs, lower backs. Osteopaths tend to do more of the whole body
so we treat more globally, a lot more massage work and our theory is that if you can loosen
up the muscles and relax the muscles that when it comes to adjusting those joints it’s
going to be a little bit less aggressive on the body so you’ll have less of a treatment
reaction. Ultimately though it doesn’t matter who you see whether it is a chiropractor or
an osteopath as long as you feel comfortable with that practitioner and you like the way
their treatment style is. If you don’t feel comfortable during your treatments, you’re
not going to feel relaxed and you’re not going to get better as quick. So find a practitioner
that you like rather than the therapy. If you guys have got any further questions please
drop it in the comments section below and we’ll see you guys very soon.

100 thoughts on “London Osteopath: What’s The Difference Between An Osteopath and a Chiropractor

  1. Very helpful video! I am currently a student, trying to figure out which path to take. This was great, thank you.

  2. i would say that as a chiropractic student your description of both Chiros and Osteopaths seems to be what we're taught at Palmer West. We do a lot of soft tissue work and some muscle energy techniques and would always prefer to adjust tissues that are not hypertonic. Historically speaking I believe that Chiros were known more for just popping and cracking stuff but the last 20 years has really opened up the scope of the practice as the neuromuscular system is more understood and we do a lot of massage, PNF….anything in out tool box to facilitate proper function. Sometimes we even avoid adjustments! We're even taught some osteopathic moves and are admirers of Andrew Still and more modern osteopaths such as Chaitow. There are chiros that are "straight" and chiros that are "mixers". Straight chiros tend to do only manipulations of the spine, some even only the cervical spine (an even some more only the upper cervical!!) This lineage of chiropractic tends to treat only the spine considers appendicular skeletal adjustments as foolhardy. "Mixers", on the other hand, (ahem) tend to treat any part of the body that they can and even take specialty certifications such as Active Release Technique, Certified Chiropractic extremity practiononer (CCEP), Graston, SFMA, anything that helps a patient regain or restore function. Some chiros in the US blur the line between PT and Chiro as we can have physical therapy privileges in certain states and often end up doing stuff that might more resemble PT. Rehab2Performance by Craig Leibensen, D.C. is a perfect example of a chiro that actually doesn't do a lot of adjustments but resets dysfunction with movement patterns

  3. i think that is very limited. McTimoney Chiropractors do not use imaging at all they do a whole body assessment and treatment at the 1st appointment and a very holistic approach. It is a whole body treatment every time. It is not about 'clicking at all'. Please if you are going to make videos like this have all the facts.

  4. The biggest difference between a chiropractor and an osteopath is the spelling. The chiropractic philosophy you have described is rarely taught in chiropractic education now. What you have described as osteopathy is how the majority of chiropractors work. Yes some are subluxation theory based, but I'd say the majority are not. Yes some take xrays if they have the facilities, but most don't (but can and will refer for imaging when appropriate). Yes some use funky machines, but most don't. Yes some chiropractors use adjusting techniques that make clicking noises, but many practice other chiropractic techniques that dont – for starters, a third of chiropractors are McTimoney trained and they assess and adjust (with no cavitation) not only the spine, neck and pelvis, but the cranium, ribs and extremities too. Once osteos and chiros graduate they attend many of the same courses in a wide variety of additional techniques. As you rightly say, there are more similarities than differences, but when it comes to explaining those differences, I respectfully suggest that you need to do some research.

  5. Honestly, this is what drives a wedge between the two professions. Everything you have started is very old fashioned. I've been involved with the chiropractic and osteopathic professions for 25 years. The vast majority of chiropractors don't talk about or treat "subluxation" in fact at university it isn't taught and the GCC state it isn't allowed to be used with patients unless in a historical concept? Where you aware of this? And I've never even heard of a chiropractor not starting treatment till the third session (unless for some reason they need a referral to GP)?That's quite ridiculous!
    With regards to "upper back and neck?" And osteopaths treat the whole body? Again quite incorrect, the chiropractors who treat me personally will deal with any problem in the same way an osteopathy or Physio should do, because they are evidence based. Wether that's tennis elbow or sprained ankle.
    I think some more research is needed my friend.

  6. You have never undergone chiropractic education I suppose. Bottomline of your video: Chiropractic only focuses on the spine – Osteopathy is wholistic. Chiropractic diagnoses spinal problems only with the use of x-rays – whereas osteopathic diagnoses is wholistic. A chiropractor let's you come in three times for the first treatment which consists of getting your neck and your back cracked – whereas an osteopathic treatment is so much better and of course wholistic.

    I am a fully qualified chiropractor studied in the UK and tell you that you should educate yourself before you post stuff like this! Thumbs down from me

  7. Hi James, I want to be an osteopath , so can you give me informations about this speciality like how many years you study to become a fully qualified ostheopath ?

  8. hey thank you for this video it was really helpful. i am trying to decide whether i should become a chiropractor or an osteopath and i was wondering is there any way that maybe i could do both? like i would do the 5 years to become an osteopath and then add a year or two to learn the chiropractic methods or are they too contradictory that i cant do both ?

  9. 1:18 what word Subluxation or some-rotation; couldn't understand what word you said. You have a heavy accent.

  10. I guess it is normal for a person to defend his position or profession by discrediting another with incomplete and incorrect information.

  11. if only I was rich.. would have all these alternative treatments.

    chiropractic helped me so much BUT was short lived it's addictive getting that Crack

  12. In the United States, an osteopath, D.O. is a licensed physician, equivalent to a medical doctor, MD. There are some basic philosophical differences. A D.O. is trained in manipulation of the skeletal system, particularly the back and spine, and D.O.s pride themselves on being holistic. Osteopathic residencies are now the same as those for allopathic medical doctors. Chiropractors have less training at less prestigious schools of medicine compared to D.O.s or M.D's.

  13. You keep saying "we" like every osteopath works exactly the same. There good and shitty workers in every profession

  14. Is the main way to treat herniated disc in the neck is with the use of steroid injections? Have you seen other forms of therapy be effective?

  15. From a chiropractor, i can tell you you're dead wrong with your assessment that osteopaths have a more global understanding of the body. Do you honestly think a chiro doesnt know the association between foot, knee, and hip pathology, and how these can affect other structures superiorly?

  16. So i treatment there is no other difference than just to warm up before restoring functionality by force? Less or bigger – it is not big difference. I learned osteopathy as cranial-sacral and viscera movement where you influence energetically. It is like you are just connected and follow the movements that is initiated energetically. This is a big difference. But western world is reluctant to consider "energy". That is ok, but then in what you do there is no difference from chiropractors.

  17. I am sure you know your osteopathic profession very well but your understanding of what is done in a chiropractic office may be off slightly.  I have been practicing chiropractic for 18 years and its seems we have a very similar philosophy and technique.  I never just diagnose off x-ray and base treatment on that alone. We too do a postural analysis, orthopedic testing, neurological testing and base treatment on the movement or lack of movement in the body (both spine and other joints) combined with diagnostic testing.  I also adjust extremities, perform rehab through therapies as well as functional movement and exercise.  To make a broad statement about what all chiropractors do might not give people the best understanding of what chiropractic truly is.  I know four osteopaths who do no manipulation what so-ever, really do not treat the whole body and just push pharmaceuticals but I would never categorize all osteopaths in that same light. I know two who do pretty much exactly what I do, have a very similar philosophy and a profound understanding of chiropractic that differs a bit from yours.  I did enjoy the information and you probably do a great job with your patients – rock on!  I always thought us chiro's and you osteopaths would join forces because functional care is really where healthcare is going and we are really the only ones providing it!  Be well!

  18. Here are an informed opinion and the testimony of a person who had 2 different approaches!
    So in Chiropractic practice – follow up treatment sessions of 10 minutes in and out has experienced by me and others like +fen132, are very common practice! = its better income then Osteopathy!
    While yes providing short term relieve, hence why patients are asked to keep returning weekly and to buy expensive treatment packages!
    Whereas in Osteopathy a session always lasts longer around 30/45 minutes in every follow-up session, meaning the Osteopath earns less! But allows more time than a Chiropractor to look after the patient and provide a hands-on treatment.
    I have also had a similar experience has youtuber +fen132.
    I know a little more about the body because I do massage, but not enough
    so I look for further professionals when need my back treated.
    And Osteopathy is my best choice to help with back pain and other muscular injuries and joint problems, I had a more whole and global hands on treatment to my spine and back muscles . In my Chiropractic treatment after initial X-ray, was minimal time with spinal adjustment and repeated each time without considering any other muscles involved
    Also, X-ray use is a common practice in Chiropractic but is known for toxic radiation, should be used only for specific medical conditions affecting health. Better avoided in clinical practice for every niggling back pain, to confirm that a particular spinal segment has moved 2 degrees since last treatment, and how many degrees must move next session! I appreciate treatment without it.
    It is known that X-ray photons carry enough energy to ionise atoms and disrupt molecular bonds. This makes it a type of ionising radiation, and therefore harmful to living tissue (every cell in the body) being linked to cancer risk.
    I still ask "why Chiropractors having trained and gained knowledge about the human body, have to put every patient at unnecessary risk!?
    is it necessary to X-ray a patient on several visits a year to provide an adequate treatment? I firmly think is not! A trained eye for clinical observation and Professional good hand skills combined with a basic range of motion examination, provide enough to identify imbalances in the spine, only wherever the structures can be palpable of course!
    Both Chiropractors and Osteopaths are highly trained professionals and can help, however, yes the philosophy and approach to patient care are very different.
    Anyway if money allows and one is curious' = try both and then your experience will guide you, and of course, all therapists are individuals, so there can be good or bad experiences for both sides as in every other profession.
    Greetings of good health for all!

  19. In the USA, DO and MD share the exact same practicing rights and most DOs go through ACGME residency programs along side MD's. In other parts of the world, osteopaths are not physicians like they are in USA. In the USA, a DO can be a dermatologist, othro surgeon, general surgeon, OB/GYN etc.
    US DO's are not the same as osteopaths in other countries.
    All DOs must take the MCAT here.
    Most DO graduates go into primary care and 1/4 of all new medical doctors in the USA are DOs.
    MD and DO residencies are merging in 2020 to have a unified program overseen by the ACGME.
    American DOs have unlimited practicing rights in the England, Australia, and Germany as physicians to prescribe medications and perform surgery.
    Chiropractors are quacks.

  20. I agree with what you said but thats info for the general public.

    Ive been struggling (a lot) with the desicion of if i should study Chiro or Osteo. I've done a lot of research and all the stuff ive found is the same. I've talked with some DC's and DO's but i still cant make a desicion. I would like to study one of them in Australia, so im not interested at all on the osteopathy education offered in the US. As far as i know, in the UK and Australia its the same education offered for osteopathy and chiropractic. But i still cant have a clear vision of if i like one or the other. Just to clear it up, im not interested in Osteopathic Medicine, im a guy that likes manual therapy and thats why im currently studying physiotherapy.

  21. What may also be interesting to note is that Chiropractic actually came from Osteopathy if you look back at the history and who started Chiropractic, which is why you will find similarities between them. From what I understand now, the Chiropractic colleges have changed up the curriculum quite a bit due to lawsuits/safety and are even including exercise in their therapy as well… A couple chiro students I know have referred to themselves more like physios with manual training. Interesting as well, Osteopaths back in the day used to prescribe exercise to their patients to help correct their lesion patterns. Both professions have changed so much and are taught differently depending on where you go! My profs have also told me that "osteos pull, and chiros push"? Regardless, every practitioner is going to have their own interpretation of what treatment is and what is effective. All comes down to the patient practitioner relationship and who/what works for that individual. I'm studying Classical Osteopathy though and absolutely love it! All about the interrelationships!

  22. Very political at the end. but just reading the comments there is this hypocritical feel to the comment responses. "Hi Chris, yes you are right! There is so much overlap between the two it is certainly hard to tell the difference these days!" and then a "Erm no." response to you need to update this. This may be done by different practitioners but in the end there needs to be one clear message and an understanding of both professions to answer this question.

  23. Most chiropractors at present day do not subscribe to the subluxation theory. That perception of the profession is outdated but it lingers because of chiropractic's history

  24. i have tmj dysfunction along with degeneration in c1 from yrs of tight neck and my neck i straigh past the c2. not sure who to see? ive been in a splint appliance that gets adjustments now for a month. can i see both osteopath and upper cervical chiropractor (does not crack or pop) gentle ajustments

  25. I'm a physio and I use 'adjustments' too. sure I'm not as refined in technique (because I use sparingly) but at least I don't manipulate lumbar spines with clear discogenic presentation. like. every. damn. chiro!!

    Then I'm left to pick up the pieces after several chiro visits.

    you don't need to click joints to reduce stiffness. just sayin.

    physio out.

  26. hey what is the main difference between ostop and chiro manipulative techniques are are they the same please

  27. Chiropractors aren't qualified to treat disease.

    No matter how much physical therapy they study as well as functional movement science; they have a overwhelming tendency to manipulate lumbar (lower back) and introduce instability when the problem is present in the thoracic region.

  28. Good balanced video. I know multiple chiropractors, and they're success stories are fascinating and undeniable. I don't know osteopath as well – but hey as long as people are exploring these options FIRST instead of going straight to their physician for medicine and surgery, I say great. These are art forms in my opinion, as they should be. The human body is the greatest thing ever designed, whoever or however you believe it came to be doesn't matter. Western science tends to treat these art forms as paperwork, pill for ill, etc. I had surgery on my knee a few years ago. Granted, I did need it, but I remember how arrogant the surgeon was. He talked so fast and I had to interrupt him to ask questions before he got himself out the door. Sadly I feel that is not an uncommon experience in the world of MD.

  29. I think it is relevant to point out that osteopathic manipulative techniques are more general and less specific than Chiropractic manipulation. E.g. if an Osteopath wants to maniulate say, C5/6, would they be able to target the specific joint or would their adjustment cover multiple segments?
    Would I also be correct in asserting that Chiropractors have a wider range of manipulative techniques than Osteopaths?

  30. the fact that you're using blanket statements on the whole chiropractic profession makes what you say absolutely nonsense.
    "adjustments are the clicks of necks and back." Lol. try again.

  31. Have you heard of putting a blood pressure cuff up your nose to adjust the bone plates in your skull? There is a Chiro who has many a YouTube videos, his name is Dr. Jim McCarty who claims to heal occipital neuralgia. Is this technique practiced in either profession? If so, is it common and does it work? I'm looking for help that's why I ask. Thank you in advance for your help in answering.

  32. Thank you for clarifying . I have gone to both and must say I definitely prefer Osteopathy because of it's more global approach as well as the duration of the treatment and it's more gentle . My question is, does it treat the nervous system as well ? I had severe trauma to my neck , an operation when I was fifteen due to a horse back accident, I still have wires, then two years ago had a fall from the second floor which resulted in a severe concussion . I haven't been able to regain full energy and my sleep also has been affected . It's almost as if my body didn't have the proper amount of time to heal since I had to go back to work. Although I have a very healthy nutritional lifestyle , I'm vegan, I can 't seem to feel rested . I go to sleep tired and wake up tired. Will osteopathic treatments rebalance my nervous system and help me regain full potential ? Thank you

  33. I believe that chiropractic is the greatest placebo ever discovered. It's all about the laying on of hands and hearing the crack. Wonderful.

  34. Advanced soft tissue work done by an expert massage therapist is the way to go. Check it out.

  35. Interesting to hear your take on Chiropracticbut I couldn't agree less with you description of what chiropractors do. I have sent out for x-rays or imaging about 5 times in the past year. I and all my colleagues that I personally know do 20 or 30 minute consultations (I do 30 minutes and an hour for a new patient). I assess the whole body from the cranium to the feet. I offer orthotic therapy where appropriate, soft tissue techniques, Graston, acupuncture/dry needling, nutritional therapy, taping and many other techniques as pertinent. The philosophy of chiropractic isn't taught in Universities and hasn't for many decades, certainly not in the UK anyway. We had one module on the history of chiropractic where philosophy was taught in a historical context but was not promoted as how modern chiropractic should be viewed or practiced. The opposite was in fact true where the emphasis was on Evidence Based Medicine and research. The mantra of my course was "where's the evidence".
    When patients ask me the difference between an Osteopath and a Chiropractor I tell them the our degrees are pretty much identical, with very similar syllabus', we have identical statutory regulation and identical code of ethics and conduct and each Osteopath and Ciropractor will find what works for them once out in practice. We all use manipulative therapy, soft tissue therapy and an array of treatment techniques pertinent to the individuals needs. I think there is far more similarities between our two wonderful professions than differences and I encourage patients to see Osteopaths or Chiropractors and that the most important thing is to find someone with a good local reputation as unfortunately ther are good and bad in every profession.
    Lets try and help patients by being supportive and inclusive of other professions not negative or superior. Physiotherapists, Osteopaths, Chiropractors, Sports Therapists all do pretty much the same things and are all trained to a very high standard. It's fantastic that patients have so many practitioners to choose from and should find a practitioner they like and who can help them. If one practitioner can't get to the bottom of a problem then go somewhere else and try something different. If a chiropractor gets you better but an osteopath didn't, it doesn't mean that chiropractic is better, it just means that the osteopath didn't have the particular skills for that particular case but that particular chiropractor did. The next time it may be the other way round. Nobody knows everything and one practitioner might know how to fix one problem but struggle with another whilst someone else is great with that type of problem. Just my thoughts. I currently work with a physiotherapist, a sports therapist, an osteopath and a bunch of personal trainers and we all get on really well and refer between us all on a regular basis. We all have our personal favourite areas that we enjoy working with and get better results in. Thats nothing to do with which profession we are from but more our own personal insterests. Good luck and enjoy your patients, Give em health!!!

  36. wrong. the sole purpose of GENUINE CHIROPRACTIC ( it is not spinal manipulative therapy, or therapy of any kind) is to correct the cause of (subluxation caused) nerve interference. PERIOD. let's begin with the true definitions of chiropractic terms. regardless of the prevailing ignorance, a SUBLUXATION is a fixated misalignment between two spinal bones impinging nerve tissue resulting in nerve interference. this occurs only in the upper neck. an ADJUSTMENT is the manual procedure of correcting a subluxation, therefore the only place an adjustment can be made is in the upper neck. all in the body, structure and function, is dependent on innervation. imbalanced innervation to muscles causes their elongation and weakness, which distorts alignment, fixate joints and cause pain and degenerative changes. imbalanced innervation to internal organs and glands, vessels, etc. tends to cause their dysfunction and degeneration. some of both are always affected as part of their cord pressure caused nerve interference pattern in each person with upper neck subluxation, which can only be corrected through careful determination of the specific directions of misalignment in each case, followed by the appropriate adjustment for that individual. the adjustment is a light concussive force over atlas transverse on side posture adjusting table with drop head piece. genuine chiropractic is unique in that it corrects cause. all else is concerned with treatment of effects, which is why it fails to restore health.

  37. I think under assessment a chiropractor does not actually take that long to get to treatment, my father who is a chiropractor starts treatment right after assessing where there is a subluxation. He also has many more tools than just x-rays to find where there is subluxation. I don’t know the actual names of these tools but I know they exist and they work very well. He often even looks and feels where there is misalignment in the spine as a whole to see the subluxation. But all I’m really trying to say is that chiropractors and osteopaths are very similar.

  38. I appreciate this video. I've often wondered what the differences were; especially knowing from a friend the O's prescribe those horrid drugs. Nevertheless, I've been a chiropractic patient for 26 years. No reason to quite now. Thank you though.


  40. ashley – sorry but you are not strong and clear vocally ie this vid needs miking up to increase volume.

  41. A chiro would agree also that it is the perception of pain or the way one repeatedly moves that can cause the misalignment in spine. The X-Rays are used only recently and they do see you as a whole too. I am not arguing against one or another, it's just trying to say osteopathy is softer tha chiro, should not be the reason it is better. If your spine needs to go back where it belongs you better do it, and it shouldn't matter an osteopath does it or a chiro.

  42. An actual medical background (osteopath) instead of just cracking people's joints which is selling snake oil. Chiropractice is bullshit.

  43. Not sure why all the silly comments. This was a good video. As a chiropractor I'd say you explained chiropractic well. I enjoyed watching your video and wish you the best.

  44. Jason, thank you for your comment! One thing I've learnt over time is that you'll never please everyone and with a general video like this it will always trigger those who it doesn't apply to. I also wish you all the best too. Ashley

  45. In the US, a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine actually goes to medical school and learns the same things physicians do+OMT. They have the same rights and privileges as those with an MD degree. So, in the US, a DO is a physician with training in OMT.

  46. There are many differences between Osteopathy and Chiropractic. They both give prime importance to the spina as a major factor in the causation of many diseases. But as a profession in USA an Osteopath, DO, full license doctor can prescribe medicine and perform surgery as well while most of Chiropractors DC only can not. Nowadays Osteopaths imply all the modern diagnostic aids to diagnose the diseases. While Chiropractors talk about Subluxations as the major cause of spinal problems hence they always try to reduce them, Osteopaths believe in the Limitation of movements of the various levels of the spine. They consider an Osteopathic Lesion responsible for the troubles. An osteopath lesion has many characteristics but the major is locking in the movement of spinal segments in one or many directions and they want to free those movements. They also give a lot of importance to the manipulation of the soft tissues as well. The major difference between their treatment is while Chiropractors use Short Lever thrust techniques, Osteopaths prefer the Long lever techiques. But now days both may use each other's techniques. Modern day Chiropractors have started using a lot of mechanical tools in the treatment. Osteopaths also believe more in the Holistic approach to deal with the patients.

  47. Chiropractors treat you for 5 minutes and kicks you out. Osteopath manipulates for 45 minutes minimum and work on all the body

  48. If you have a misaligned tailbone would you see an osteopath or chiropractor? I believe this is the issue I have from net researching only. I've made an appointment with an osteopath but could only speak to a receptionist who just thinks they deal with this so maybe I'm wasting time and money with no straight answer. Grateful to anyone for any advice)

  49. Hello Doctor, this is Rizwan from Lahore pakistan, I also have pain in my bottom near opening (around s3 vertibra) , please let me know what would I do to enable myself to be able to ride my motorbike easily which I frequently have to use? Please must tell to give me ease from this constant pain. Another issue I have with my father's L3 & L5 vertibraz (age 86 plus) which are kind of stuck with each other(actually a little dislocated), he is a sugar/blood pressure patient and facing very difficulty to walk, we have no information on any D. O out here in Pakistan if you know some 1 please refer to or help us out, may Allah bless you with health and wealth ameen

  50. My sister is suffering from mild bulge disk at lower spine L4 L5 & L5 S1 . She has gone through many sessions of physiotherapy , gone through medical treatment ,visited neurologist, ortho. and homeopathic but no avail. Can ostepathic or chiropathy
    help us plz guide …m from India .

  51. A slightly biased and derogatory tone in how you focus on the more sensational aspect of chiropractic treatment as if the noises represent nothing other than hocus pocus. You also suggest they are fleecing patients. I personally know that much money is wasted in unnecessary medications, such as statins, and other pharmaceutical products that can actually cause illness. Unfortunately, because of medical arrogance, snobbery, and big pharma interest in making billions of pound/dollars and they are putting chiropractic treatment down and there is a movement to try and make it illegal. Many people get huge help by chiropractors and you know you are doing a disservice to patients that have been let down by other branches of medicine. You are also treating practitioners as lesser qualified when, actually, they take their studies seriously and spend as much time, if not more, earning their status as doctors than you may have done. The sooner you hop out of the dark ages the better. Your "global" claim suggests that chiropractic treatments are less effective when, in fact, they are a different form of treatment that can and do complement your own branch of specialisation. Although you didn't directly say that people shouldn't seek chiropractic treatment, your suggestion to be selective about who one chooses to be treated by is even more appropriate when it comes to "traditional medicine" where you will find much malpractice and a huge measure of iatrogenesis. Why can't you just accept that chiropractic medicine is a very good, safe, and non-invasive form of treatment? It would be fair and just to promote chiropractic medicine as a good complementary treatment.

  52. Hi there. Does Osteopathy look into the vestibular system, retrain movements and address jaw and teeth alignment issues? Many thanks indeed. Yvonne from Liverpool.

  53. Very informative thankyou. Could osteopathy work on headaches if there are other long existing injuries. My husband has been having severe daily headaches for 3 years now none of the medication from neurologist helps . He has many long standing injuries from an accident years ago and also has a bulging disc in his spine. He is currently awaiting a new hip. I am wondering if this is an avenue to investigate . Any info would be greatly appreciated thanks again

  54. Very a nice comparison video. Totally agree that the client must be confident with the treatment and the therapist!

  55. I’ve worked with 4 different chiropractors, I’ve asked tons of questions and after reviewing the material and seeing others report, condition and results, I’m pretty convinced that chiropractic care isn’t much care. People come in for 5-10 minutes, either do spine manipulation or use the “Ganstan” technique (there all the same to me after looking into it) and free to leave. That doesn’t look like much care for me but a quick fix with 3x visit a week and stealing money.

    I haven’t worked with a Osteopath but so far, I feel as if they are more genuine and not trying to work for a name but understand that different things work for different people

  56. Chiropractic is diverse, this video isn't wrong about some chiropractors, but many of us look beyond the spine. We have evolved. We don't all use x rays to diagnose joint dysfunction and most of us don't use this anymore. Sublaxations are point of disagreement in our field, some believe in this, some have moved onto "joint restrictions". We also are being trained to incorporate rehabilitative exercises, soft tissue manipulation, diet and lifestyle modification and comanage health conditions. It is true DC's specialize in high amplitude, low velocity adjustments/grade 5 mobilization, but also will use other grades 1-4. Many DC'S don't believe cavitation means an adjustment was effective, not all people are sore after manipulation. We often perform exams rezexams, manipulation and use adjunct staff to perform theraputic soft tissue manipulation (therapeutic massage). Today, schools teach differential diagnosis of systemic disease, organ pathology, neurology and conservative management of health conditions. Chiropractic has by and large become evidence informed. Chiropractors are a diverse, poorly defined profession that gets poorly reimbursed by insurance companies and often doesn't reimburse anything other than manipulation (either grade 1-5 mobilization, or soft tissue work) which is why visits often are short. Our education is in the hundreds of thousands of dollars. Not all Doctors of Chiropractic (DC) are the same, and this guy is right, you have to find a physician that is appropriate for you. There are DC'S that practice similar to osteopaths, that look holistically, at restrictions in the myofascial (Tom Myers) system as well as joint restriction.
    One major difference: we can't prescribe medication (except in New Mexico, USA)

  57. I just went to osteopath today to re-adjust my shoulder dis-alignment and it went very well. What kind of exercise would be good after a treatment? In my case, it was minor due to an after effect of a minor surgery

  58. So, according to the comments: Osteopaths are MD equivalent (unless they're outside the USA.) Chiros believe in subluxation (unless they've been taught in the UK). Chiros use 'bone cracking' adjustments (unless they're McTimoney practitioners.). Osteopaths use 'bone cracking' adjustments (unless they're in the USA, when they won't adjust at all but will prescribe drugs; or unless they're a UK practitioner of Classical osteopathy, in which case they won't adjust but will articulate rhythmically.) Chiros use dry needling and Graston (unless they're from a 'straight' chiro school, in which case they definitely won't.) Thank God I've got that all clear now!

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