Solihull Osteopath
Atlas Back Pain Relief Centre
For a local Solihull Osteopath - Telephone  0121 709 5222
Chiropractor or Osteopath?
If you have a back problem, suffer with back pain or low back pain and live in the Solihull, Birmingham area, who do you visit for help?. Solihull Chiropractors, Solihull Physiotherapists and Solihull Osteopaths all treat symptoms of back pain, neck pain and problems with the spine and pelvis.

"What is the difference between an osteopath and a chiropractor" is one common question asked.  Depending on who you ask, you will no doubt get slightly different answers.



It is far easier looking at the similarities between the osteopath and the chiropractor first.

Both osteopaths and chiropractors are regulated by professional bodies.  The Osteopaths are regulated by the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC) and the Chiropractors by the General Chiropractic Council (GCC)

Both osteopaths and chiropractors train for 5 years at their respective colleges and have to obtain a university degree now before qualification and entry onto their respective registers.

Both osteopaths and chiropractors are well trained in the diagnosis and treatment of spinal disorders and conditions and spend many hours training in spinal manipulations which is often described as "back or neck cracking"
There are some differences however between the 2 professions and here are some listed below.

Chiropractors have elected to award themselves the title "Doctor", Osteopaths do not.
Chiropractors generally use short levers when manipulating the spine, Osteopaths use long levers
Chiropractors have 2 different types of chiropractor training, Traditional and McTimoney Chiropractors
Osteopathic profession provide Cranial Osteopaths as well as Structural Osteopaths
Osteopaths have extensive additional training in soft tissue techniques such as massage and muscle energy techniques
Osteopaths and McTimoney Chiropractors tend to offer longer treatment times than the Traditional Chiropractors
Treatment times will vary between individuals and professions, so if this is important to you, then make enquiries and comparisons before you choose the place to visit.  Prices will also vary but this is more difficult to assess.  Someone treating you for 35 per visit may resolve your problem in 3 visits costing you 105 and another practitioner may charge 30 per visit but take 5 visits to resolve the problem which would cost you 150.  Comparisons are difficult to make, but rule of thumb should be "value for money"
Atlas Solihull Osteopaths in Birmingham have a fast recovery reputation for treating and resolving sacroiliac joint pain and inflammation.  Sacroiliitis is generally pain free within 4 sessions and resolved.  Atlas Osteopaths have a unique way of treating sacroiliac joints which is effective and fast.

Atlas Osteopaths operate a multi-disciplinary pain relief clinic for musculo-skeletal complaints and employ osteopaths, physiotherapists, acupuncture practitioners and massage therapists at their Solihull Birmingham clinic.  Atlas do not employ Chiropractors.