If you need medical attention ALWAYS go to your family physician first for a physical evaluation. If the healthcare insurance carrier requires a certain procedure on the initial examination, be sure to carefully follow the procedure. If the treatment is not working after two or three days then additional medical attention should be sought.
It should be noted that treatment of soft tissue injuries is the same for the first 15 days is usually the same no matter the type of physician, physical therapist, or chiropractor. After the initial exam has been completed by a your medical doctor, prescribed physical therapy can be completed by a chiropractor or physical therapist.