When Is OMT the Right Treatment For Your Body?
Posted on April 15, 2018 by Family Physicians in Trinity
Millions of Americans suffer in chronic pain every single day and rely on NSAIDs and ice packs to temporarily hide their misery. Are you one of the millions? If so, there are other steps you can take to stop your pain at its source. The philosophies of osteopathic medicine, particularly osteopathic manipulation, provide natural and effective method to eliminate your pain for good.
What Is Osteopathic Manipulation (OMT)?
Since osteopathic doctors base their beliefs and practices on the idea that the body is one unified whole, they believe that stimulating one part of the body can foster a natural, self-regulated healing process. This is especially true when it comes to the musculoskeletal system. Osteopathic manipulation involves a series of techniques meant to reduce chronic pain within the musculoskeletal system. The strategies address the root cause of pain, like posture, muscle balance, and nerve problems, instead of simply giving the problem a bandaid.
What Are Some Osteopathic Manipulation Techniques?
The foundation of osteopathic manipulation is medical-based massage that stimulates different muscles to balance the back and prevent further pain. Your D.O might also utilize soft tissue mobilization with rhythmic stretching, deep pressure, or traction techniques to engage and strengthen the muscles around the spine. Understanding how your body works is a huge piece of helping it heal.
Imagine a Life Free From Chronic Pain
Some people struggle to accept the fact that something as “low-tech” as body manipulation can actually make a difference in chronic pain levels, but the truth is that your body can easily overcome chronic pain when it is given the natural ability to do so. Osteopathic medicine is able to use its holistic methodology to identify and resolve the root causes of back pain, and that’s simply invaluable.
One recent study published in the Journal of American Osteopathic Association confirmed that OMT does indeed reduce chronic pain, and went on to state that OMT also improves function! In fact, people with the worst pain and most widespread disability can benefit the most from OMT.
If you are ready to stop relying on ibuprofen every four hours and embrace a life not limited by the pain you feel, then Call (727) 375-5885 to make an appointment at Trinity Family Physicians in New Port Richey and Trinity, Florida.