Osteopathic manual medicine is one of the fastest-growing alternative medicine health professions. It is not just osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) that makes osteopathic medicine different; it is the osteopathic philosophy on which the whole osteopathic system of medicine is based. Chronic pain is one of the most common reasons adults seek medical care, has been linked to restrictions in mobility and daily activities, dependence on opioids, anxiety, and depression, and poor perceived health or reduced quality of life. As per the report claims, manual osteopathy should focus on treating the pattern of the musculoskeletal disease which means it is of great importance to actually understand the actual trigger which is causing pain at one particular point. If the pain is present for more than 3 months and is non-responsive to normal treatments like quick adjustments, pain medicines, or exercises alone, Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM/OMT) treatments should be able to offer a solution to help reduce the pain and discomfort.
Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM) or Manipulation thrust technique or HVLA (High-Velocity Low Amplitude) is a form of manual adjustment that gives a “crack or a pop” sound once the treatment is given to open up a locked joint causing pain. HVLA is a very ancient technique referred to as Bone Setting days practiced traditionally by physicians, and over years with scientific research, it has become one of the forms of manual medicine, best suited when practiced along with multiple manual treatments which form the fundamentals of integrated spine treatments at OUR SPINE CLINIC. Osteopathy offers a diverse set of treatment options and it’s very important to choose the correct treatment combination with exercises and rehabilitation to get a great clinical outcome. Some of the very popular treatments offered under Osteopathy Manual Treatment (OMT) are spine and joint manipulations or adjustments, musculoskeletal disorders. like soft tissue technique, muscle energy technique, ligamentous strain, and counterstain, etc., to relieve the pain get you moving again, and reduces recurrences and unnecessary maintenance visits.
Chronic pain affects millions of the population each year. Managing chronic pain without the use of opioids and other painkillers is possible for some patients. “Chronic pain is a huge problem and it’s getting worse due to the aging population.
Structure and function are reciprocally interrelated and proper evaluation can help treat the source not only the symptom.
Integrated Pain and Spine Clinic has the unique capability to provide traditional Manual Medicine treatments like OMT manipulative therapy, OMT Spine Analysis, and other diagnostic and therapeutic technologies to help patients suffering from chronic spine and other musculoskeletal pain. Throughout the world, chronic pain patients are being treated by many disciplines. For example, the patient may simultaneously be treated by not only a medical physician but also a physical therapist, alternative medicine practitioner, and clinical psychologist. Some settings are fortunate enough to have many disciplines under one roof, but that’s not possible to have a dedicated pain management team specialized in multiple disciplines to help patients recover faster. Regardless of whether the patient is treated at single or multiple sites, it is important to know the strengths and capabilities of each profession and discipline.
is a branch of osteopathic medicine that focuses on the overall body and not just the symptoms with the manual and mechanical diagnosis of the somatic dysfunctions and correction by means of manual treatment by giving detailed emphasis to both joints, bones, and muscles by manipulating a person’s bones and muscles to release any sort of interference which obstructs the natural healing process of the body without using any drug, invasive procedures, or surgical procedures. Physical pain needs a balanced treatment that focuses on the treatment of both muscle, and joint through soft-tissue manipulation, stretching, graded-strengthening protocols, and spinal manipulation (adjustments).
Osteopathy mostly offers help with issues related to joints, bones, and muscles. Manual Osteopathy at Our Spine and Pain clinic offers the most efficient treatment plan which is suited for the younger to the older population. The treatments range from soft tissue treatments to manipulative medicine. This holistic approach has helped patients across all age groups who prefer the alternative medicine approach for recovery. Osteopathic treatment is aimed at improving the mechanics of the body which automatically influences areas such as blood and nerve supply as well as activity of the internal organs. It is because of this that osteopathy, as well as treating the more obvious headaches, joint problems, sports injuries, and postural strains, can also be used in the treatment of less obvious conditions such as asthma, digestive disorders, menstrual problems, and chronic fatigue syndrome. Speak with your doctor before seeking treatment, especially if you are pregnant. Osteopathic manual practitioners develop a treatment plan based on each patient’s specific needs. Central to the osteopathic concept is that if the structure of the body has been impaired then it is unable to function efficiently. The osteopath will assess the structure of the body by examining areas such as posture and mobility and will use appropriate techniques in order to improve the function.
At the first osteopathy appointment, you’ll review your health history and give your consent for treatment. Since osteopathy uses a holistic approach, it’s perfectly normal for the practitioner to gather detailed knowledge about your health. Your practitioner will then give you an osteopathic assessment by feeling different parts of your body. After noting any problem areas, they will treat them using their hands. Your osteopathic manual practitioner may focus on a part of your body that’s far removed from the area that hurts. That’s because the aim of osteopathy is to balance how various systems of the body interact. To do so, they treat their patients using their hands. The goal is to remove any obstructions that are interfering with the proper function of the body.
To ensure the safety of the patients, a proper health screening and patient history are taken at different levels to rule out contraindications, and the patients are advised to disclose any pre-existing medical condition at the time of registration. Our osteopathic manipulative adjustments and chiropractic-type-adjustments and are focussed primarily on the spine and joints causing musculoskeletal pain and joint pain. More commonly treated conditions are NECK PAIN, LOWER BACK PAIN, REFERRED PAIN, HEADACHES, and MIGRAINES. Other types of joints manipulation are performed on patients suffering from SHOULDER PAIN, KNEE PAIN, HIP PAIN, ANKLE, and FOOT PAIN. Spinal manipulation typically is followed by an audible “crack or pop “sound. All our manual medicine procedures are performed after the patient meets the safety guidelines and his/her condition permits spinal manipulation. If the patients are found to be medically not safe for spinal manipulations, then other forms of treatments such as Intervention Medicine, as well as IMPULSE IQ Sense, and other forms of Osteopathic Approach are implemented to get the desired benefit. This approach helps the patients to explore and benefit from an Integrated Pain Clinic with more diverse treatment options and allows them to select a treatment that is best suited for their condition.
"Our approach has not only simplified the treatments but it also actively involves the patients to recover by our very simplified, yet very dynamic treatment protocols."