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What Is Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine?

Find out how this alternative therapy could improve the overall health and function of your body. 

Ever deal with body aches and pains that make it difficult to go about your day or participate in the activities you love? If so, you may have given yourself a little time to rest or relied on pain killers to help dull the aches and discomforts; however, instead of masking symptoms as medications do, osteopathic manipulative medicine can actually target the dysfunctional problems within the body to improve its functions as a whole.

Our osteopathic physician Dr. Darin Bush offers a wide range of osteopathic practices, techniques, and modalities to restore function within the entire neuromusculoskeletal system. After all, while you may be experiencing pain or problems in one area of the body, most of the time other systems are also impacted. That’s what makes osteopathic medicine so great; it can improve the body as a whole while also targeting and treating,

  • Pain and swelling
  • Inflammation
  • Limited range of motion and flexibility
  • Difficulty with movement
  • Instability and weakness
  • Numbness or tingling

What is osteopathic manipulative medicine? 

When we talk about manipulation, we are referring to a variety of therapeutic techniques in which our doctor applies the proper amount of force and pressure to areas of the body to restore functionality, improve circulation, release tension and promote healing. Some common forms of osteopathic manipulative medicine include,

  • Soft tissue techniques
  • Myofascial release
  • Traction technique
  • Muscle energy
  • Lymphatic pump
  • Osteopathic cranial manipulative medicine

Who can benefit from osteopathic manipulative medicine? 

Most people who come into our practice for care are dealing with some form of chronic pain and are looking for relief. Perhaps they would like to avoid surgery or other invasive procedures at all costs. Others are tired of taking pain medications, which only temporarily dull pain but don’t treat the underlying cause. Whatever the case may be for you, if you are dealing with pain then chances are good that Dr. Bush and his team can help.

Osteopathic manipulative medicine can be used to treat,

  • Fibromyalgia
  • Stress injuries
  • Sports injuries
  • Neck and back pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Knee and leg pain
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Arthritis
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Joint pain
  • Sciatica

If you are looking for a certified interventional pain doctor that can provide you with comprehensive and therapeutic care designed to restore functionality and help you manage your pain, then call Mobility Spine and Sports today at (954) 414-7080 to schedule an appointment.

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