Osteopathy considers the whole person and the body system works in harmony while managing pain. It looks at how one part of the body affects another. This post focuses on some of the benefits of osteopathy in pain management.
A general assessment is usually completed before they consider modalities of treatment. The key is that this holistic approach will help uncover and address everything that could be contributing to your symptoms hence fostering the body’s natural ability to heal itself and remain healthy.
Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT) involves the use of hands to move your muscles and joints with stretching, gentle pressure, and resistance.
This helps prevent problems and make you feel better right away, it also improves circulation, which may help trigger the body’s power to heal.
It is used to treat several illness and pain such as:
- Muscle pain
- Low back pain
- Neck pain
- Sports injuries
- Repetitive stress injuries, like carpal tunnel syndrome
- Some headaches, including migraines
- Sinus problems
- Menstrual pain
You may feel soreness for a day or two after the treatment however there are usually no other side effects expected.
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