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What is osteopathic therapy exactly?

Manual Therapy: Osteopathic therapy (osteopathic manipulative medicine) is a set of manual medicine techniques that may be used to diagnose illness and injury, relieve pain, restore range of motion, and enhance the body's capacity to heal. It is used by osteopathic physicians in conjuction with other tools of modern medicine (prescription medicine, surgery, etc.). ...Read more

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What is osteopathic manipulative therapy?

What is osteopathic manipulative therapy?

D.O.s & OMT: Omt is literally a hands on approach to patient care. It is the art of healing touch applied to diagnosis & treatment of musculoskeletal problems and can help treat many other issues such as asthma, migraines, sinusitis, menstrual pain, and can complement & sometimes replace need for drugs & surgery. It involves both subtle soft tissue techniques & also manual movement of muscles & joints. ...Read more

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What is the purpose of osteopathic manipulation therapy?

A good tx option: Osteopathic medicine at the very least is another great treatment modality for many neuro and musculoskeletal conditions like back pain and headaches for example. When used properly and with good technique it is very effective and has few if any side effects. I have and continue to use it with many of my patients to very good effect and relief of their pain and discomfort ...Read more

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Can osteopathic manipulation therapy help in fibromyalgia treatment?

Can osteopathic manipulation therapy help in fibromyalgia treatment?

Partly: A carefully designed program with myofscial release stretching and aerobic exercize would be needed the latter would still be the more important part. ...Read more

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Describe how osteopathic therapy can help migraines? Where would the hands on technique be utilized? Type of pressure? Details and visuals appreciate.

Describe how osteopathic therapy can help migraines? Where would the hands on technique be utilized? Type of pressure? Details and visuals appreciate.

Neck issues: Neck problems can and do generate headaches. One of the mechanisms is through stimulation of the trigeminal tract in the upper cervical spine. Osteopathic manipulation can alleviate this irritation in some cases. Hand position is dependent upon the osteopathic physician's training and your particular diagnosis. ...Read more

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Is it possible to cure some psychological problems through osteopathy treatment?Getting back to shape.Relaxed and so on.

Is it possible to cure some psychological problems through osteopathy treatment?Getting back to shape.Relaxed and so on.

Improve not cure: Certain psychological conditions have physical manifestations in the body especially the paraspinal muscles. Osteopathic treatment can diminish those aspects , relieve stress and help an individual feel more relaxed. They may then be more able to deal with their issues more effectively. ...Read more

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What exactly are alternative therapies?

What exactly are alternative therapies?

Depends: Some say it is anything not taught in medical school. Others say it is anything they don't know about or never learned. However, as an osteopathic physician. I was taught to find the underlying cause of a medical problem and treat it and while that may be different from what many doctors do, it is not alternative medicine. ...Read more

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If stretching/strengthening exercises aren't working for gluteus medius pain (months of therapy) what exactly can a Dr. do for this relentless pain?

If stretching/strengthening exercises aren't working for gluteus medius pain (months of therapy) what exactly can a Dr. do for this relentless pain?

He (she) can do lots: if your doctor is a physical medicine doctor or an osteopathic doctor. First, he can perform a thorough examination as well as diagnostic testing. Second, if the diagnosis is neurological, he can give you blocks and/or epidural steroid injections. Third, he can coordinate therapy. There are trigger point therapies, such as dry needling, spray and stretch, and manual therapies he can administer. ...Read more

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What exactly are free radicals and what are their implications involving anti-aging therapy?

What exactly are free radicals and what are their implications involving anti-aging therapy?

Free radicals : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/free-radical_theory_of_aging. A free radical is any atom or molecule that has a single unpaired electron in an outer shell. While a few free radicals such as melanin are not chemically reactive, most biologically-relevant free radicals are highly reactive. For most biological structures, free radical damage is closely associated with oxidative damage. ...Read more

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