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What is osteopathic therapy exactly?

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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T6/7 disc herniation doing PT neurosurgeon said no surgery yet reevaluate in 6months. Will osteopathic therapy help? Chiro is not an option for me

T6/7 disc herniation doing PT neurosurgeon said no surgery yet reevaluate in 6months. Will osteopathic therapy help? Chiro is not an option for me

Spinal Decompression: In my experience, surgery in the thoracic spine is rarely performed. This area of the spine has challenges and doesn't respond to typical treatments that are effective in the neck or lower back. Typically, I recommend decompression activities such as swimming, water walking, inversion table and if appropriate weight control. Epidural injections are less effective in this area as is PT. ...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 is tamoxifen therapy?

What exactly is tamoxifen therapy?

Anti-estrogen: Tamoxifen is a molecule that can attach to estrogen receptors ( sticky hands on cells that like estrogen). If estrogen (female hormone) binds these receptors it typically causes growth/ turn cell on. Tamoxifen mimics estrogen but can have the opposite effect, hence anti-esteogen. Tamoxifen by attachment can turn cells off (in some breast cells) or turn cell on( in uterus). ...Read more

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What is facial nerve therapy exactly?

What is facial nerve therapy exactly?

Stimula face muscle: In facial nerve palsy or paralysis there is an asymmetry in the face for the paralysis of the vii cranial nerve peripherally so those muscles don't move and may get atrophied. Therapy stimulates those muscles until the nerve recovers some of its function. ...Read more

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