Top
20
Doctor insights on: What Is Osteopathic Manipulation Therapy

Share
1

1
What is the purpose of osteopathic manipulation therapy?

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

See 1 more doctor answer
2

2
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

See 4 more doctor answers
4

4
Is osteopathic manipulation of the spine, especially the upper cervical spine, safe?

Is osteopathic manipulation of the spine, especially the upper cervical spine, safe?

Yes, as long as: The manipulations are done with your neck in neutral or flexed, but never extended. The only serious complications during manipulation (chiropractic or osteopathic) is when the "cracking" techniques are done with your neck in extension. Maneuvers. If you are understandably stressed, ask for more soft tissue, muscle energy and fascial, and less articulatory and they should understand and respect it. ...Read more

5

5
I have low back pain on the right side. Doesn't seem to be getting better despite osteopathic manipulation and certain injection. Pain is constant ?

Back pain: Persistent pain despite conservative management is an indication for advanced imaging with an MRI scan. Extension of pain into the leg can signify nerve compression but sometimes there can be a pattern of back pain with walking and relief with sitting that can be due to spinal canal narrowing. At age 47, this can happen with a large disc herniation resulting in spinal stenosis. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
6

6
Osteopathic manipulation and stretches have not helped my hip bursitis. I've stop exercising and am still experiencing a lot of pain. Why suggestions?

Osteopathic manipulation and stretches have not helped my hip bursitis. I've stop exercising and am still experiencing a lot of pain. Why suggestions?

Bursitis treatment: There are multiple treatment options in treating hip bursitis. Conservative treatment generally consists of ice, anti inflammatory medication, physical therapy. Other options may include shock wave therapy as well as corticosteroid injections. Discuss with your md to confirm your diagnosis and discuss treatment options. ...Read more

See 4 more doctor answers
7

7
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

See 1 more doctor answer
8

8
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

See 1 more doctor answer
9

9
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

See 1 more doctor answer
11

11
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

Relaxation: Pain is often intensified by ones perception of it. If one spends evry hour focused on the pain and stressed about the pain the pain can be more painful. Heat, stretching, massage relaxation, watching a favorite comedy, etc are all things that can help lessen ones perception of pain. Meds work by blocking the pain proteins that cause ones nerves to fire. The 2 in combo work best. ...Read more

See 5 more doctor answers
12

12
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

See 1 more doctor answer
13

13
Who can perform manual therapy/joint manipulation?

Who can perform manual therapy/joint manipulation?

PT=best choice: I suppose anyone with proper training can perform those activities, but physical therapists would be my go to source. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
14

14
Can physical therapy manipulation in the back/neck cause pain after or for a few days? Does it take time?

Can physical therapy manipulation in the back/neck cause pain after or for a few days? Does it take time?

Post PT Session Pain: Hello. I tell my patients to expect to have some increased pain especially with the initial PT eval & even with the 1st & 2nd visit. By the 3rd or 4th visit, patients should start noting benefits. Benefits might be small but these benefits do stack up over the course of PT. PT has been fruitful for a large % of my patients. Different reasons for plateaus with PT. (need surgery, no motivation, etc. ...Read more

15

15
Can you use chiropractic manipulation as a good additional treatment to physical therapy?

Can you use chiropractic manipulation as a good additional treatment to physical therapy?

Yes: There are many chiropractic offices that also provide physical therapy techniques and modalities (TENS, Ultrasound therapy, etc.) If combined with exercises and proper home care instructions, this therapy can be very viable. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
16

16
If I have a pinched nerve n my L3 or L4 can this b corrected by decompression or physical & osteopath manipulation therapy? Achey pain n front thighs.

If I have a pinched nerve n my L3 or L4 can this b corrected by decompression or physical & osteopath manipulation therapy? Achey pain n front thighs.

Lumbar Disk: 70-80% of lumbar disk herniations will improve without surgery, especially in a woman. Try to avoid activity which increases pain down your leg to allow the nerve an environment to heal faster. Rest, physical therapy, non and steroid medication, and traction (decompression) are all proven nonsurgical treatment options. ...Read more

17

17
Do you think I should get closed manipulation, physical therapy every day, or a brace to bend my knee?

Do you think I should get closed manipulation, physical therapy every day, or a brace to bend my knee?

Arthrofibrosis: Depends on the cause. All of these options are ways to potentially improve range of motion for your knee. Did you just have surgery? ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
18

18
Been having backache and headaches so doctor says manipulation therapy is an option to consider. What is manipulation therapy? And does it really help

Been having backache and headaches so doctor says manipulation therapy is an option to consider. What is manipulation therapy? And does it really help

Cervical manipulatio: Cervical manipulation is a high velocity low amplitude manipulation of the cervical spine used by chiropractors. It can lead to dangerous outcomes including stroke and is not advisable. There are arteries in the spinal column that can get damaged. Repeated manipulations may lead to joint damages and arthritis. Regular exercise is much more advisable. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
19

19
Tkr 3 months ago and formed severe scar tissue. Range of motion 87° @ 8 weeks. Manipulation did not work. Now 100° @ 13 weeks with spa therapy. Should I have scar tissue removed now?

Tkr 3 months ago and formed severe scar tissue. Range of motion 87° @ 8 weeks. Manipulation did not work. Now 100° @ 13 weeks with spa therapy. Should I have scar tissue removed now?

Keep with it: 100 degrees is ok. It is more important to have full extension. Whatever you had pre-surgery for flexion is often what you have post surgery +10-15 degrees. So if you had 100 degrees of flexion prior to surgery don't expect more than 110 or so. Don't get more surgery if you don't have to. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers