Are you living with pain?

If chronic pain has begun to interfere with your life, there might be a solution.  Manchester Osteopathic Healthcare focuses on treating patients with Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT) in order to restore motion and balance to affected areas of the musculoskeletal system.

Doctors of osteopathic medicine (D.O.s) are trained in a comprehensive approach to medical care.  They understand how all the body’s systems are interconnected and how each one affects the others.  They focus special attention on the musculoskeletal system, which reflects and influences the condition of all other body systems.

This system of bones and muscles makes up about two-thirds of the body’s mass, and a routine part of the osteopathic patient examination is a careful evaluation of these important structures.  D.O.s know that the body’s structure plays a critical role in its ability to function.  They use their eyes and hands to identify structural problems and to support the body’s natural tendency toward health and self-healing.

Prior to using OMT, your physician will complete a comprehensive medical and structural exam to assess your medical issues and complaints.  Your physician will then use his fingers to palpate the affected areas.  He will also check your joints for restriction and/or pain during motion as well as check your muscles, tendons and ligaments where tenderness can signal a problem.  D.O.s can detect changes in tissue, however small, that signal injury or impairment.

Another key treatment D.O.s administer is a cranial technique. During this treatment, the physician uses his or her hands on the patient’s head and feels for asymmetrical or restricted areas of motion.  The physician follows that motion to its endpoint then waiting for it to release which restores normal motion.

With balance, fluid and healing elements can return to the affected area and the toxic byproducts of injury can be drained away, bringing relief from pain.

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