Osteopathic Therapy for Pain Management
Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT) uses customized, hands-on care to diagnose, treat and prevent both illness and injury. Your OMT physician will use stretching, gentle pressure and resistance techniques to move your muscles. This type of treatment is recommended for patients of all ages and backgrounds, and can be used to promote healing, ease pain and increase overall mobility. The most frequent cause for the use of OMT is muscle pain, but other conditions that can be improved with Osteopathic Therapy include:
- Sinus disorders
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Menstrual pain
Doctors of osteopathic medicine are often called D.O’s, and focus on a whole body approach to health care. Many patients that pursue OMT for pain relief avoid surgery and long term medication dependency. This is because instead of treating specific symptoms of pain, your D.O physician will take a comprehensive approach and treat the overall health of your entire body.
Osteopathic Therapy pays special attention to the musculoskeletal system, which influences the health and condition of all other systems within the body. The musculoskeletal system is comprised of the bones and muscles that provide structure to your body. OMT takes special care to routinely evaluate these aspects of your body to prevent the development of any preventable condition. Osteopathic physicians use their eyes, hands and ears in the treatment and evaluation of your health. D.O’s use these personal, comprehensive and ingrained techniques in combination with the most up to date technology and medical treatments available, when needed.
By taking the time to treat and maintain health to these core and structural parts of your body, you will remain better able to protect yourself from different injuries and disease that a weakened state of health would likely give way to.
If you would like more information about treating your chronic pain or other conditions with Osteopathic Therapy in Beverly Hills or Bakersfield, please contact us to schedule an appointment with Dr. Kerendian.