Chronic Pain Management: Osteopathic Techniques

Chronic pain is a persistent and often debilitating condition that can significantly impact your quality of life. When you’re dealing with chronic pain, you must be able to find relief from constant pain and irritation. Osteopathic techniques offer a holistic approach to managing chronic pain by focusing on the body's structure and function.

Managing Chronic Pain With Osteopathic Medicine

Osteopathy is a form of manual medicine that emphasizes the interrelationship between the body's structure and its function. Osteopathic physicians use hands-on techniques to diagnose, treat, and prevent illness or injury. Osteopathic medicine understands that the body is a combination of body, mind, and spirit.

Often, osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) is used to help treat chronic pain and relieve tension within the body. OMT involves using the hands to diagnose, treat, and prevent illness or injury. Techniques include stretching, gentle pressure, and resistance to improve mobility and relieve pain.

Another form of treatment is myofascial release. This technique targets the fascia, the connective tissue surrounding muscles and organs. By applying gentle, sustained pressure, osteopathic physicians can release restrictions in the fascia, reducing pain and improving movement.

Osteopathic techniques are non-invasive and can be a safe alternative to medication or surgery for managing chronic pain. Your osteopath will tailor treatments to your specific needs, considering your unique body mechanics and health history. Osteopathy addresses the whole person, not just the symptoms, promoting overall health and well-being.

Osteopathic techniques can be used alongside other treatments such as physical therapy, acupuncture, and medication to enhance pain relief and improve function. Along with osteopathic techniques, your doctor can guide you through lifestyle changes you can make to improve your overall health and manage your chronic pain.

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Make sure your chronic pain is under control. Contact your osteopath today to learn more about osteopathic techniques for managing chronic pain.

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