If you’ve ever thrown your back out, you know how painful it can be.
Some people turn to osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) to help relieve their pain.
OMT is hands-on care performed by an osteopathic physician — referred to as a DO instead of an MD. It involves using the hands to help diagnose and treat the root of the problem, relieve pain and restore function. The osteopathic physician may use a combination of manipulation and traditional medicine, such as heat, medication and physical therapy, to perform soft tissue treatments to realign the body’s normal symmetry so it can heal itself and regain normal tissue function.
“Sometimes patients have tried other treatments, pain relievers and stretching, and aren’t getting relief,” said Stephen Grindel, DO. “OMT helps put the body back into normal alignment. It restores vascular flow to areas and relieves swelling and pain.”
To see more of what osteopathic manipulation can do, you can watch Dr. Grindel explaining OMT in the video below.