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Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment
Osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT for short) is a gentle, non-invasive and drug-free way to manage back pain, neck pain and a host of other problems. Here at Living Well Medical in New York City, we are pleased to say that many of our patients find lasting relief through realignment of their musculoskeletal system. Osteopathic manipulative treatment was even recently featured by Dr. Oz in his show about “No-Pill Pain Fighters.” So if you are struggling with back, neck, leg, knee, or ankle pain in Manhattan and you are tired of using temporary painkillers, you owe it to yourself to try OMT in NYC!
OMT is a diagnostic, treatment and pain prevention discipline that meshes very well with our multi-disciplinary approach to neck, leg, shoulder, and/or back pain management at Living Well Medical. Often times, we will map out treatment plans for our patients that include working with our New York City osteopath along with our other professionals to get longest, most extensive pain relief results. Together, we can address any type of musculature dysfunction that results in localized or referred pain. And because Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment is an effective, yet gentle approach to pain management, most insurance carriers cover it.
First, our team will evaluate the alignment of your entire musculoskeletal system. We check how evenly your feet and legs measure with each other. For example, an incongruence in measured leg length can indicate a musculoskeletal misalignment in the ankles, knees or hips that can work its way up in terms of pain in your legs, back and even all the way up to the neck. These misalignments can also cause stiffness and limited range of motion. These misalignments may be very small, but after a while, even picking up a bag of groceries or bending over to tie your shoes might cause a sudden snap of pain that cripples you for quite some time.
The next steps in our Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment process involve resolving whatever misalignments exist in your body. Our staff is extensively trained in applying gentle, hands-on pressure to precise points on the body (ankles, legs, arms, etc.) to correctly align the musculoskeletal system. This results in an immediate localized pain reduction because nerves that were pinched are released and muscles that were unnecessarily tense can relax. In addition, patients usually find that stiff joints and muscles have an improved range of motion again.
The osteopathic process is very good for relieving back, leg and neck pain without any painkillers or their side effects. It is also particularly effective when combined with treatments such as acupuncture and massage therapy. We provide each patient with a complete host of options to naturally diagnose, treat and prevent pain and improve their overall wellness!
To learn more about OMT in Manhattan, give us a call at 212-627-8149.