Some of the more common diagnoses for neck and back pain treated with OMT include degenerative disk disease, herniated disk, sciatica, and headaches. At Bodyworks Musculoskeletal Medicine, we treat patients who don’t take or would rather not take medication for their neck and back pain.
The body has an intricate system of muscles, nerves, and bones that are interconnected and working in unison. Osteopathic manipulative medicine takes a whole-body approach to pain relief and healing.
Our physicians have a keen understanding of your body’s system and are specially trained to manually guide your muscles and joints to diagnosis, treat, and prevent injuries.
A More Gentle Approach
Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT) uses a hands-on approach, including stretching, gentle pressure, and resistance, to treat muscle and joint pain. Using OMT, our physicians will move your muscles and joints using various techniques that will help relieve any restrictions to your range of motion.
Eliminates Muscle Tension and Spasm
At Bodyworks Musculoskeletal Medicine, Balanced Ligamentous Tension (BLT) is one of the primary techniques we utilize. By engaging the muscles deep within the tissue, BLT can have a profound effect on local muscle tension.
Often described by the patient as “like a very focused massage,” this technique can be used on anyone from our high level athletes to hospital patients, pregnant patients, or simply anyone who prefers a less aggressive treatment.
Muscle Energy Techniques
Muscle Energy Techniques (MET) involve utilizing a technique called reciprocal inhibition to activate and simultaneously relax and stretch facilitated muscles. This is a way of guiding the body into natural alignment instead of using excessive force, such as the customary “pop/crack” method.