Posts for: November, 2018
With the increase in serious chronic conditions such as heart disease, diabetes and high blood pressure, more and more people are considering the benefits of preventive medicine for protecting their health. Here in Brandon, FL, our family doctors Dr. Joel Biggers and Dr. Elisabeth Biggers believe nothing is more important than providing you with the care you need to prevent health conditions from developing in the first place. One way in which we can do that is through osteopathic medicine.
What is osteopathic medicine?
Instead of just focusing on certain symptoms and how to alleviate them, our Brandon, FL, primary care physicians provide a “whole body” approach to caring for your health. After all, everything in the body is interconnected and when one thing is dysfunctional chances are good that other systems and areas of the body will also be dysfunctional. Osteopathic medicine provides manipulative therapy and techniques to improve how the musculoskeletal system functions, which in turn improves other systems within the body as well.
Why should I turn to an osteopathic doctor (DO)?
First and foremost, our goal is to prevent health problems whenever possible. While we offer a full range of manipulative treatments to improve the body, this isn’t the only thing we can do. We will also go through your medical history and discuss lifestyle changes you can make to improve your health for the long term and to reduce your risk for developing certain health problems.
Even though we focus on preventing health problems, we also have the tools to provide care to those dealing with certain conditions. Through manipulation and other therapeutic techniques, we can promote faster and more efficient healing within the body.
We believe it’s important to look past just the symptoms you are experiencing and to truly determine the best approach for improving your overall health. Of course, an osteopathic doctor can also prescribe medication and provide other treatment options when necessary.
Who can benefit from osteopathic medicine?
While most people can benefit from the therapeutic care osteopathic medicine has to offer, people specifically dealing with back pain, migraines, tennis elbow, digestive problems, pain related to poor posture, arthritis and similar conditions can benefit from osteopathic medicine.
If you are interested in learning more about osteopathic medicine and how it could help you, then it’s time to call Biggers Family Medicine in Brandon, FL. Let us know what issues you are hoping to address through osteopathic medicine and let’s get you feeling better!