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June 27, 2018
Category: Family Medicine

Find out whether this alternative treatment could alleviate your symptoms and improve your health.

While we all work hard to prevent disorders, injuries and other health problems from happening to us, sometimes they still occur. Of osteopathic manipulative treatmentcourse, when problems arise the sooner you seek care from our Brandon, FL, primary care physicians Dr. Joel and Elizabeth Biggers the better it will be for your health and quality of life. While we can prescribe medications and physical therapy and provide you with a slew of treatment options, one treatment option you may not have thought about it is osteopathic manipulative treatment.

What is osteopathic manipulative treatment?

It’s first important to understand the purpose and goals of osteopathic medicine to understand how it works. In essence, our bodies take a beating day in and day out and this can lead to tightness and stiffness in certain soft tissue and muscles and can even lead to restricted nerves or muscle movement. This, in turn, can lead to even further musculoskeletal problems.

Through osteopathic manipulation, our Brandon, FL, doctors apply the proper amount of manual manipulation to joints, ligaments, muscles and other tissue to reduce pain, increase blood flow to the area, free trapped nerves and improve range of motion.

There are a variety of different types of osteopathic manipulative techniques including soft tissue, myofascial release and muscle energy. Before we even begin your treatment we will sit down and find out what your specific goals are so that we can choose the proper technique that will give you the biggest benefit and relief.

Who should consider osteopathic manipulative treatment?

Osteopathic manipulation is a great alternative therapy for anyone dealing with pain, whether that’s neck or back pain, migraines or shoulder issues. It’s a great option for patients of all ages and our doctors can work with you and your body to tailor the technique and treatment for you. It can be used solely by itself or in conjunction with other treatment options such as medication or physical therapy.

Osteopathic manipulation might be right for you if you are dealing with any of these issues:

  • Musculoskeletal pain
  • Sinus problems
  • Asthma
  • Headaches/migraines
  • Menstrual pain
  • Accident-related aches and pains
  • Digestive disorders
  • Hypertension
  • Cardiovascular issues
  • Insomnia
  • Kidney disease
  • Arthritis

If you have questions about getting osteopathic manipulative treatment in Brandon, FL, then don’t hesitate to turn to our caring, understanding medical team here at Biggers Family Medicine. Call our office today to let us know that you are interested in osteopathic manipulative treatment.