Until you are forced to live with pain every day, it is difficult to understand how invasive and how overwhelming pain can be. When it comes to treating chronic pain, there are a lot of options that are available. There are some very invasive surgical options for addressing chronic pain that have been proven to be effective. However, many of these procedures bring with them serious risks and may not provide the pain relief that you want. Conversely, there are many effective non-invasive treatments that can help patients. The nice thing about these non-invasive treatments is that even in the rare cases where they do not provide the desired pain relief, they have few side effects and few risks. Osteopathic manipulative therapy could provide the relief that you need.
Osteopathic manipulative therapy is a non-invasive form of treatment that can be used to address painful conditions in the lower back, neck and thorax. Patients have seen the benefits of this treatment in addressing pain they have in their tendons or in their knees. Carpal tunnel syndrome, asthma, sinus disorder and even middle ear infections have been treated with this therapy.
The reason why this procedure works so well stems from how the human musculoskeletal system is designed. Your musculoskeletal system is designed to protect your vital organs. It is also designed to help you move. Your bones and your muscles are the framework on which the rest of your body’s organs are built.
For you to be your healthiest, your musculoskeletal system needs to work its best. The reverse is also true. When your musculoskeletal framework is not working optimally, you will have a lot of dysfunction, circulatory dysfunction and neurological dysfunction. You may even experience dysfunction with your hormonal system.
Osteopathic manipulative therapy is designed to restore the harmony and balance of your musculoskeletal system. The result is that any pain or inflammation you are experiencing goes away once your musculoskeletal system is working the way that it should.
When you really think about it, this only makes sense. One of the largest parts of your musculoskeletal system is your spine. And your spine also serves as the major conduit to transmit information from your brain to the rest of your body. If anything is out of harmony with your spine, it is going to have an impact on your body’s ability to deliver messages to the brain and vice versa.
Osteopathic manipulative therapy at Access Family Physicians has helped many people who were experiencing chronic pain for years to feel better. They were able to get their life back on track and manage their pain as opposed to having their pain control them. Contact us today to schedule a consultation at our office in Zionsville.