The body’s systems are intricately tied together. Each of the muscle systems, nerves, and bones in the body connect to each other in complicated ways. Osteopathic manipulation is a hands-on treatment that utilizes an understanding of these connections to diagnose, treat, and prevent different illnesses and injuries.

On occasion, Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT) can replace the use of certain drugs (such as pain medication) or even surgery.

What Does OMT Treat?

Used to help patients of all ages, OMT can ease pain, improve mobility, and promote healing in the body. It can be used to help relieve symptoms of common health problems, such as:

  • Asthma
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Migraines
  • Menstrual pain
  • Various sinus disorders

During an OMT treatment, an orthopaedic physician will manually apply varying levels of pressure to different areas of the body. This pressure can result in a variety of benefits:

  • Resolve structural or tissue abnormalities
  • Relieve joint restriction or misalignment
  • Achieve muscle and tissue balance
  • Improve blood flow throughout the body

The Difference Between OMT and Chiropractic Treatment

The main difference between the two is that OMT is a holistic treatment, whereas chiropractic treatment is regional. Chiropractic work focuses specifically on manipulating the spine. OMT treats the body as a whole, using the connections between systems to treat a specific problem. Additionally, OMT offers a wider variety of techniques for focusing on the overall health of the entire body.

Make an Appointment Today

If you think osteopathic manipulation might be the right choice for you, contact us today at 352-688-6035. Hernando Orthopaedic and Spinal Surgery can help you craft a personalized care plan to reach your movement and recovery goals.

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