What Is Osteopathic Manipulation Medicine?
Osteopathic manipulation medicine (OMM) is a hands-on treatment used to promote balance and healing within the body. The technique is performed by an osteopathic physician and involves using gentle pressure and resistance on the muscles, joints, and soft tissue. As a holistic therapy, OMM is commonly used to alleviate pain and treat a variety of conditions and issues, including:
- Low back pain
- Muscle stiffness
- Nerve pain
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Neck pain
If you're seeking relief from chronic pain, contact Lawrence Family Practice Center to see how you could benefit from this alternative medicine therapy performed in Lawrence, KS.
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How Does Osteopathic Manipulation Medicine Work?
OMM is often used as an alternative to traditional medicine, but it can also be done in combination with other treatments or therapies. Prior to your OMM session, you will have a consultation with one of the experienced physicians at Lawrence Family Practice Center. A personalized treatment plan will be created to provide relief for uncomfortable symptoms and help improve your overall health. Once you are positioned on the treatment table, your physician will gently apply firm pressure to specific areas of the body, which should not be painful. This helps to release tension in the muscles, joints, and nerves. Following your treatment, be sure to stay hydrated and avoid any strenuous activity for the next day or so.
At Lawrence Family Practice Center, our osteopathic physicians are highly skilled in understanding the interconnected musculoskeletal system in order to promote balance in the body. As a medication-free treatment, OMM is considered safe for patients of all ages. Book an appointment at our facility in Lawrence, KS to find out how OMM could help improve your quality of life.