Thanks for visiting our new blog! We are going to start off our blog posts with this post about Osteopathy, to create a good basis for additional articles about Osteopathy and pain treatment and management without narcotics.
What is Osteopathy?
Osteopathy is a mainstream medical discipline focusing on reestablishing and maintaining the natural relationships of bones, muscles, membranes, tissues and fluids within the body. Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment promotes the body’s ability to function, develop and heal itself by addressing problems found in these structural components.
U.S. trained Osteopaths have the same training and licensing as M.D.’s (Medical Doctor, or MD, as opposed to Doctor of Osteopathy, or DO), however we receive additional training in the use of our hands to diagnose and treat patients.
Additional Osteopathic Training
There are those Osteopaths that go on to receive specialty training in Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT) and other modalities such as Cranial-Sacral Therapy, Myo-fascial Release and Counter-Strain. We look at the body holistically to find the source of the pain and dysfunction so the condition can, if possible, be healed without medications and surgery.
The True Source of The Problem
One of the most interesting aspects of Osteopathy is that rarely is the site of the problem the source of the problem. As an Osteopathic physician, it is deeply satisfying to look beyond the symptoms and discover the true source of the problem.
Strain patterns in the fascia (connective tissue) of the body can lead to pain in seemingly unrelated areas. Gabi* was in his 40’s and had recurrent ear infections, ear pain and headaches. He didn’t realize he was clenching his jaws a lot. Once the strain patterns in his jaw and neck were released, the next day he had no pain and didn’t need antibiotics.
Dr. Rothstein, What would you like people to know?
No matter what your condition, you need to know there is hope. Many problems can be corrected with OMT (Osteopathic Manipulation Treatment) and proper supplementation.
If you or anyone you know is coping with a colicky infant, ear infections, ADHD or pain and disability, you have options. Find a doctor who can look at the big picture and get to the source of the problem. Get evaluated by a competent Osteopathic physician who specializes in OMT.
You will know within a few treatments whether your condition will respond to OMT. (Although it is wonderful when a patient gets tremendous relief after only one treatment that is not always the case. Depending on the problem and the condition of the patient 4 – 6 treatments may be necessary. )
I wish you much health and happiness and hope that you don’t need to see me in my clinic for health reasons. But, if you are experiencing pain in your neck, shoulder, arm, wrist, back, or throughout your body, I can probably help you. Thanks again,