Commonly Treated Conditions

Most people first seek osteopathic care for pain-related complaints.  These problems can be recent or long-term. They may be related to sports injuries, car accidents, falls, surgeries, birth or other traumas.  Others seek osteopathic care as an alternative to surgery or medication.  Common conditions treated include:

  • Head disorders, including migraines, TMJ dysfunction, trigeminal neuralgia, vertigo and tinnitus
  • Traumatic brain injury and post-concussion syndrome
  • Neck and back pain, including scoliosis, pinched nerves and sciatica
  • Joint pain, including tendonitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, rotator cuff strains/partial tears, rib strains, and hip pain
  • Chronic issues such as fatigue, and rheumatological conditions including fibromyalgia

Many patients find osteopathic treatment improves function, making it helpful for pregnant women, lactating mothers, and children. Osteopathy is particularly useful for babies with:

  • Latching/sucking problems
  • Torticollis and plagiocephaly
  • Reflux and colic
  • Ear infections
  • Difficult or traumatic births

Osteopathic care can also improve the function of many autonomic core body functions, alleviating symptoms that come from impediments to optimal physiology.

  • Breathing (including asthma )
  • Digestive disorders (including reflux and irritable bowel syndrome)
  • Poor sleep

As osteopathy involves a truly holistic approach, it supports the body’s ability to self-regulate by restoring its normal structure and function. Therefore, osteopathic manipulation can be beneficial in helping to restore health in many situations, regardless of the underlying complaint.

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