Osteopathy treats the patient, not the disease. Our intention is to restore structural integrity and fluid continuity. The body then begins the healing process... and many of the problems people suffer with can be relieved.
Some of the problems that typically respond to osteopathic treatment are listed below:
- Back Pain
- Neck Pain
- Joint Pain
- Temporal Mandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMJ)
- Head Trauma
- Post Concussion Syndrome
- Overuse Syndromes
- Whiplash Syndromes
CHRONIC CONDITIONS UNRESPONSIVE TO CONVENTIONAL TREATMENT
- Neurologic Disorders
- Gastro-Intestinal Disorders
- Genito-Urinary Disorders
- Respiratory Disorders
- Chronic Infections Unresponsive to Antibiotics
WOMEN DURING PREGNANCY can be made significantly more comfortable, their labor and delivery eased considerably. By providing freedom to the ligamentous support of the uterus and pelvis, Caesarean Sections may become less likely.
Remember, when you've had a problem for many years, it is not likely that you will completely recover with one or two treatments. It is important to have realistic expectations. Each person is individual, and no two people respond to treatment the same.
The degree of recovery depends on how long the problem has been present, the degree of tissue damage that has been done, and the vitality of the individual.
Vitality (the ability to heal) varies significantly from person to person. Many factors come into play in this regard, including previous injuries, previous illness, nutritional issues, genetic constitution, emotional stresses, etc..
The Treatment of Children
We refer to children as "Bent Twigs" ("As The Twig Is Bent So Is The Tree Inclined"). When the traumas encountered early in life distort the basic structural integrity of children, a multitude of potentially lifelong problems may result. The process of birth itself places tremendous pressures on infants, especially their little heads. (see Birth Trauma). Throughout childhood, the many falls and tumbles of everyday life may contribute significantly to the ill health of children.
|COMMON PEDIATRIC PROBLEMS|
|Infantile Colic||Chronic Upper Respiratory Infections|
|Sleeplessness||Chronic Ear Infections|
|Spitting Up / Reflux||Chronic Nose Bleeds|
|Difficult Suckling||Recurrent Urinary Tract Infections|
|Abnormal Muscle Tone||Digestive Disturbances|
Copyright © 2000 Mark E. Rosen, DO FCA
Revised: July 5, 2008