In treating chronic pain, there is an important role for invasive measures, such as epidural steroid injections, the surgical implantation of dorsal-column stimulators and other surgical options. But there is also a multitude of effective, non-invasive manual treatment options available to patients, with far fewer side effects and risks.

At the Kaplan Center for Integrative Medicine we employ a number of non-invasive treatments, such osteopathic manual medicine, physical therapy, massage therapy, craniosacral therapy and Reiki. These manual and energetic approaches help patients cut back on medication and avoid unnecessary surgeries. When incorporated into an individualized and comprehensive treatment plan your healing is likely to be much faster and more complete.

Craniosacral Therapy: Using gentle touch, craniosacral therapy releases physical imbalances and restrictions as well as residual emotional trauma that has been stored in the body’s membranes and connective tissue. This frees the central nervous system to perform optimally — allowing patients to experience pain relief, stronger immune function and an enhanced sense of well-being. Craniosacral therapy can provide symptomatic relief for a wide range of medical problems, including:

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