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 osteopathic manipulative 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.
Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine. Osteopathic manipulation is a non-invasive method used to treat patients suffering with acute and chronic musculoskeletal pain conditions such as low back pain, neck pain, tension headaches, osteoarthritis, tendonitis and knee pain. Osteopathic manipulation can also be useful in treating neurologic and respiratory conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome, migraines, asthma, sinus disorders, and middle-ear infections.
All of the Center’s physicians are trained in a variety of manual medicine techniques, such as muscle energy, craniosacral, fascial-release (including the “Jones Technique”), and active manipulation techniques.
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