Osteopaths are uniquely situated to provide a wide range of treatments for many health problems. Because of our medical and extra musculoskeletal training we can combine the best of what medicine, manual or manipulative work, and the integrative therapies have to offer. The majority of my treatments are focused on headache, neck, shoulder, mid/low back and hip pain, but I also work extensively on extremity problems in the elbows, wrists, knees and feet and ankles.
I do cortisone injections if someone has tennis elbow and work with the patients on ways to get off of anti-inflammatories if he/she has ongoing reflux or heartburn, for example. Since I have had family practice training, I’m aware of medical conditions and medications that can cause muscle and joint problems.
These are the most common ailments I work on, of which many of my patients they will have a combination are:
- Headaches: migraines, muscle tension, vertigo, post whiplash, concussions, traumatic brain injuries, TMJ disorders.
- Neck pain: whiplash, arthritis, herniated/bulging discs, spinal stenosis, spasms/trigger points, torticollis, nerve pain into the arm.
- Shoulder pain: frozen shoulder, rotator cuff strains/tears, biceps tendinitis, spasms/trigger points, shooting pain, decreased range of motion. Post surgical pain.
- Upper back pain: scoliosis, arthritis, spasms/trigger points, rib pain.
- Low back pain: scoliosis, degenerative disc, arthritis, herniated/bulging discs, spasms/trigger points, deconditioned muscles, ligament and tendon damage from trauma. Pain from running, dancing, exercise, or work.
- Sacrum (tailbone): sacroiliac dysfunction, coccyx pain, ligament laxity.
- Hip pain: piriformins syndrome, arthritis, bursitis, glute trigger points/spasms, hip flexor pain, anterior impingement syndrome, adductor/groin/pubic bone pain.
- Extremities: tennis/golfers elbow (tendinitis), ulnar nerve neuropathies, carpal tunnel syndrome, wrist/thumb tendinitis, ligament injuries to the elbow and wrist. Knee pain in the patella (patellofemoral syndrome), iliotibial band syndrome, hamstring/calf spasms or strains, knee meniscus pain, ankle sprains, plantar fasciitis, heel pain, achilles tendinitis, metatarsalgia.
- Miscellaneous: Fibromyalgia, irritable bowel syndrome, spasms from multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis or psoriatic arthritis. Food sensitivities, pain from pregnancy, sports injuries, motor vehicle accidents. Work injuries.