Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine, Mansfield TX (NMM) is a specialty in osteopathic medicine. Doctors who specialize in neuromusculoskeletal medicine are experts in the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal and related neurological medical problems.
Neuromusculoskeletal medicine diagnoses and treats conditions that involve the nerves, muscles soft tissues and bones.
Neuromusculoskeletal medicine is a specialty that is available only to Doctor of Osteopathic (DOs). A Doctor of Osteopathic must have completed a one-year American Osteopathic Association (AOA) approved residency, a two-year osteopathic internship, or an integrated three-year program. The goal of neuromusculoskeletal medicine is to help the body heal itself.
Treatment provided by Doctor of Osteopathic
The treatment provided by DOs includes:
- Osteopathic manipulative therapy (OMT).
- Diagnosis and treatment of illnesses and injuries
- Osteopathic manipulative therapy for the treatment of pain and restoration of your ability to move.
Osteopathic manipulative therapy is for people of all ages. For example, it can be used for the treatment of newborns that have colic or trouble nursing. It can also be used for the treatment of older adults who have back pain, joint pain, headaches, or pain from an accident.
What is Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment
Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT), is a set of techniques used by DOs to diagnose, treat, and prevent illnesses or injuries. During OMT, the patient’s muscles and joints are moved by a DO using techniques that include stretching, gentle pressure, and resistance.
DOs receive special training in the musculoskeletal system. The musculoskeletal system is the body’s intricate system of muscles, nerves, and bones. This special and advanced training provides DOs with a total understanding of how the body’s musculoskeletal systems are interconnected and how each one affects the others.
DOs can use these techniques to treat and care for patients with musculoskeletal problems or conditions. When used appropriately, OMT can be used to complement or replace the use of drugs or surgery to treat musculoskeletal problems or conditions.
Benefits of Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment
Individuals of all ages and backgrounds can benefit from Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment. OMT can be used to relieve pain, promote healing, and increase overall mobility. The treatment can also be used to treat or improve a number of other health conditions such as:
- Sinus disorders
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Menstrual pain
Osteopathic manipulative treatment can also help with:
- Structural and tissue abnormalities
- Relieving joint restriction and misalignment
- Restoring muscle and tissue balance
- Promoting the overall flow of blood throughout the body