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Osteopathic Manipulative Treatments Specialist

Lancaster Family Health

Family Medicine & Aesthetics located in Lancaster, PA

Osteopathic Manipulative Treatments (OMT) helps people overcome chronic pain or find relief following accident or injury. At Lancaster Family Health, Dr. Christopher Porter and Dr. Mark Cohen, have specialized training in the musculoskeletal system and can offer Osteopathic Treatments as part of a comprehensive treatment plan. Men, women, and families in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and the surrounding area can call the office or book an appointment online to come in for Osteopathic Manipulative Treatments.

Osteopathic Manipulative Treatments Q & A

What is OMT?

Osteopathic Manipulations involves hands-on spinal manipulation to enhance your well-being. Dr. Porter and Dr. Cohen acknowledge that proper alignment of your bones, nerves, and soft tissue contributes to your body’s ability to heal itself.

What are the benefits of Osteopathic Manipulative Treatments?

Osteopathic Treatments can restore range of motion and reduce stiffness in painful joints. The treatments can free up stuck tissues and realign areas that are restricted due to repetitive stress, a fall, or an accident, such as a car wreck.

Osteopathic care offers an alternative to pain medications, as the treatments ease discomfort in muscles, bones, connective tissue, and joints. The doctors at Lancaster Family Health use OMT in conjunction with conventional medical treatment to give you the best healing and overall outcome possible.

What types of issues might be treated with OMT?

The doctors at Lancaster Family Health may recommend Osteopathic Manipulations to help you deal with pain in your joints or back. Reasons you may need an Osteopathic Manipulation include:

  • Low back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Headaches
  • Joint pain, such as in the hips, knees, or shoulders

People with osteoarthritis or other chronic pain conditions may also benefit from regular Osteopathic Treatments.

Before offering spinal manipulations, Dr. Porter and Dr. Cohen do a thorough review of your medical history and perform a comprehensive physical exam. They take into consideration any medications you’re taking or other chronic conditions, such as disc herniations or diabetes, before proceeding with Osteopathic Manipulations.

What should I expect with Osteopathic Manipulations?

Dr. Porter or Dr. Cohen may perform one or more adjustments that are designed to realign your joints. An adjustment uses controlled, sudden force to improve your range of motion and free up restricted nerves.

You may also receive nutritional counseling and recommendations for specific rehabilitation exercises to further your healing. The doctors may review your workspace and discuss ways to make it more body friendly. Dr. Porter and Dr. Cohen seek to restore your optimal function and prevent future injury or dysfunction.

To learn more about Osteopathic Manipulative care and how you can benefit from the realignment possible through spinal manipulations, call Lancaster Family Health or book an appointment online.