Whether you have neck pain that just won’t go away or an aching back, osteopathic treatment is a safe way to repair damage. Board-certified osteopathic medicine specialist Georgeanne Freeman, DO, understands the toll chronic pain can take on your body. That’s why she provides osteopathic treatment at Freeman Medical Clinic in Austin, Texas. Call Freeman Medical Clinic or schedule an appointment online today to learn more.
Osteopathic medicine is a medical specialty that operates on the belief that each component of the body is related. Osteopathic doctors often focus on pain relief and restoring function to damaged areas of the body.
Since osteopathic specialists take your whole body into account when performing treatment, you always receive comprehensive care with the Freeman Medical Clinic team.
The team may recommend osteopathic treatment to diagnose or treat:
Arthritis is an inflammatory condition that causes swollen joints. The most common type, osteoarthritis, occurs when the cartilage surrounding the joints breaks down. Rheumatoid arthritis, the second most common type, causes inflammation inside the lining of the joints.
Any part of the back can cause pain. Whether you have a herniated disc, muscle strain, or spinal stenosis, osteopathic treatment can relieve pain and restore function to your back.
Pain in the cervical spine, or neck, often develops from muscle tension, herniated disc, poor posture, or a pinched nerve. Osteopathic treatment can help diagnose and alleviate the source of your pain.
From injuries to general wear-and-tear, knee pain can affect people of all ages. Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries, arthritis, and meniscus tears are common conditions that osteopathic medicine can treat.
Asthma is a respiratory condition that irritates and inflames the airways. By addressing dysfunction in the thoracic spine (mid back), osteopathic treatment can help reduce the symptoms of asthma, including coughing and wheezing.
Stabilizing or promoting movement in the digestive system through hands-on treatment can help alleviate the symptoms of common gastrointestinal disorders, such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), constipation, and acid reflux.
The first step in providing osteopathic treatment is performing a full-body evaluation to identify the cause of your pain or discomfort. Once your evaluation is complete, the team may perform one or more of the following osteopathic treatments for at least one hour:
Osteopathic manipulation is a hands-on approach where the team applies targeted pressure and movement to your bones and tissues to relieve pain and improve function.
Percussion therapy is a deep tissue treatment that improves circulation and the flow of oxygen to repair damage and relieve pain.
Electrical stimulation, or e-stim, is a noninvasive treatment that uses gentle electrical pulses to repair tissue damage.
Cervical traction is a technique that carefully lifts your head to relieve pressure on the cervical spine that makes up your neck.
The team at Freeman Medical Clinic offers mobile treatment and house calls. To learn more, call or book an appointment online today.