Brief Look Back At The History Of Osteopathic Medicine

A name that is closely associated with osteopathic medicine is Andrew Taylor Still, M.D. D.O. Born in 1828 he learned medicine at the knee of his father, an accomplished physician in his own right. Andrew Still went on to distinguish himself as a physician and surgeon during the Civil War when he traveled...

The Osteopathic Approach To Treating Muscle Cramps

Muscle cramps can strike at any time, but most commonly they occur either during an activity or at night when they are least expected. The severity of the muscle cramps differs: at times they are little more than a bit of cramping that soon disappears on its own while at other times they may be as severe as...

Ankle Problems And Osteopathy

Patients seeking out osteopathic help very often come from the realms of athletes and those in search of more alternative means of bodily care. This makes ankle problems one of the most commonly reported problems. There are several reasons why you may notice problems with your ankle. Assuming that it is not...

Find An Osteopath Who Is Right For You

If you are ready to look for an osteopathic practitioner who will use a more alternative means of treating your body, you are not alone. Countless Americans are ready to leave behind the somewhat more conventional medical field in search for a doctor of osteopathy (D.O.) who will focus on the entire body,...

Understanding The Osteopathic Knowledge Of The Musculoskeletal System

In the discipline of osteopathy the musculoskeletal system is often mistaken as simply referring to the spine. Instead, it is actually considered an entire organic system that incorporates both the muscles and the bones of the skeleton. In addition, it also encompasses the joints, ligaments, cartilage, and...

Overcoming Back Pain With Osteopathy

Chronic pain, and especially back pain, is the number one complaint that leads patients to the offices of osteopathic physicians. Unlike medical doctors who focus predominantly on the symptoms and treatment thereof, the doctor of osteopathy is likely to dig deeper to see if the root cause of the back pain...

M.d. Or D.o. Whom Should You Pick

There is a discussion in the American healthcare system that focuses on whether or not to use the services of a medical doctor (M.D.) or a doctor of osteopathy (D.O.). Both are highly educated, trained, and degreed, licensed, and accredited medical healthcare providers. Insurance companies recognize both...

How Osteopathy Can Help The Disabled

Disability takes many forms. In some cases the illness that causes the disability is progressive, and the patient with this form of ailment will seek out a medical professional who can either hold the progression of the disease or at least help to maintain a current status quo of wellness. In other cases...

Children Are Ideal Candidates For Osteopathic Treatment

Children are beset with a plethora of minor ailments due to sudden growth spurts, developmental milestones, play injuries, but also more serious conditions that may have failed to materialize early on during childhood. Parents facing some of the more invasive treatments, such as tubes inserted for draining...

Osteopathic Exercises During Pregnancy

There are the select few women who love being pregnant. They adore their changing bodies, take morning sickness with a stride, and do not mind their aching backs. Then again, they might have none of these symptoms associated with pregnancy and instead are part and parcel of those leading a charmed life. On...
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