Osteopathic & Biomechanics

Osteopathic Manual Medicine & Biomechanics

BOlin osteopathic treatments

There are times when patients develop complaints that seem to be impossible to diagnose.  They have seen multiple doctors and had multiple tests, with no real “answer” as to why they have pain or limitations to their desired activity.  Sometimes, the answer lies in the way the body moves – biomechanics.  Most of us have experienced this type of pain…for example, if you have been on a plane and looked out the window for a while, you may have noticed that your neck becomes stiff.  That stiffness is the result of the muscles and ligaments in your neck being turned in one direction for a prolonged period.  The stretch of the ligaments results in neck pain.  These bio-mechanical causes of pain can be identified and often can be improved with the various techniques of osteopathic manual medicine.  Many patients associate osteopathic medicine and chiropractors with “popping” joints, but there are many ways to gently mobilize joints, and most do not involve “popping.” These painful types of motion problems can develop in the upper or lower back, the pelvis and sacrum and even the extremities.  If your pain is keeping you from walking, running, golfing, or being active, perhaps you should be evaluated for biomechanical issues that might be contributing to your problem.  Dr. Bolin has been teaching and practicing osteopathic manual medicine since 2004