Muscle and Joint Pain Treatment
There are times when patients develop pains 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 biomechanical causes of pain can be identified and often can be improved with the various techniques of osteopathic manual medicine. These painful types of motion problems can develop other places as well; in the upper or lower back, pelvis, sacrum and even the extremities.
About Dr. Bolin
Dr. Bolin is one of only a few MDs in the United States who teach osteopathic manual techniques. He is a professor of sports medicine, family medicine, and osteopathic manipulation at the common–Virginia Campus, helping to teach the next generation of physicians how to treat biomechanical issues and the problems that may result from them.
Pressure, Stretching and Resistance Techniques
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.”