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Neuromusculoskeletal Services

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Research has found that when the body’s systems are out of balance, it is more susceptible to certain diseases and disorders. In neuromusculoskeletal medicine at the Center for Family Care at Florida Hospital, physicians who are doctors of osteopathy (D.O.) have specialized training to balance the systems of the body. They most commonly work with the nervous system, blood vessels, musculature and skeletal framework.
In this holistic approach, osteopaths make advanced adjustments to help the body heal itself. Many patients find the process similar to what they’ve experienced during chiropractic care and physical therapy. Some of the common treatments performed by the osteopathic doctors at the Center for Family Care include:

  • Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT) – During this hands-on procedure, the osteopath moves muscles and joints to stretch and apply gentle pressure and resistance. This is used to ease pain, promote healing and increase overall mobility. It is most commonly used to elevate muscle pain. This osteopathic manipulation also is helpful for patients with asthma, sinus disorders, carpal tunnel syndrome, migraines and menstrual pain.
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma – Platelets in the blood are most commonly known for promoting blood clotting. However, they also contain hundreds of proteins, or growth factors, which are important in the healing of injuries. To facilitate this, blood is drawn from the patient, then platelets are separated and increased in the lab. They are combined back with the blood and injected by the osteopathic physician directly into the injured area to promote faster healing.
  • Prolotherapy – Also known as “proliferation therapy,” prolotherapy is a nonsurgical osteopathic technique that stimulates the body’s own natural healing ability to repair injured musculoskeletal tissue. Injections at the injury site include a unique formula developed from many of the body’s own substances like platelets, bone marrow and fat tissue.

To learn more about neuromusculoskeletal medicine at the Center for Family Care at Florida Hospital, call 407.303.6830 or request an appointment online.