If you struggle with ongoing pain but desire all-natural remedies instead of medications or surgery, holistic physician Shiva Rastegar, DO, is here for you at Be Well Medical in Hadley, Massachusetts. She offers osteopathic manual medicine to relieve tight muscles, nerve pressure, and other causes of ongoing discomfort. Call the office to schedule an appointment or book one online today.

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What is osteopathic manual medicine?

Osteopathic manual medicine is a type of holistic treatment in which Dr. Rastegar uses manual techniques to manipulate tissues in your musculoskeletal system, especially your muscles, other soft tissues, and joints.

These manual techniques offer a variety of health benefits and can improve your quality of life.

What are the benefits of osteopathic manual medicine?

Osteopathic manual medicine with Dr. Rastegar offers many advantages, including:

  • Less overall pain
  • Improved blood circulation
  • Faster healing
  • Reduced need for pain medicine
  • Reduced need for surgery
  • Improved musculoskeletal functioning
  • Less muscle tension
  • Fewer pinched nerves
  • Less headache pain
  • Improved spinal alignment
  • Less inflammation

This cutting-edge technique can restore muscle and tissue balance, relieve joint restriction, and improve tissue abnormalities without surgery or downtime.

Is osteopathic manual medicine right for me?

To find out if you’re a candidate for osteopathic manual medicine at Be Well Medical, Dr. Rastegar discusses your medical history, pain levels, and any additional symptoms you have. She conducts a physical exam and may ask you to move your body into various positions.

She could also suggest you undergo blood tests, X-rays, MRIs, CT scans, or other imaging procedures if you’ve suffered an injury or have a degenerative disease like arthritis.

What happens during osteopathic manual medicine treatments?

During osteopathic manipulation procedures at Be Well Medical, you relax in or on a comfortable chair or exam table. Dr. Rastegar uses her hands or specialized devices to massage or manipulate soft tissues in your body to improve its alignment.

You might feel pressure, stretching, and some resistance during each treatment, but the procedure isn’t painful.

Afterward, you can expect to feel relaxed and experience a reduction in pain, with continued improvements in the way you feel appearing over time.

When should I schedule osteopathic manual medicine appointments?

Dr. Rastegar lets you know how often to schedule osteopathic manual medicine visits based on your individualized needs, lifestyle, and preferences. You might see her once or twice weekly initially, and less often as your body heals.

To learn more about osteopathic manual medicine or schedule an appointment with Dr. Rastegar, call the Be Well Medical office or book an appointment online today.