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December 2016

“Can You Help Me Avoid A C-section?”

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“My baby has been sitting sideways and my due date is in two weeks. I will have to have a c-section unless the baby changes its position by tomorrow when I have an ultrasound. I want to deliver naturally. Can you help me?” asked Melanie. “I’ve been successful in the past, but I never know honestly.” I replied. I did not want to create unreasonable expectations. Melanie was a friend of one of the staff at the office I’m at. She came upon recommendation seeking osteopathic treatment to see if I could help reposition her baby correctly so she could…

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The Most Compelling Reason To Heal Your Trauma Down To The DNA

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What if we looked at cultivating our health differently? What if we were more proactive in cultivating both physical and mental health? It might surprise you how that could change not just you, but your family in the present and the future. Many patients who have had quality osteopathic treatments, myself included, describe feeling like their body is being unwound. They describe feeling lighter and looser. Movement becomes easier and more efficient. Sometimes patients describe feeling a natural high as endorphins are released. Over time, some patients start to understand and experience how this unwinding has an effect on their…

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You’ll Never Guess How This Distressed Woman’s Back Pain Was Resolved

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As much as we know about the human body, there are still plenty of mysteries with how it works. Consider Aubrey’s story. She was an osteopathic medical student who came and spent four weeks with me a few years ago. As we got to talking, I learned that she had had right upper back pain for years. During her training, she had sought relief from other osteopaths and chiropractors. Mostly, they had tried to “pop” her back. It never worked. Up to this point, no one had had success with providing relief there. I was not certain if I would…

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What Happened When the Granddaughter of Chiropractors Tried Osteopathy for Neck Pain?

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“Yes, yes, yes,” moaned Kristy out loud, “That spot had been there for years… That feels so much better. That was amazing!” She paused for a moment to catch her breath, “Do I have to get up? Can I lay here a while?” “No, you can lay there for a bit. Perhaps I should have bought you dinner before the treatment.” I joked. About an hour before Kristy walked into my office with a really stiff neck. Having trouble moving with range of motion, she was in pain. She thought maybe it started a few days before she slept on…

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Mom In Severe Pelvic Pain Unable To Find Help Elsewhere Tried Osteopathic Treatment and This Is Her Story

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When I met Carol, she came to me because she had low back pain and pelvic pain. When I say pain, I’m not talking like “ouch” my back and pelvis hurts. I’m talking like “every time that I walk, move, or do anything it feels like my pelvic bones are going to rip through my skin and like my insides are going to tear” kind of pain. The pain would pierce from her low back, through her pelvis, and continue into her right thigh. Pain is a very common complaint these days and it is becoming increasingly clearer with prescription…

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Our baby couldn’t drink from a bottle so we set her up for a frenectomy – Here’s what happened:

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At 8 weeks old, my daughter was about to have her tongue tie released. Up to that point, she had been having trouble with breastfeeding, but we decided to make an appointment because she could not drink out of a bottle when my wife returned to work. I watched her latch on in the procedure room right before having it done. Did we make the right choice? The tongue is a very unique and complex structure in the body. It is the only muscle with a freely moveable end. Interestingly, it works more like the tentacles of an octopus rather…

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Probiotics Where? Surprising Places You Need Probiotics and Aren’t Getting Them

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Many of us know take probiotics for gut health, but there’s other places where they are also important for our health you may not have thought of. The emerging science on the flora in our gut is showing that the “microbiome” of our gut is far more important than we previously realized. The bacteria present in our gut helps with digestion, but much more than that. On top of that, the bacteria in our gut are involved with our personalities, moods, regulating inflammation and our immune system, preventing and fighting infections, and more. The balanced diversity of the bacteria is…

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Cost and Value

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In our current medical system, the cost of healthcare services and the value of those services have been separated.  In most cases, the patient (consumer) may not be aware of the cost of the services they receive.   As a patient, maybe in pain or disabled in another way, seeking help from a physician, desperation for relief may increase the personal value of those healthcare services independent of the the actual cost. At OIM, we work very hard to maximize the value of our services to our patients.  At the same time, we also work hard to keep our cost at…

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