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Daniel Lopez, D.O.

These 2 Suffered From Migraines For Years, Here’s What Finally Worked…

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Andrea had suffered with migraines for about 9 years that started in her early 30’s. There was really no clear reason why she started getting migraine headaches. She theorized that maybe the pain started from overuse and poor ergonomics as an ultrasound tech. All she knew was her headaches felt like having being stabbed by a “sharp knife” behind her right eye and the right top of her head. Consistently she would get these debilitating headaches about every 2 weeks that required her to seclude herself in a room for about 3 days. When it was all over, she still did…

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Osteopathy For Lymphedema: A Patient’s Story

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“Congratulations! You don’t have breast cancer,” said the surgeon as Monica woke up from her surgery. They had removed all of her breast tissue and all the lymph nodes in her right arm. Five years later when she was sitting in my office, she said, “What they did not tell me was that I was going to have to live with my arm this swollen. I have to wear this sleeve that does not feel like it does anything.” Monica’s right arm had swelled up like a balloon right after the surgery and had been like that for five years….

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3 Reasons Osteopathic Treatment Stands Out

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If one were to ask people on the street what osteopathic treatment was, they might get a lot of blank looks or incorrect responses. Osteopathy has been around since the 1800’s, yet many people don’t know it exists or what it is actually about. Many other manual therapy professions use concepts and techniques that originated within the osteopathic profession. Even when others use techniques originating in the osteopathic profession, they may not get the same results. There is more to osteopathy than just the techniques. Here’s three reasons that make osteopathic treatment different: Thorough Osteopathic physicians have very extensive training…

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3 Reasons Your Osteopathic Treatment Should Include The Eyes

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Introduction How our eyes function play a big role in how our bodies interact with the external environment. Our posture will adapt to keep our eyes horizontal to the horizon. Our eyes are closely connected with our ears to reflexively turn our gaze towards sounds that may require our immediate attention. Given what an important role our eyes play in our overall posture and function, I believe they are structures commonly overlooked and left untreated. As osteopaths, we can do more than just refer out to an optometrist for eyeglass prescriptions. For osteopaths, treating the eyes could be the difference…

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One of My Favorite Osteopathic Stories

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I have seen a lot of strange cases in the past, but I specifically remember this one for its peculiarity and humor. Jennifer brought her daughter in to see me. Along with her daughter, came Jennifer’s brother and her mother to the appointment. Jennifer’s brother and mother were already patients of mine, but the whole family coming to the appointment made me curious what I was going to encounter. “This must be something major,” I thought. “So what can I help you with?” I asked. “Well, my daughter has dark circles under her eyes. Can you help with that?” asked…

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“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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