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Osteopathic Treatment

Osteopathic Treatment

Osteopathic Treatment services offered in The Lakes, Las Vegas, NV

At Pollard Concierge Health & Wellness in The Lakes neighborhood of Las Vegas, Nevada, Anthony Pollard, DO, offers osteopathic treatment to alleviate back, shoulder, and hip pain. Osteopathic treatment is one of the primary care services available at the family medicine practice. Dr. Pollard uses this hands-on treatment for routine injuries. To get relief from your joint pain, call or schedule an appointment online today.

What is osteopathic treatment?

Osteopathic treatment is a hands-on therapy for musculoskeletal conditions. At Pollard Concierge Health & Wellness, Dr. Pollard focuses on four areas of health: brain, gut, muscle, and body.

He uses osteopathic treatment to address issues that affect the muscles, including musculoskeletal injuries. Doctors of osteopathic medicine, like Dr. Pollard, use osteopathic treatment to ease mechanical pain. During this hands-on therapy, Dr. Pollard applies gentle pressure to manipulate the muscles, soft tissues, and joints.

The purpose of osteopathic treatment is to restore your body’s alignment and balance and improve circulation, easing pain and promoting healing.

Am I a candidate for osteopathic treatment?

Dr. Pollard determines if you’re a candidate for osteopathic treatment following an initial assessment. The assessment includes a thorough medical history and physical exam. Dr. Pollard may also request diagnostic tests such as X-rays or blood work.

Dr. Pollard may consider you a candidate for osteopathic treatment if you have a minor injury that’s causing back, shoulder, or hip pain. For example, if you tweak your back while putting up holiday decorations or lifting something out of the car causes back or shoulder pain, Dr. Pollard can help straighten you out.

If you have a serious injury, he refers you to an affiliated functional medicine doctor for treatment.

What happens during osteopathic treatment?

Dr. Pollard creates a step-by-step osteopathic treatment plan that specifically addresses your needs. He reviews the plan with you, so you know what to expect.

He may have you stand, sit, or lie down during treatment. Dr. Pollard uses his hands and applies gentle pressure to manipulate and stretch the muscles and move your joints to improve alignment. 

You shouldn’t feel any discomfort during osteopathic treatment. 

What happens after osteopathic treatment?

Osteopathic treatment affects everyone differently. You may feel sore and tired for a day, or two or you may have a boost in energy. Dr. Pollard encourages you to drink plenty of water to flush out the toxins and go for a short walk to help your body settle into proper alignment.

He recommends you avoid any strenuous physical activity for the first 24 hours after osteopathic treatment.

To get relief from your back, shoulder, or hip pain from a board-certified osteopathic physician, call Pollard Concierge Health & Wellness or book an appointment online today.

Dr. Anthony Pollard - DO
Dr. Anthony Pollard - DO