Osteopathic Manipulation Specialist

Gladstone A. Payton, DO

Family Medicine & Anti-Aging located in Mt. Clemens, MI

Pain in your back or chronic headaches can put a serious damper on your quality of life. Hands-on osteopathic manipulations provided by Dr. Gladstone Payton at his practice in Mt. Clemens, Michigan, can offer relief without the use of drugs and injection therapy. Call the office or book an appointment online to learn how you can find greater movement through your muscles and joints as well as relieve pain with osteopathic manipulative treatment.

Osteopathic Manipulation Q & A

What is osteopathic manipulative treatment?

Osteopathic physicians, such as Gladstone A. Payton, DO, use hands-on techniques to diagnose, treat, and prevent pain, illness, and injury. The osteopathic manipulations involve stretching, gentle pressure, and resistance to move your joints and muscles, relieving pain and helping improve function.

Osteopaths learn specifics about the musculoskeletal system during their training, so they have great insight into your system of muscles, nerves, and bones. These systems are interconnected and osteopaths understand how they affect one another. Osteopathic medicine holds that tightness and restriction in your nerves and muscles can be the cause of many health problems. Through manipulations, Dr. Payton can help relieve pain and complement or replace the need for drugs or surgery.

Who can benefit from osteopathic manipulations?

Most patients who have pain, injury, or limited mobility can benefit from osteopathic manipulation therapy. The therapy is appropriate for all people of all ages, even women who are pregnant. Dr. Payton adjusts the therapies to address your particular health needs.

Dr. Payton uses osteopathic manipulations specifically for:

  • Neck pain
  • Low back pain
  • Thoracic pain
  • Headaches
  • Knee pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Asthma
  • Sinus disorders

Osteopathic manipulations are particularly beneficial to those who want to avoid medications to mask pain.

What are the benefits of osteopathic manipulations?

Osteopathic manipulations can relieve misalignments and imbalances that are contributing to pain. They also enhance circulation throughout the body, which encourages healing and reduces inflammation.

What types of manipulations are used?

As a DO, Dr. Payton uses up to 40 different techniques depending on your needs. He stretches and applies pressure to muscles. He also may move muscles in a particular way to direct their energy. Firm pressure can relieve tension in the fascia, a web of connective tissue that surrounds all of your tissues. Cranial manipulative medicine involves the application of soft pressure to your skull to stimulate pain relief and healing.

To take advantage of the healing power of osteopathic manipulative therapy, call the office of Gladstone A. Payton, DO or book an appointment using the online tool.