The OMT Under Anesthesia procedure is a technique whereby a patient is treated after being brought into a relaxed state through the use of an anesthetic agent. Once the patient has been given the sedating anesthetic by a licensed anesthesiologist, an osteopathic doctor is able to adjust and stretch the patient in ways that would be too painful to endure without anesthetic sedation.
The Manipulations that are performed by the qualified trained doctor are designed to break up fibrous adhesion and scar tissue around the spine and surrounding tissue. Studies show that as a result of past or present trauma and stress, adhesion and scar tissue tend to build up around joints and within the surrounding muscles that cause chronic, often severe pain. The skilled and trained Osteopathic Doctor is able to use manipulative techniques to both alter fibrous adhesion in the joint capsules and surrounding supportive tissues as well as address other areas and indications that have been the cause of pain to a patient.
The OMT Under Anesthesia technique uses a combination of specific long lever manipulations, passive stretches, and specific articular and postural kinetics maneuvers in order to break up fibrous adhesion and scar tissue around the spine and surrounding tissue. The procedure is completely non-invasive, but often highly effective.