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What is the Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment Under Anesthesia (OMT Under Anesthesia) and why does it work?

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OMT Under Anesthesia, is a non-invasive procedure that has changed the lives of countless people in the most positive way. Former sufferers of chronic pain speak of a new life – one with comfort, joy and a sense of renewed optimism. OMT Under Anesthesia has helped sufferers of so many types of pain including: neck pain, back pain, joint pain, muscle spasms, and other chronic pains.

Since the late 1930s, OMT Under Anesthesia has been used by Osteopathic Doctors as a form of treatment for:
Chronic disc problems
Frozen or fixated articulations
Failed lower back surgery
Compression syndromes
Restricted motion
Unresponsive pain and muscle contraction
Post-traumatic syndrome injuries and other causes of chronic and acute pain

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Is the OMT Under Anesthesia safe?

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The OMT Under Anesthesia is a non-invasive treatment. An alternative to invasive surgery, it is a procedure that is often performed in less than half an hour, and can be more effective in achieving long term pain relief than invasive surgical techniques. The procedure is performed by skilled, trained and licensed doctors in an accredited facility. OMT Under Anesthesia can bring rapid and enduring relief from chronic pain without surgery, scars and unnecessary risk.

For people with chronic neck, back and joint problems--conditions caused by long-term disabilities, accidents, and injuries that have not been responsive to conventional treatment, the OMT Under Anesthesia offers a new life. The OMT Under Anesthesia procedure is not a new one, it has been practiced diligently for almost a century, but for countless people, the relief of pain and suffering is a new found gift of a joyous life.

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How long is the treatment?

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The single treatment usually takes under 30 minutes and requires the supervision of qualified anesthesiologist. The treatment is often repeated on three consecutive days, with positive results often being noticed after the first treatment.

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Why might an OMT Under Anesthesia work when other treatment modalities have failed?

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Often, chronic pain in the neck, mid back, low back or other areas of bone and muscle of in the body respond poorly to conventional care. Practitioners of the OMT Under Anesthesia procedure explain that it is the adhesion and scar tissue that have built up around spinal joints and within the surrounding muscles that causes chronic pain. In order to offer long term pain relief, the fibrous adhesion in the joint capsules and surrounding supportive tissues must be altered. The OMT Under Anesthesia treatment addresses this and gives way to pain free living.

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Who is most qualified to perform the procedure, and how do I learn if the MUA Procedure is right for me?

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Someone thinking about having an OMT Under Anesthesia procedure should contact a qualified licensed Practitioner to learn more about the possibility of total pain relief. It is important to understand the training, experience and skill of the Doctor when seeking out the OMT Under Anesthesia procedure. The OMT under anesthesia is performed by Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) diagnose and treat illness and injuries with special emphasis on:
1. The need for the body's systems to be in correct relationship with one another
2. The importance of the neuro-musculoskeletal system (nerves, muscles, bones, and joints).

Dr. Leonid Tafler is one of the most qualified Osteopathic Doctors who currently perform OMT Under Anesthesia treatment. To learn more about the possibility of complete long term relief from chronic pain, contact Dr. Tafler today at (718) 338-1166.

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