© 2018 by Walter Cohen, DO.

Treatment & Benefits

The most common things I treat are:

  • Pain acute and chronic

  • Back, neck limb and joint pain – orthopedic issues

  • Pediatric: constipation, misshapen head, poor feeding, fussy infants, allergies, infections, developmental issues

  • Sports injuries

  • Trauma: Motor vehicle accidents, emotional trauma, PTSD (including military deployment induced)

  • OB-GYN: Reduction of low back pain in pregnancy. Pelvic pain, heavy menses. Abdominal pain and related issues after hysterectomy or C-section.

  • Rheumatology: Prevention of new osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia

  • Neurology: headaches, concussion and post concussive syndromes, TBI, loss of sensation and weakness in hands, feet or limbs​

Osteopathy assesses and treats the physical body but also considers the emotional and spiritual state of the patient.

  • Sinusitis (excessive nasal congestion)

  • TMJ Temporal-Mandibular Joint Syndrome

  • Tinnitus – ringing in the ears

  • Hearing loss

  • Trouble swallowing

Ear Nose and Throat
  • Sports Injuries

  • Motor Vehicle Accidents

  • Falls

  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder including military induced PTSD

  • Emotional trauma that has gone into the body or that is not resolving

Trauma and Injuries
  • Impingement of vasculature

  • Excessive edema and swelling

  • Arrhythmias, especially when caused by compression of the sternum, or chest wall tightness

Cardiac and Vasculature
  • Pain reduction during pregnancy and post partum

  • Post partum blues and depression

  • Pelvic Pain

  • Excessive monthly pain and bleeding during menses

  • Reduction of edema - swelling post mastectomy

  • Back pain due to enlarged breasts

Ob-Gyn
  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Stress Reduction

  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder including military deployment induced trauma

Please note: I do not offer talk therapy. These emotional issues often relate to trauma and other issues which are “stuck” in the tissues of the body. In the words of Buckminster Fuller, "If you change the environment (our body) you change the world (your moods and emotions)."

Emotional
  • Cellulitis (skin infections)

  • Pneumonia

  • Upper respiratory infections

  • GI complaints

  • Urinary Tract Infections

Infectious Disease

In infectious disease in particular, "We suffer from two causes want of supply and the burdens of dead deposits." — Andrew Taylor Still
The Philosophy and Mechanical Principles of Osteopathy

  • Fatigue and low energy levels

  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

General

​Don't see your condition here, but wonder if Osteopathy might be right for you? Get in touch to discuss your specific issue. 

Osteopathic Manual Medicine works with all parts of the body including the muscular and skeletal, neurological, lymphatic, vascular, respiratory, GI systems and much more.  Its potential to improve conditions far exceeds a list of diseases of any reasonable length. 

 

Acute issues may resolve or significantly improve in one session. Recurrent and long lasting chronic issues may show improvement after the first visit but take an investment of 4-6 treatments to see more significant and lasting change.

Conditions I Treat
  • Poor suckling and feeding of newborns

  • Newborn misshapen head - this includes Plagiocephaly

  • Developmental issues

  • Ear Infections acute and chronic

  • Strep and sore throats

  • Scoliosis in teens and younger children as well as adults

  • Fussiness and Colic infants

  • Abdominal pain

  • Heartburn and acid reflux

  • Injuries from play, sports, trauma

  • Vision issues

  • High palette

  • ADD, ADHD

  • Autism

Pediatrics
The Autonomic Nervous System

This part of the nervous system is responsible for controlling all the “automatic" functions of the body such as blood pressure, digestion, blood sugar, heart beat, breathing, urination Osteopathy can rebalance the two halves of the autonomic nerve system, i.e. sympathetic "fight or flight" versus parasympathetic "rest and digest" helping all the internal organs and a large range of issues including GI, Cardiac, Respiratory and Genitourinary.

  • Headaches including migraines and chronic headaches, tension headaches

  • Sciatica and Piriformis Syndrome

  • Dizziness and Vertigo

  • Spinal Stenosis (narrowing of spinal cord canal)

  • Imbalance and changes in walking (gait)

  • Traumatic Brain Injures

  • Concussion and Post Concussive Syndrome

  • Weakness in upper or lower limbs

  • Foraminal stenosis (narrowing where the nerve exits the vertebrae)

  • Numbness, pins and needles in the hands, feet and limbs

  • Cranial nerve issues related to sight, smell, Bell’s Palsy, Trigeminal neuralgia

Neurological Issues
  • Acute & Chronic Pain

Pain Management
  • Improved and expedited healing from upper respiratory infections

  • Pneumonia – during and after to make breathing easier, improve immune response and lymphatic drainage

  • Bronchitis

  • Asthma to help improve breathing and reduce frequency and severity of attacks

  • Diaphragmatic spasm

  • Rib pain

Respiratory Issues
  • Acid reflux – “GERD”

  • Constipation

  • Diarrhea

  • Hiatal Hernias

  • Chronic indigestion, flatulence and poor bowel function

  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Gastrointestinal Disorders
  • Osteoarthritis

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Arthritic prevention

  • Prevention and pain reduction in degenerative joint disease

  • Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome and Regional Pain Dystrophy

Rheumatology – Joint Health
  • Spine Pain, including Lower Back Pain

  • Neck Pain

  • Pelvic Pain and Sacral issues

  • Scoliosis (curvature of the spine)

  • Muscle Pain, sprains and strains

  • Joints including Hip, Knee, Shoulder, including rotator cuff injuries, shoulder impingements, frozen shoulder,

  • Ankle and Wrist sprains and strains,

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

  • Tennis and Golfer’s Elbow

  • Bursitis

  • Plantar Fascitis

Orthopedic Pain and Issues

Below, a more detailed – yet incomplete – list of issues I can help with.  First, consider the thought provoking remarks of Dr. Ken Lossing below after being sworn in as President of the American Academy of Osteopathy in 2014: 

"I see that we (osteopaths) are still the best-kept secret in American medicine, for no particularly good reason. Fifty percent of family practice visits are for musculoskeletal pain. The standard of medical care is NSAIDS (Aspirin, Advil, Aleve, Motrin Naproxen etc.) as first line treatment. The problem is that it lands 150,000-180,000 people a year in the hospital due to the iatrogenic effects (side effects caused by the prescribed medical treatment itself). Of those, about 1/3 of that number die.

The same conditions can be treated with osteopathic manipulative medicine, which has no record of hospitalization or death in over 120 years, although there might be some cases that are not reported. So, which form of treatment would you prefer? It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure this out. So, as a physician we should “First do no harm”.

 

Osteopathic manipulative medicine should be the first line treatment, not the end of the line treatment."
—Ken Lossing, D.O.