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Millennium Medicine

Build A Relationship With Your Doctor

Instead of building a relationship with a patient, doctors hug the omnipresent computer in the medical office, preoccupied with paper and notes for the insurance company. Patients are frequently met by disinterested, disconnected, rushed physicians, more focused on tests and prescribing medications than practicing the skills of caring for you, healing you and listening to you…

Osteopathic Medicine for Headaches

Headache: Seismic Tension in the Skull’s Plates

Chronic headache, whether tension, migraine, cluster or other, afflicts many individuals and can interfere with focus and the ability to function. Although symptoms are localized to the head, factors outside of the skull and brain are often responsible for headache or are major contributors to intractability and frequency…

Pain Spiral

Painkillers Are Not As Effective

Pain is a complex condition that involves biological, chemical, psychological, and social factors. Analgesic “painkillers” are usually not effective as a permanent therapeutic solution because of the multifaceted causes involved.

Proliferative Injections

What are Proliferative Injections?

Ligaments hold bones and joints together. Tendons attach muscles to bone, near joints. When ligaments are injured from trauma, improper exercise or poor posture, they become overstretched, lax, inflamed and even torn. Bones may become misaligned which stretch the ligaments even more…


Spinal Stenosis

What is Spinal Stenosis?

Stenosis means narrowing and spinal stenosis indicates that there is narrowing of the spinal canal (central stenosis) or narrowing of the openings where spinal nerves exit the canal (foraminal stenosis). Although some individuals may be born with a congenitally narrow spinal canal, for the vast majority of individuals, spinal stenosis is a degenerative condition that occurs progressively….

Visceral Manipulation

The Visceral Manipulation Solution

Individuals with these issues frequently go from practitioner to practitioner in frustration searching for solutions. The brilliant observation of Barral is that the source of the problem may be detected through listening,..

What Is Osteopathy?

The History of Osteopathy

The practice of osteopathy was developed by Andrew Taylor Still in the late 19th century. Still was a medical doctor, but he broke off from traditional allopathic medicine after losing his wife and 3 daughters to meningitis…


Cracking Your Back

Is it Good or Bad?

The reasons joints make a cracking sound, and why we feel there’s a better approach…

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