For some people, a trip to the doctor’s office, health clinic, or hospital generally equates to a quick physical examination, a discussion of medical history and the symptoms of your current condition, and a prescription for some type of medication. While medications certainly help when it comes to things that require antibiotics or treatments for specific viruses, other types of prescription medications only work to cover the symptoms rather than healing the underlying condition that is plaguing the entire bodily system.

In osteopathic manipulative medicine, the holistic approach of this medical specialty ensures that the entire body and all of its interconnected processes are taken into account during medical treatment. A doctor of osteopathic medicine (DO) understands these intimate connections between bodily systems and works to heal patients as the whole person. Osteopathic medical doctors are also able to specialize just like traditional medical doctors (MD), and some choose to specialize in neuromusculoskeletal medicine to treat patients in a slightly different way.

What Is Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine?

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Neuromusculoskeletal medicine focuses on using hands-on, osteopathic evaluation and manipulative medicine as a treatment for a variety of different physical and mental conditions that may be acute or chronic. The doctors who specialize in neuromusculoskeletal medicine know and have studied the relationship between overall health and well-being with the neuromusculoskeletal system which includes the nerves, muscles, bones, skull, and spine. 

The entire bodily system is connected, and neuromusculoskeletal medicine works to ensure that all of the elements within the system are working properly to assist in overall health. The hands-on approach using osteopathic manipulative medicine is a unique way for neuromusculoskeletal medicine doctors to treat the body without the sole reliance on medication.

Who Should See a Neuromusculoskeletal Medical Doctor?

When it comes to acute and chronic medical conditions, patients of all ages can benefit from the hands-on approach to medicine that a neuromusculoskeletal doctor takes. 

Healing the body from within is the most important aspect of this branch of osteopathic manipulative medicine, so patients in need of detection and diagnosis of structural abnormalities in the body which relate to function are particularly good candidates for a neuromusculoskeletal doctor. 

If you have had an illness or surgery and are feeling pain from that experience, you may also benefit from a visit to the neuromusculoskeletal medical doctor.

Benefits of Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine

One of the biggest benefits of a neuromusculoskeletal medical doctor is the fact that he or she can treat almost any condition which may require ongoing care. Our neuromusculoskeletal medicine team at Rocky Vista Health Center in Parker, Colorado, can treat patients with a variety of medical conditions, including but not limited to:


  • Chronic pain

    • Back and neck

    • Headaches and migraines

    • Stomach pain

    • Fibromyalgia

  • Infections 

    • Cold

    • Strep throat

    • Ear infection influenza

  • Digestive tract issues

    • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

    • Stomach ulcers

    • Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)

    • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)

  • Musculoskeletal conditions

    • Osteoporosis

    • Arthritis

    • Sciatica

    • Carpal tunnel syndrome

    • Muscle strains

  • Neuromuscular conditions

    • Multiple sclerosis (MS)

    • Muscular dystrophy

    • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)

  • Genitourinary conditions

    • Urinary incontinence

    • Urinary tract infections (UTI)

    • Sexually transmitted diseases (STD)

    • Prostate issues

    • Kidney stones

  • Mental, emotional, and behavioral conditions

    • Depression

    • Anxiety

    • Substance abuse

    • Addiction


  • Many more


In addition to being able to treat a wide variety of conditions, neuromusculoskeletal medicine can relieve pain, restore motion and flexibility, and promote healing from within the body. The hands-on approach is able to help the body in ways that traditional medicine is unable to, especially without the sole reliance on prescription medication. 

Our neuromusculoskeletal medicine team will use techniques such as soft tissue massage, strain and counterstrain therapy, myofascial release, and craniosacral therapy to achieve the goals their patients have. If, however, these osteopathic manipulative medicine methods are not enough to fully heal a patient, we can also use other types of treatment including medication or referrals to specialists including surgeons for severe cases.

Contact Our Parker, Colorado, Health Center 

If you or a loved one is suffering from an acute or chronic condition and are searching for relief and overall bodily well-being, contact our Parker, Colorado, health center. Our neuromusculoskeletal medical doctors are here to evaluate your situation, provide you a thorough diagnosis, and develop a customized treatment plan to return you to your normal, pain-free life. 

At Rocky Vista Health Center, we are your one-stop destination for most of your medical and healthcare needs. We are proud to offer a wide range of services in addition to neuromusculoskeletal medicine, including internal medicine, primary care, osteopathic manipulative medicine, podiatry, and telemedicine

Our team is dedicated to helping all of our patients achieve their healthcare goals and to use a hands-on approach to healing that we know will be beneficial to all of our patients. Call us today to learn more about how neuromusculoskeletal medicine can help you and schedule a consultation with our medical team.