WHAT IS CHRONIC PAIN?
Characterized as a period of persistent discomfort that lasts for more than three months, chronic pain can develop due to many types of diseases and illnesses and has a profound impact on the way an individual can enjoy their life. While most doctors provide pain medication (such as opioids) to treat this condition, these prescription drugs have the potential to lead to addiction, dependence, and other issues. At Integrative Pain and Wellness Center, our highly skilled osteopathic physicians take a holistic approach to identify the root cause of your pain and reduce or eliminate it using advanced manual techniques known as osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT). Dr. Matthew Barker and Dr. Melanie Gray are proud to provide this all-natural approach to patients suffering from chronic pain in their neck, joints, back, and other areas. If discomfort and pain in your life have become too intense to bear and prescription medications or other treatments have failed you, give our office in Southlake or Midland/Odessa, TX a call.
"We have had a great experience with Dr. Barker! Our newborn had a tongue and lip tie revised, and Dr. Barker worked with her to relieve restrictions. In three sessions, she has gone from a poor sleeper in constant discomfort to a happy, relaxed baby. He helped loosen up her tongue restrictions and she is nursing much better (and my pain is gone)! I highly recommend Dr. Barker."- K.P. / Google / Jun 24, 2020
"Dr. Barker has helped me turn my health around without the use of harmful medications. I was diagnosed with RA and didn't want to take the meds with horrible side effects. He has helped get my RA under control, I am off my cholesterol and blood pressure meds. He has helped with hormone treatment which has improved my life tremendously. And at the young age of 60 I feel fabulous thanks to Dr. Barker."- C.F. / Google / Feb 05, 2020
"Dr. Barker is a very friendly, thorough, and talented provider. I’m very satisfied with the pain relief I’ve experienced from his treatments."- L.C. / Google / Jan 05, 2020
"She is the best doctor I ever had"- R.W. / Healthgrades / Sep 14, 2021
"I had seen multiple doctors including a primary care physician and dermatologist regarding severe back acne and nobody was able to help me. After one session with Isabel I saw tremendous results. I have seen her two more times since and my back is like night and day. She is amazing and really knows what she’s doing! I would highly recommend. I also saw Dr. Barker for Bodyworks and allergy testing. He is phenomenal. I will absolutely be a lifelong patient."- A.K. / Google / Jun 25, 2021
CANDIDATES FOR OMT
The wonderful thing about OMT is that any patient can be an excellent candidate for this, especially those with pain in their neck, joints, or back. This is because osteopathic manipulative treatment uses the hands and external techniques to locate and eradicate pain, discomfort, or other issues through channels in your body. Before we create your personalized OMT plan, you will need to attend a consultation with one of our skilled physicians. After we have discussed your pain and asked questions about your medical history and overall health, we will be able to determine the proper avenue for relief.
HOW IS OMT FOR CHRONIC PAIN DONE?
At Integrative Pain and Wellness Center, we consider all aspects of your health and body to improve your overall condition. Since chronic pain is closely tied to somatic dysfunction, OMT aims to regulate your body functions to reduce or eliminate your discomfort. Once you have discussed your pain and medical history with one of our physicians, we will create your personalized treatment plan. Osteopathic manipulative treatment makes use of manual techniques to identify and target your discomfort. OMT for chronic pain may require several sessions spaced apart to treat your pain and ensure your long-term relief.
ELIMINATE YOUR PAIN AND DISCOMFORT
With so many accessible forms of treatment available, you no longer need to live in a continual state of pain. At Integrative Pain and Wellness Center in Southlake, TX, our team makes it our top priority to alleviate your discomfort and introduce you to a comfortable and easy lifestyle. We can't wait to reduce your pain and improve your quality of life. Get in touch with our office to find out how OMT for chronic pain can make all the difference.