Dr. Kenneth Zaremski-Musculoskeletal Medicine, Osteopathic Manipulation, Prolotherapy

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What to expect

What can I expect from an office visit?      You should expect a medical evaluation and explanation of your diagnosis as well as directions for how to care for your condition.  Dr. Zaremski will listen as you describe your symptoms and concerns.  He will then conduct an examination that typically includes the area of concern, nearby regions and other body areas that may affect or contribute to the problem.  Further tests may be recommended if they are necessary or likely to provide valuable information.   Once a diagnosis has been made, Dr Zaremski may offer OMT or other procedures if they are likely to provide you with benefits.

The Osteopathic Manipulation Treatment Procedures:   What you experience during any manipulative treatment depends largely upon the technique used.  Any discomfort is usually brief; Dr. Zaremski will work with you to be sure you are both comfortable and tolerant of the techniques being used. (There is always more than one way to skin a cat.)
Patients usually report feeling much better after treatments.  They typically describe decreased pain and tenderness and increased motion in the treated and related areas.  For example, patients treated for headaches, usually describe fewer and less severe headaches. 
Some people (about 1 of 5 or 20%) will be sore the following day or two.  This usually feels like the soreness from “a good workout.”  It also tends to occur less with any successive treatment.

Everyone responds differently to treatment.  Some patients will have a complete cure following one treatment.  More often, the benefits from a first treatment last for 5 to 10 days. Thereafter, symptoms may slowly return, though usually they are not as severe.  Most patients will have progressively greater and longer lasting benefits with each successive treatment.  There is NEVER any set number of treatments, prepaid treatment plans or contracts for visits.  “We assess the body’s response to the treatment and then decide what should be done next.  My goal is always to get the patient to a place where they no longer need me.”