Naturopathic doctors are trained in physical medicine which is the assessment of musculoskeletal disorders of the spine, peripheral joints and related soft tissues. Physical medicine works to restore the structural integrity of the skeletal system, joints, and soft tissue; and it builds immunity and supports healing and detoxification.
Most commonly treated conditions:
- Muscle and joint strains and sprains
- Sciatica, low back pain, whiplash and neck pain
- Tendinitis, such as tennis elbow and golfer's elbow
- Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Arthritic syndromes
- Extremity numbness
Recommended treatments include various massage techniques, muscle-stretching, manipulation of the spine and extremities, infra-red sauna, hydrotherapy (which includes hot and cold packs, steam baths, hot and cold baths, sauna, peat baths), acupuncture, nutritional supplementation, and homeopathy. These interventions reduce pain and inflammation, helping to restore normal mobility and functionality of joints, and can positively influence nerve involvement.