Pain does not need to be a normal part of daily living
Ruby Valley Medical Center offers a variety of options for the treatment of moderate, acute and chronic pain.
Please call (406) 842-5453 to make an appointment with Dr. Biehl, Dr. Meyer, or Scott Rigdon.
The goal of osteopathic manipulative treatments (OMT) is to help the body correct, or improve the physical dysfunction that is causing pain or a medical condition, and allow for the body's self-healing and self-regulating mechanisms to become more effective in restoring health. Osteopathic doctors focus on the relationship between body, mind and spirit and overall health. During OMT, the doctor will move a patient's muscles and joints using techniques that include stretching, gentle pressure and resistance. While OMT is often used to treat pain, it is also helpful in treating breathing issues, sinus disorders, carpal tunnel syndrome, migraines/headaches, menstrual pain, bowel complaints of constipation, frozen shoulders, lymphatic drainage, and, foot and ankle issues.
Dr. Molly Biehl, DO provides osteopathic manipulative treatments and general healthcare at the Twin Bridges and Sheridan Clinics. Dr. Biehl is board certified in Family Practice and Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment.
Do Osteopathic and Chiropractic Care Seem Similar?
Osteopathy was founded by Dr. Andrew Taylor Still in 1872 and chiropractic therapy was founded by Daniel David Palmer, a student of Dr. Still's, in 1895.
Chiropractic care is drug-free and focuses on the biomechanics of our bodies. It is a mechanical solution to a mechanical problem focusing on joints and the spine as well as the overall connection to the body's nervous system. While chiropractic care is typically associated with the neck and back pain, it is also very effective in treating a much wider range of healthcare issues including migraines and headaches, repetitive injuries, sciatica, arthritis, plantar fasciitis, knee, ankle, wrist, elbow and shoulder discomfort or mobility issues, and injuries from falls, sports, and auto accidents.
Dr. Kathy Meyer, DC provides chiropractic care at the Twin Bridges Clinic every Tuesday and Thursday, and in Sheridan on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Dr. Meyer has completed advanced studies in extremities. She combines manipulative techniques with a cold laser treatment to promote healing.
Non-Surgical Pain Management
Non-Surgical Pain Management encompasses various treatments to alleviate acute and chronic pain. These treatments include -
Epidural Corticosteriod Injections which
reduce inflammation and expand nerve passages
Radio Frequency Ablation to heat up a pain producing nerve, thereby reducing the pain signals
Nerve Testing to identify the pain-causing nerve and facilitate the development of a pain treatment plan
Scott Rigdon, MPH, DNAP, CRNA, NSPM-C, provides non-surgical pain management treatments at the Ruby Valley Medical Center every other Friday. If you are experiencing acute or chronic pain, talk with your healthcare provider about a non-surgical pain management program customized for your needs.