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The SpineForce equipment is available Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9-4 and Wednesdays 9-11. Using the list below, find an open day for the SpineForce equipment and click on DETAILS to reveal what appointments are available to choose from. You can conveniently book multiple days and times by selecting ADD TO CART for each day you want to book and when done, select VIEW CART to select the times for each day. Call (716) 626-6301 or email us here to ask us about discounts for 10 and 50 session purchases.

Due to machine maintenance, Spine Force appointment scheduling will resume on November 16, 2015. Sorry for any inconvenience.
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Body Parts Treated

Hand & Wrist

Elbow

TMJD

Migrane & Face

Shoulder

Neck & Upper Back

Low Back & Sacroiliac

Hip

Knee

Foot & Ankle

Featured Articles

Prolotherapy for cartilege growth in severe knee osteoarthritis December 4, 2016 - Chondrogenic Effect of Intra-articular Hypertonic-Dextrose (Prolotherapy) in Severe Knee Osteoarthritis Gasto´n Andre´s Topol, MD, Leandro Ariel Podesta, MD, Kenneth Dean Reeves, MD, FAAPM&R, Marcia Mallma Giraldo, MD, Lanny L. Johnson, MD, AAOS, Raul Grasso, MD, Alexis Jamı´n, MD, Tom Clark, DC, RVT, RMSK, David Rabago, MD Abstract Background: Dextrose injection is reported to improve knee…
The Dormant Butt Syndrome June 6, 2016 - http://www.cbsnews.com/news/dormant-butt-syndrome-a-cause-of-common-aches-and-pains/ Multiple news sources last week have reported on a physical phenomenon labeled as a “dormant butt syndrome”. This is a condition where postural muscles become deconditioned from too much siting and cause problems in the lower back, knees and hips. Although it sounds like it is something that has been newly discovered, medical, sports…
Soft Tissue – Why Is It Important April 28, 2015 - The soft connective tissue, located just under the skin, is a white membrane that wraps and connects the muscles, bones and blood vessels of the body. Soft tissue is also called fascia. This of it like the white fuzz inside an orange peel, connecting the "skin" and the "meat" of the orange. Learn More
Spring Clean the Diet April 22, 2015 - Spring is a time of regrowth and renewal. As the sun begins to shine and the temperature rises, we begin to open windows or clean the yard in order to prepare for a new season. Tis’ also the perfect time to “spring clean” your diet, transitioning from common comfort foods of winter to nutrient dense…
Physical Therapy Outdoor Walking Season April 13, 2015 - Spring marks the opening of “outdoor walking season” in western New York. Like any other activity, walking has its own specific injury profile often involving the foot and ankle. Learn More
Prolotherapy Prolotherapy Stimulates Tissue Repair March 23, 2015 - Prolotherapy is injection of any substance that promotes growth of normal cells, tissues, or organs. Studies have shown that it stimulates tissue repair.
Lumbar Spinal Stenosis: Understand it and Beat it! February 23, 2015 - The typical lumbar spinal stenosis patient has difficulty with walking, standing and occasionally reaching overhead. You are not doomed to a life of leg pain and weakness. We can guide you through a progression of non-surgical options.
What exactly is the practice of Yoga? February 23, 2015 - The practice of yoga is for keeping in shape, but it creates fitness in more then just the physical sense. Learn more about what the practice of yoga is.
Hypoglycemic Index helps determine what kind of foods are good for you! February 13, 2015 - The Glycemic Index is a way to categorize carbohydrate rich foods and classifies foods from 0 to 100, based on how quickly glucose is absorbed after foods are consumed. Learn more...
PRP Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Treatment for Knee Osteoarthritis: Study shows significant pain reduction and improvement in function December 14, 2014 - The purpose of this study was to investigate whether platelet-rich plasma therapy for early knee osteoarthritis is associated with good clinical outcomes and a change in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) structural appearances.

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Holistic Medicine for Migraine Headaches

Dr. Kaplan provides holistic treatment for migraine headaches and facial pain in Buffalo. Whether your migraine headaches and facial pain came on suddenly or you have suffered for years, the care and resources at OWM Buffalo are your key to achieving your goals. Schedule a consultation and find out which treatments are right for your condition.

Botox® for Migraines

Botulinum toxin for migraines works to treat chronic migraine.1, 2 Migraine treatment with BOTOX® minimizes number of headache days, duration, and frequency. Side effects are minimal and located to injection sites. Systemic reactions to Botulinum injections for headaches are very rare3.

Fitness Training for Headaches

We advocate yoga and fitness for spinal decompression and to treat migraines. Practicing yoga relieves stress-based migraines while building fitness. Toned and well aligned muscles support your spine properly, encouraging healthy spinal discs and preventing neuro-muscular pain.

OWM Buffalo concierge wellness members get personal fitness training and access to our facilities. OWM Buffalo has the only Yoga Wall system in WNY. Therapeutic Yoga is proven to be as effective for rehab and recovery as traditional western physical therapy. Drop in for a few sessions to decompress or take regular sessions for ongoing progress.

Personalized Therapy

Individual sessions assess and prescribe corrective measures to relieve and correct pain and injuries. Whether you require joint mobilization by hand or minimally invasive joint restorative procedures, we have the diagnostic and treatment capabilities on site.

Nutritional counseling

Our nutritionists listen to you first and then create a program geared toward headache reduction. You get a realistic meal plan and receive continued support.

Stress Reduction for Headache Relief

The link between physical well being and stress and anxiety is undeniable. We support full-body wellness by providing a stress-free consultation and treatment environment and promote meditation as part of a healthy lifestyle. We regularly host professional mindfulness workshops for our patients.

Concierge Wellness for Migraine Sufferers

Concierge wellness patients receive premium individualized care and have access to state of the art resources. Treatments, therapies, and lifestyle support all come together to address your individual condition and lifestyle. Many members of our concierge wellness are chronic migraine headache patients who needed more care than traditional medicine or PPOs are able to provide.

Typical migraine headaches are severe pulsating headaches.  Sufferers report migraines are unbearable and persistent. Some resort to dangerous pharmacological treatments that offer temporary relief at great risk. Treating chronic migraines with holistic medicine works for lasting relief.

Migraine headache symptoms:

  • Pain
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Increased sensitivity to light and sound

About one-third of migraine sufferers perceive an unusual visual, olfactory, or other sensory experiences that are a sign that migraine will soon occur called “aura”.
Episodic migraines headaches occur 14 or fewer days per month. Conversely, chronic migraines occur 15 or more days per month, with headache lasting 4 hours a day or longer. Symptoms of migraine headache typically worsen with physical activity. Migraine headaches cost employers billions annually. Promoting healing-based headache intervention is correlated with better outcomes, reduced cost of care, and less time off work.

What triggers migraines?

Triggers will vary from person-to-person:

  • Physical exertion
  • Stress
  • Neck pain
  • Sleep disturbance
  • Lights
  • Dehydration and alcohol
  • Smoke
  • Hormonal changes
  • Sounds and smells

Drug interventions

Initial migraine headache treatment is with analgesics (e.g. Ibuprofen, Aspirin or Tylenol) for the headache and an anti-emetic (e.g. Phenergan or Zofran) for the nausea.  Triptans and Ergotamines are for cases where migraines have set in. Several classes of drugs (beta blockers, calcium channel blockers, anticonvulsants and tricyclic antidepressants) are prescribed for prophylaxis treatment in patients with frequent recurrence of migraine.

References:

1 Guerzoni S, Pellesi L, Baraldi C, Pini LA. Increased efficacy of regularly repeated cycles with OnabotulinumtoxinA in MOH patients beyond the first year of treatment. The Journal of Headache and Pain. 2016;17:48. doi:10.1186/s10194-016-0634-9.

2 Rothrock JF, Bloudek LM, Houle TT, Andress-Rothrock D, Varon SF. Real-World Economic Impact of OnabotulinumtoxinA in Patients With Chronic Migraine. Headache. 2014;54(10):1565-1573. doi:10.1111/head.12456.

Escher CM, Paracka L, Dressler D, Kollewe K. Botulinum toxin in the management of chronic migraine: clinical evidence and experience. Therapeutic Advances in Neurological Disorders. 2017;10(2):127-135. doi:10.1177/1756285616677005.