ABOUT

David Abend, D.O. is a fully licensed medical physician specializing in Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT) and Osteopathic Craniosacral Manipulative Medicine ( OCMM ), also known as Cranial Osteopathy. Dr. Abend offers OMT to those with acute or chronic musculoskeletal conditions ( headache, pregnancy/prenatal back pain, post-concussion, herniated /bulging cervical or lumbar discs, TMJ, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, fibromyalgia, sports injuries ) looking for a hands-on complimentary approach to their medical management. With over 25 years of clinical private practice experience and currently serving as a Clinical Assistant Professor in an American medical school, Dr. Abend has used his unique hands-on Osteopathic manipulative skills for patients of all ages. He has experience in successfully treating conditions ranging from migraine headaches to  back and neck pain to trigeminal neuralgia to sinus infections. Dr. Abend is one of the few Osteopathic physicians, or D.O.’s, in the United States who is uniquely trained and Board-Certified in OMT and OCMM. In fact, there are only about 800 D.O.’s in the U.S. that have this academic distinction. His unique and refined skillset allows him to provide relief to a subset of people who have failed conventional medical therapy or wish to pursue a less invasive, non-pharmacological and proven approach to their care. OMT serves as an efficacious adjunct and an effective and safe alternative to medications and can also be used to delay, and in some cases even serve to avoid or be another option to surgery and other invasive procedures. Dr. Abend is also a completely trained and fully licensed medical doctor unlike most practitioners who do hands-on manipulation. He possesses formal medical training and is knowledgeable in the complete picture of health and is not just limited to the neuromusculoskeletal system, spine, or skull. Like most D.O.’s and M.D.’s , his understanding and expertise includes that of pharmacology, organ systems, vascular and lymphatics, disease and pathology, imaging, diagnostic testing, medical specialties, and the other various aspects of modern medicine. Utilizing this extensive knowledge of health and applying the understanding of how all these highly complex systems work together helps Dr. Abend integrate his hands-on skills to affect the body and mind as a whole.  This result provides his patients with the highest quality OMT and hands-on manipulation available in the healthcare industry.

Common Conditions Treated Include:

Headaches and migraines

Post concussive syndrome

Neck and back pain (acute and chronic)

TMJ syndrome

Trigeminal neuralgia

Arthritis - Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)

Fibromyalgia

Lupus

Psoriatic arthritis

Prenatal/Pregnancy neck and back pain

Musculoskeletal conditions of a general nature

Sports/Exercise related injuries

Some forms of Cancer pain