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Learn more about Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine Doctors and how to choose the right one for you

Learn more about Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine Doctors

A neuromusculoskeletal medicine (NMM) doctor is a doctor of osteopathic medicine (DO) who specializes in using hands-on, osteopathic evaluation and manipulative medicine to treat a variety of physical and mental conditions. NMM doctors focus on the relationship between your health and your neuromusculoskeletal system (nerves, muscles, bones, skull and spine).

All DOs learn the fundamentals of osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) in medical school before pursuing their residency in a variety of different specialties, such as family medicine or internal medicine. However, a DO who pursues a residency in neuromusculoskeletal medicine (NMM) and osteopathic manipulative medicine (OMM) has a deeper understanding of applying OMT to patients with a broad range of conditions, from acid reflux to arthritis to depression.


An NMM doctor typically:

  • Evaluates a patient’s medical history and educates the patient about wellness and disease prevention

  • Performs a physical exam with particular attention to bone, muscle and nerve alignment

  • Orders and interprets laboratory and imaging tests and prescribes medications

  • Diagnoses, treats and monitors a range of acute and chronic diseases and conditions, such as high blood pressure, diabetes, cancer, depression, and osteoporosis

  • Performs osteopathic, hands-on manipulations

  • Provides ongoing care in an office, clinic, hospital, or long-term care facility

  • Collaborates closely with other specialists and members of a patient’s healthcare team to provide optimal care

An NMM doctor may also be known by the following names: neuromuscular doctor; neuromusculoskeletal doctor; Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine; DO; NMM/OMM doctor; and DO, C-NMM/OMM (doctor of osteopathic medicine, certified-neuromusculoskeletal medicine/osteopathic manipulative medicine).

There are 418 specialists practicing Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine in California with an overall average rating of 4.2 stars. There are 125 hospitals in California with affiliated Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine specialists, including Hoag Hospital Newport Beach, UCSD Medical Center - Hillcrest and Adventist Health Glendale.