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Can osteopathic manipulation therapy help in fibromyalgia treatment?

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Dr. M. Jay Petruska
Family Medicine 33 years experience
OMT: Omt can be useful in treating several types of pain, and may be useful in the pain associated with fibromyalgia. A lot of that depends on the nature of the patient's pain and the training and expertise of the physician.
Dr. David Hardin
Wound care 37 years experience
Partly: A carefully designed program with myofscial release stretching and aerobic exercize would be needed the latter would still be the more important part.
Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice 54 years experience
Minimally: ? can osteopathic manipulation help fibromyalgia. Neither Osteopathy nor Chiropractic can effectively reduce & stabilize pelvic subluxations associated w. FM. Reason is joint subluxations due to permanent ligament injury & laxity. Gravity's impress far exceeds ability of pelvic girdle ligaments to stabilize a sacroiliac joint recently manipulated into neutrality. Prolotherapy & fusion are best.
Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
Dr. Jan Lei Iwataanswered
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Definitely helpful!: osteopathic manipulation can reduce pain, discomfort, or achiness of muscles quickly. It can address the cranial or central nervous system components that may be exacerbating the pain syndrome. Also an neuromusculoskeletal medicine (NMM) osteopathic physician/specialist can help managing treatment, testing & referrals needed to other specialists to help co-manage using team approach to pt. care.
Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
Fibromyalgia: Osteopathic manipulation can be very effective, from what I have heard of it thusfar. Also, pain management, preferably with as few pills as possible is of utmost importance. Here is the website of the American Academy of Pain Management: http://www.aapainmanage.org/

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