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Can osteopathic manipulation therapy help in fibromyalgia treatment?

Can osteopathic manipulation therapy help in fibromyalgia treatment?

Partly: A carefully designed program with myofscial release stretching and aerobic exercize would be needed the latter would still be the more important part. ...Read more

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Dr. Laurence Badgley
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Fibromyalgia (Definition)

Widespread pain and tenderness on palpation of specific muscle points, associated with variety of other symptoms that include fatigue, sleep disturbances, depression, anxiety, ...Read more


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What is the purpose of osteopathic manipulation therapy?

What is the purpose of osteopathic manipulation therapy?

A good tx option: Osteopathic medicine at the very least is another great treatment modality for many neuro and musculoskeletal conditions like back pain and headaches for example. When used properly and with good technique it is very effective and has few if any side effects. I have and continue to use it with many of my patients to very good effect and relief of their pain and discomfort ...Read more

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Is osteopathic manipulation of the spine, especially the upper cervical spine, safe?

Is osteopathic manipulation of the spine, especially the upper cervical spine, safe?

Yes, as long as: The manipulations are done with your neck in neutral or flexed, but never extended. The only serious complications during manipulation (chiropractic or osteopathic) is when the "cracking" techniques are done with your neck in extension. Maneuvers. If you are understandably stressed, ask for more soft tissue, muscle energy and fascial, and less articulatory and they should understand and respect it. ...Read more

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I have low back pain on the right side. Doesn't seem to be getting better despite osteopathic manipulation and certain injection. Pain is constant ?

Back pain: Persistent pain despite conservative management is an indication for advanced imaging with an MRI scan. Extension of pain into the leg can signify nerve compression but sometimes there can be a pattern of back pain with walking and relief with sitting that can be due to spinal canal narrowing. At age 47, this can happen with a large disc herniation resulting in spinal stenosis. ...Read more

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Osteopathic manipulation and stretches have not helped my hip bursitis. I've stop exercising and am still experiencing a lot of pain. Why suggestions?

Osteopathic manipulation and stretches have not helped my hip bursitis. I've stop exercising and am still experiencing a lot of pain. Why suggestions?

Bursitis treatment: There are multiple treatment options in treating hip bursitis. Conservative treatment generally consists of ice, anti inflammatory medication, physical therapy. Other options may include shock wave therapy as well as corticosteroid injections. Discuss with your md to confirm your diagnosis and discuss treatment options. ...Read more

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How can physical therapy help fibromyalgia?

How can physical therapy help fibromyalgia?

Multiple ways: Pt can apply "modalities" of heat cold ultrasound electrical stimulation. They can do trigger point massage deep muscle massage as well as loosten you up with stretching and start you on a general aerobic exercise program. ...Read more

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How well can neural therapy help with fibromyalgia?

How well can neural therapy help with fibromyalgia?

Unusual: Neural therapy with procaine injections into areas of scar, or oral structures, is a rare treatment, occasionally helpful after surgery. Fibromyalgia is rare in someone your age. It should be treated with exercise prescription, management of sleep and depression and bowel complaints, and prohibition of smoking. If your are otherwise healthy, but suffering widespread muscle pain, seek testing. ...Read more

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I have fibromyalgia and rsds, what physical therapy techniques can I do?

I have fibromyalgia and rsds, what physical therapy techniques can I do?

Physical Therapy: The physical therapy available to you would be somewhat dependent on what you can tolerate. Myofascial release procedures are often quite helpful for fibromyalgia patients. Find a therapist experienced with both and follow what they suggest. ...Read more

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