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Can osteopathic doctors perform upper cervical manipulation like chiropractors do?

Can osteopathic doctors perform upper cervical manipulation like chiropractors do?

OMT: Osteopathic physicians who perform omt can do so for cervical, thoracic and lumbar region pain. They can also prescribe any medications appropriate to assist with your recovery. It all depends on their level of training and expertise. ...Read more

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Chiropractors (Definition)

Chiropractors are licensed professionals who practice a form of alternative medicine in treating patients with health problems relating to the body's muscular, nervous, and skeletal systems. They usually focus on manipulating and adjusting the spine ...Read more


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Who can perform manual therapy/joint manipulation?

Who can perform manual therapy/joint manipulation?

PT=best choice: I suppose anyone with proper training can perform those activities, but physical therapists would be my go to source. ...Read more

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Will lumbar spondylosis respond to chiropractic manipulation?

Will lumbar spondylosis respond to chiropractic manipulation?

Chiro #1 for Back Pn: Chiropractic has been proven to be the #1 treatment for low back pain. Chiropractic is effective in treating this condition. Research demonstrates spinal manipulation and specific rehabilitation in conjunction the best management. Research also demonstrates that once you have back pain, it will reoccur. A Doctor of Chiropractic can help you manage it through adjustments and home exercise programs ...Read more

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Could lumbar spondylosis respond to chiropractic manipulation?

Could lumbar spondylosis respond to chiropractic manipulation?

It is quite likely: Spondylosis patients often respond well to chiropractic adjustments. Recent studies show that those with chronic low back pain show the most improvement with chiropractic, versus physical therapy and medications. ...Read more

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Do osteopaths give sciatica epidurals?

Do osteopaths give sciatica epidurals?

Yes if trained: Invasive pain procedures are done by a few different specialties. ...Read more

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Can physical therapists perform surgery?

Can physical therapists perform surgery?

No: No, physical therapy cannot, and should not, perform surgery. Surgery is way beyond the scope of their practice. ...Read more

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Is general practitioner licensed to perform knee & shoulder arthroscopy?

Is general practitioner licensed to perform knee & shoulder arthroscopy?

Typically Not: Usually no. Arthroscopic surgery should be performed by orthopedic surgeons who have been appropriately trained. Further arthroscopic specialization is often even pursued in fellowships in sports medicine and arthroscopy. In a rare circumstance, it may be possible that a general practitioner may have sought further training, but this is unusual. ...Read more

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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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Is neck manipulation by a chiropractor safe?

Is neck manipulation by a chiropractor safe?

Yes,but: generally speaking yes,most of them knows exactly when to do it, and when it is not a good idea. ...Read more

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Do the treatments differ between allopaths, osteopaths, naturopaths, and chiropracters?

Do the treatments differ between allopaths, osteopaths, naturopaths, and chiropracters?

YES, a great deal: Allopaths practice conventional western medicine,relying primarily on drugs & surgery for treatment. Many osteopaths practice allopathic medicine but the root of osteopathy is gentle manipulation of bones & many osteopaths still include this. Naturopaths primarily utilize nutritional supplements, herbs & homeopathy,whereas chiropractors use various manipulative therapies & often use supplements. ...Read more

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Can chiropractic manipulation correct vertebral malalignment in lumbar spinal stenosis?

Can chiropractic manipulation correct vertebral malalignment in lumbar spinal stenosis?

Unfortunately....no: As an osteopathic physician, whose practice includes "manipulative therapy, " it is my opinion that spinal stenosis is not correctable with any form of manipulation or physical medicine. This is unfortunately a surgical condition, and i would professionally recommend a consultation with a neurosurgeon, vs. An orthopedist. Your condition requires more expertise, and your end result will be better. ...Read more

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San francisco osteapath? Any out there? Can anyone recommend? Omt manipulation specialty needed. 

San francisco osteapath? Any out there? Can anyone recommend? Omt manipulation specialty needed. 

AOA website: Here is the website for the aoa. You can use the find a do feature. http://www.osteopathic.org/osteopathic-health/find-a-do/pages/default.aspx. ...Read more

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What are the differences between chiropracters, osteopaths, physiotherapists, chiropodists and podiatrists?

What are the differences between chiropracters, osteopaths, physiotherapists, chiropodists and podiatrists?

Different w overlap: Chiropodists are foot and ankle technicians, while podiatrists are foot and ankle physicians. Chiropractors are more into whole body functioning with body adjustments and manipulations, with no surgery nor prescription medication. Psyiotherapists are another term for physical therapists who rehab injuries. Osteopaths have become similar to MDs and are physicians that have manipulation expertis ...Read more

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Are there orthopedists that specialize in cervical endoscopic spine surgery for stenosis?

An Orthopaedic Spine: Surgeons that is well trained could perform an endoscopic posterior cervical endoscopic surgical procedure to decompress your cervical spine. But you have to make sure you are not focused more on the secondary goal than on the primary goal (properly addressing your pathology and resolving your symptoms). Some pathologies may not be best treated with endoscopy, so beware, and listen to your surgeon. ...Read more

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How are chiropractic and osteopathy or physiotherapy different?

How are chiropractic and osteopathy or physiotherapy different?

Chiro Specialists: While traditional spinal manipulation in the United States was originally performed by osteopaths to increase blood flow, Doctors of Chiropractic have specialized and recognized the importance of central (brain) nervous system changes with adjustments. Osteopaths typically do not manipulate today. Typically, physiotherapy utilizes modalities to relax muscles, and exercise to stabilize. ...Read more

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Who should I see for scoliosis? Chiropractor? Physical therapist? Orthopedic specialist?

Who should I see for scoliosis? Chiropractor? Physical therapist? Orthopedic specialist?

Structural problem: Most scoliosis problems that I have seen originate from three load bearing areas. The TMJ can cause postural avoidance of pain/airway going down the body, the hips both ascending/descending issues, and feet problems ascending up the body. Everything is connected. You could have a single problem or several overlapping. You may need to see several specialist to get diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Does spine manipulation actually work?

Does spine manipulation actually work?

For lumbar pain: Lumbar spinal manipulation is probably effective for patients with uncomplicated low back pain who cannot take or tolerate other pain relieving measures and those who responded well to manipulation in the past, or patients whose symptoms have persisted at an unacceptable level for more than 10 days. There are limited data to support the use of manipulation of the cervical spine for neck pa. ...Read more

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Cervical (Definition)

Cervical relates to the first seven vertebra of the spine. It is related it the neck. Also it refers to the muscular opening/exit of ...Read more