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Doctor insights on: Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment

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What is osteopathic manipulative therapy?

What is osteopathic manipulative therapy?

D.O.s & OMT: Omt is literally a hands on approach to patient care. It is the art of healing touch applied to diagnosis & treatment of musculoskeletal problems and can help treat many other issues such as asthma, migraines, sinusitis, menstrual pain, and can complement & sometimes replace need for drugs & surgery. It involves both subtle soft tissue techniques & also manual movement of muscles & joints. ...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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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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Is chiropractic manipulation useful for managing headaches?

Is chiropractic manipulation useful for managing headaches?

Yes and no: For tension headaches or those starting in the neck can see some benefit from chiro manipulation. Be careful of what is promised. Get an eval and some treatment but have reasonable expectations. You should not have to be sold on a treatment. Especially decompression machines. ...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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Does chiropractic treatment work?

Helpful for many: Chiropractic has been shown to be helpful for many conditions such as headaches, neck and back pain. It focuses on nerves, joints and muscles. So, any condition that involves those, may be benefitted by chiropractic. ...Read more

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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, massage therapy, acupuncture, physiotherapy - which is the best treatment for back pain?

All and none: Everything depends what is the cause for pain. If your family doctors rules out serious pathology, i.e. Fracture, cancer, infection, etc., then try acupuncture, pt, chiropractor, depending on your preferences. Stay away from motrin, alive, celebrex, (celecoxib) etc. There is no inflammation with back pain. Use of this type of drugs actually proven to delay healing in spite of "helping"(more like masking) pain. ...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 neurologists treat psychotic disorders?

Can chiropractic neurologists treat psychotic disorders?

Definition: A neurologist is an expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of nervous system disorders, requiring the graduation from an accredited medical school, and at least 4 post graduate years of training in diseases of the nervous system. Neurologists have some training in psychiatry, but for psychosis, it is best to have a psychiatrist involved. ...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 better treats musculoskeletal pain more effectively, a chiropractor or an osteopath?

Who better treats musculoskeletal pain more effectively, a chiropractor or an osteopath?

It depends...: This depends on many factors. There are many different styles of chiropractic. I tend to favor more gentle approaches like direct non-force technique, but some patients seem to respond better to more forceful techniques.Most osteopaths don't offer osteopathic manipulation as part of their practice(!), but those who do are often excellent and their techniques are a bit more standardized-see comment:. ...Read more

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Is chiropractic medicine a legit treatment?

Not really: Chiropractic relies on an outmoded theory of disease causation which has been disproven time and again. Chiropractic manipulation can cause some symptom relief but can be dangerous and diagnosis and cure are beyond the practice of chiropractic. It is legit in the sense that their lobbying and legal suit actions have forced coverage for chiros in most jurisdictions. ...Read more

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Who treats musculoskeletal pain better a chiropractor or an osteopath?

Who treats musculoskeletal pain better  a chiropractor or an osteopath?

It depends: If the pain is really mild, try to stay away from doctors. They may want to do an x-ray, etc.. However, if you are on medications like statins, such pain may be indicative of a more serious problem like rhabdomyolysis. Nerve pain may be indicative of diabetes. If it's back pain, try to strengthen your muscle core. For backs and necks, i say chiropractor. For pain elsewhere, i say osteopath. ...Read more

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What's your opinion of chiropractors, acupuncturists, naturopaths and other alternative medicine specialists?

What's your opinion of chiropractors, acupuncturists, naturopaths and other alternative medicine specialists?

Good but it depends: Some practitioners in all fields of medicine are better at it than others. Some are too opinionated to get good answers, some more skilled than others, some curious to dig deep and have great instincts too. But generally speaking, I am delighted that more and more people are gaining access to real healthcare instead of getting hooked on pharmaceuticals and dealing with the side effects. ...Read more

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Is chiropractic care good for treating scoliosis?

Is chiropractic care good for treating scoliosis?

Not definitely known: Mild to moderate scoliosis if flexible can sometimes lend itself to some chiropractic manipulation and management of pain if present.Virtually no formal research exists documenting chiropractic's effectiveness in managing scoliosis. Some studies currently being conducted. Most treatment is done with bracing or surgery with spinal fusion. ...Read more

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Treatments for kyphosis? Is chiropracter best?

Ok: Kyphosis is a defect the cervical spinal bones and is not correctable by manipulation. But it may help pain.An orthopedist should evaluate. ...Read more

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Is sacroiliac pain treatable with cold laser therapy?

Is sacroiliac pain treatable with cold laser therapy?

Probably not: Cold laser had very limited (several millimeters) permeability. Therefore it's unlikely any joint pain can be treated with this method. ...Read more

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