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Can osteopathic manipulation therapy help in fibromyalgia treatment?

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Dr. David Hardin
Wound care
3 doctors agree

In brief: Partly

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

In brief: 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. David Hardin
Dr. David Hardin
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Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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. Laurence Badgley
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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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. Jan Lei Iwata
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Dr. M. Jay Petruska
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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. M. Jay Petruska
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Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology

In brief: 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/

In brief: 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/
Dr. Andrew Berry
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