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Joel M. Stevans, DC, PhD, et al, recently published an original investigation that raises concerns about how acute low back pain (LBP) is treated in a primary care setting, which may lead to suboptimal care decisions or the development of chronic LBP.1
Patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) – runner’s knee – is a common condition, specifically identified as the most common injury sustained by runners.1 It is best understood as non-specific anterior knee pain resulting from dysfunction in the mechanical forces between the patella and the femur.
The incidence of obesity has risen rapidly during the past several decades, and it has been accompanied by a likewise incidence of the increase in chronic pain and prescription opioid use. Combined, these two destructive epidemics may be contributing to a larger, less discussed public health crisis.
This is the second part of a series focusing on performing arts medicine for the instrumentalist. Part 1 reviewed1 the history of and treatment approaches for managing the unique musculoskeletal problems experienced by musicians.
A comparative effectiveness controlled trial evaluated the addition of chiropractic care to usual medical care for patients suffering from low back pain.
How to apply an osteopathic approach to plantar fasciitis.
As Performing Arts Medicine gains attention, specific pain care approaches are needed to prevent and treat related MSK injuries in instrumentalists, dancers, and other artists.
Addressing potential underlying causes of OIC may remove symptomatic roadblocks.
Manual therapy presents a non-pharmaceutical, non-invasive approach to treatment of head, neck, and facial pain, including headaches, by treating the cause(s) of pain and restoring mobility.
Learn how osteopathic manipulative treatment can be used for the effective treatment of low back pain.
Learn how a combination of acupressure and osteopathic manipulation effectively helps patients with lumbar disc herniation.
This case report below describes how a team of clinicians unravels the underlying pathology in ta patient with atlas subluxation.
When added to standard pain treatments, massage therapy can improve outcomes. Article focuses on chronic low back pain and massage.
A growing body of research shows massage therapy can be an effective part of pain relief and management. This research data, and the experience of physicians, massage therapists, and patients should encourage pain specialists to consider incorporating massage therapy into their pain management programs.
Osteopathic manipulation is useful as an adjunct to other treatments for acute and chronic pain and plays an important role in algorithms for back pain and other conditions that cause musculoskeletal pain.
Article provides an overview of osteopathic principles and practices to help patients manage pain.
Osteopathic manipulative medicine can be a useful tool in the diagnostic and therapeutic management of various mechanical low back disorders.
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