Title

Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine Considerations in Patients with Chronic Pain

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

9-1-2005

Abstract

Osteopathic manipulative medicine (OMM) incorporates diagnostic and therapeutic strategies that address body unity, homeostatic mechanisms, and structure-function interrelationships. In regard to pain, osteopathic physicians take thorough histories guided by palpatory examination to determine the quality, duration, and origin of this condition, how it uniquely affects the individual, and whether segmental, reflex, or triggered pain phenomena coexist. Osteopathic manipulative medicine expands differential diagnoses by considering somatic dysfunction and treatment options by integrating specific aspects of complementary care into state-of-the-art pain management practices. Prescriptions formulated through an OMM algorithm integrate each osteopathic tenet with biopsychosocial and patient education models and medication, rehabilitation, and manual medicine techniques proportionate to individual needs.

Publication Title

The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association

Volume

105

Issue

9 Suppl 4

First Page

S29

Last Page

S36

PubMed ID

16249364

Comments

This article was published in Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, Volume 105, Issue 9, Supplement 4, September 2005, Pages S29-36.

The published version is available at http://www.jaoa.org/content/105/suppl_4/S29.long

Copyright © 2005 by the American Osteopathic Association

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