Title

Somatic dysfunction following sigmoid colon resection for diverticulitis: A case report

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2010

Abstract

Somatic dysfunction can be the result of viscerosomatic reflexes. Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT) can interrupt the cycle caused by excited neurons forming the loop between the diseased viscera and spinal cord segments. A 55-year-old male patient was seen in the clinic with pain in his cervical and thoracic spine, right hip, and lateral regions of his feet bilaterally beginning two months prior following a sigmoid colon resection for diverticulitis. He was treated with OMT to the cranial, costal, thoracic, sacral, and abdominal regions resulting in decreased pain and tenderness and increased range of motion. Developing patterns of somatic dysfunction in this individual, and additional patients, with similar procedures could provide assistance in the treatment of post-operative abdominal patients.

Publication Title

AAO Journal

Volume

20

Issue

2

First Page

25

Last Page

26+28

Comments

This article was published in AAO Journal, Volume 20, Issue 2, Pages 25-26+28.

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