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Effect of Osteopathic Manipulation on Low Back Pain and Sciatica
Osteopathic Manipulation has shown some promise for the treatment of sciatica and general low back pain. 15,20,40 Osteopathic manipulation corrects structural misalignment in the back, which should...
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What Is Osteopathic Manipulation Used For?
Osteopathic manipulation is primarily used to treat musculoskeletal pain conditions, such as back pain , shoulder pain , and tension headaches . OM is often said to be specifically effective for conditions that have persisted for some time, as opposed to chiropractic spinal manipulation, which, according to this view, is most effective for treatment of injuries that have occurred recently. However, there is no meaningful scientific support for this belief.
Some advocates of OM believe that it has numerous additional benefits, including the enhancement of overall health and well-being .