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Musculoskeletal Medicine and Pain

Revisiting chronic low back pain: evidence that it is not non-specific

Clarence L. Nicodemus, DO, PhD; Alla Sikorskii, PhD; and Jessica Epstein, MS
The objective of this study is to show that chronic low back pain (CLBP) presents as a pattern of symptoms that actually represents the final common pathway for a dysfunctional lumbosacropelvic joint system. Rather than being “nonspecific,” the majority of CLBP has an underlying cause that is quite specific and predictable.
General

Understanding and preference toward DOs and OMT before and after an osteopathic principles and practice fellow lecture series

Lindsay Ellson, MS; Nicole Wong, MS; Jessica Harper, BS; Gage Williamson, DO; Isain Zapata, PhD; Kristin Putnam, DO; and Joel Roberts, MD
The main objective of our study was to investigate the preferences of Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences (MSBS) students at an osteopathic institution regarding osteopathic medicine and to investigate whether an active intervention can change their preferences and understanding.
Pediatrics

Racial discrimination among children in the United States from 2016 to 2020: an analysis of the National Survey of Children’s Health

Covenant Elenwo, MPH; Amy Hendrix-Dicken, MA; Vanessa Lin, BA; Ashton Gatewood, MPH; Tessa Chesher, DO; Michelle Escala, MD; and Micah Hartwell, PhD
The authors assess racial discrimination trends among US children reported by parents utilizing the National Survey of Children’s Health (NSCH) dataset from 2016 to 2020.

Proposed Amendments to the AOA Constitution

View the proposed amendments to the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) Constitution that were presented for First Reading at the July 2021 Annual Meeting of the House of Delegates and will be presented for action at the 2022 Annual Meeting and amendments to the AOA Constitution that will be presented for First Reading at the 2022 Annual Meeting of the House of Delegates, which will occur on July 15–17, 2022.

Proposed Amendments to the AOA Bylaws

View the proposed amendments to the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) Bylaws that will be presented for action at the 2022 Annual Meeting of the House of Delegates, which will occur July 15-17, 2022.

Clinical Image

The groove sign

A 26-year-old man presented to a rheumatology clinic with complaints of recurrent polyarticular joint pain and decreased flexibility. Three years prior he was diagnosed with eosinophilic fasciitis and had minimal symptoms after treatment with methotrexate, prompting discontinuation of his medications. One year later he had recurrence of joint pain and skin tightness. Read more