Articles related toMusculoskeletal Medicine and Pain

Preventing progression from chronic to widespread pain and its impact on health-related quality of life: a historical cohort study of osteopathic medical care

John C. Licciardone, DO, MS, MBA
It is generally acknowledged that osteopathic physicians take a holistic approach to patient care. This style may help prevent the progression of painful musculoskeletal conditions, particularly if combined with osteopathic manipulative treatment. This study aimed to determine if osteopathic medical care lowers the risk of progression from localized chronic low back pain to widespread pain and lessens the impact of pain on health-related quality of life.
J Osteopath Med; 122(1): 21-29

Gross Range of Motion in the Cervical Spine: The Effects of Osteopathic Muscle Energy Technique in Asymptomatic Subjects

Denise K. Burns, DO, and Michael R. Wells, PhD
J Osteopath Med; 106(3): 137-142

Modeled Repetitive Motion Strain and Indirect Osteopathic Manipulative Techniques in Regulation of Human Fibroblast Proliferation and Interleukin Secretion

Kate R. Meltzer, MS; and Paul R. Standley, PhD
J Osteopath Med; 107(12): 527-536

Trauma-Induced Pneumothorax After “Bear-Hug Back Crack” Home Remedy: Attempted Spinal Manipulation by a Layperson

David A. Masneri, DO; Jeremy S. Helphenstine, DO; Shannon M. Masneri, DO; Michael A. Miller, MD; and Marc E. Levsky, MD
J Osteopath Med; 107(9): 411-413

Chronic Psoas Syndrome Caused by the Inappropriate Use of a Heel Lift

Christopher M. Rancont, DO
J Osteopath Med; 107(9): 415-418

Analysis of Pooled Data From Two Pivotal Controlled Trials on the Efficacy of Topiramate in the Prevention of Migraine

Fred G. Freitag, DO; Grace Forde, MD; Walter Neto, MD; Daniel Z. Wang, PhD; Jennifer Schmitt, MS; Shu-Chen Wu, PhD; and Joseph Hulihan, MD
J Osteopath Med; 107(7): 251-258

Legg Reduction Maneuver for Patients With Anterior Shoulder Dislocation

David D. Dyck, DO; Nicholas W. Porter, DO; and Brett D. Dunbar, DO
J Osteopath Med; 108(10): 571-573

Assessment of potential strain injury to rectus capitis posterior minor muscles during whiplash type distortions of the cervical spine

Richard C. Hallgren, PhD; and Jacob J. Rowan, DO
Whiplash type injuries resulting from a rear end motor vehicle accident are thought to be caused by excessive loading and displacement of structural components of the cervical spine. On impact, the seat propels the driver’s torso forward relative to the head, resulting in forced flexion of the occipitoatlantal (OA) joint, accompanied by forced stretching of the rectus capitis posterior minor (RCPm) muscles. To quantify the relationships among flexion of the OA joint, RCPm muscle stretch, and backset - and to quantify the biomechanical response of RCPm muscles to increasing levels of axial load due to stretching - the authors assessed the results of hydrauclic stretching of RCPm muscles from unembalmed head and neck specimens from three elderly White female cadavers.
J Osteopath Med; 121(9): 747-753

Increased Incidence and Severity of Somatic Dysfunction in Subjects With Chronic Low Back Pain

Karen T. Snider, DO; Jane C. Johnson, MA; Eric J. Snider, DO; and Brian F. Degenhardt, DO
J Osteopath Med; 108(8): 372-378

Traumatic Neuralgia From Pressure-Point Strikes in the Martial Arts: Results From a Retrospective Online Survey

Michael D. Kelly, DO
J Osteopath Med; 108(6): 284-287