Articles related toMusculoskeletal Medicine and Pain

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.
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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

Improving Clinical Decisions for Women at Risk of Osteoporosis: Dual-Femur Bone Mineral Density Testing

Raymond E. Cole, DO, CCD
J Osteopath Med; 108(6): 289-295

Effect of integrated neuromuscular inhibition technique compared with positional release technique in the management of piriformis syndrome

Musa S. Danazumi, PT, MScPT; Abdulsalam M. Yakasai, PT, PhD; Aminu A. Ibrahim, PT, PhD; Usman T. Shehu, PT, MPH; and Shehu U. Ibrahim, PT, MScPT
Previous studies have indicated that the muscle energy technique (MET) and the positional release technique (PRT) are effective in the management of piriformis syndrome (PS); however, evidence is scarce regarding the combination of these techniques in the form of an integrated neuromuscular inhibition technique (INIT) in the management of individuals with PS. The authors conducted a single blind, randomized clinical trial of 48 patients to examine the effects of INIT with integrated RRAF compared with PRT in the management of patients diagnosed with PS.
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Reliability of Bony Anatomic Landmark Asymmetry Assessment in the Lumbopelvic Region: Application to Osteopathic Medical Education

Bradley A. Stovall, OMS IV, and Shrawan Kumar, PhD
J Osteopath Med; 110(11): 667-674

Acute Kidney Injury: New Concepts in Definition, Diagnosis, Pathophysiology, and Treatment

Michael R. Lattanzio, DO, and Nelson P. Kopyt, DO
J Osteopath Med; 109(1): 13-19

Estimating Cost of Care for Patients With Acute Low Back Pain: A Retrospective Review of Patient Records

William Thomas Crow, DO, and David R. Willis, DO, MBA
J Osteopath Med; 109(4): 229-233

The Role of the Adipocytokines Adiponectin and Leptin in Migraine

B. Lee Peterlin, DO
J Osteopath Med; 109(6): 314-317