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Cost comparison of osteopathic manipulative treatment for patients with chronic low back pain

Danielle Cooley, DO; James Bailey, DO; and Richard Jermyn, DO
Chronic low back pain (cLBP) is the second leading cause of disability in the United States, with significant physical and financial implications. Development of a multifaceted treatment plan that is cost effective and optimizes patients’ ability to function on a daily basis requires data; among the needed data points is a cost comparison of osteopathic manipulative treatment vs standard care for patients with cLBP. To that end, the authors conducted a prospective, observational study of 146 patients over 4 months with either standard care or standard care plus osteopathic manipulative treatment, quantifying patients’ pain scale responses as well as cost data for all associated interventions during the study period.
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Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment and Psychosocial Management of Dysmenorrhea

Starr Matsushita, OMS IV; Bonnie Wong, DO; Raghu Kanumalla, OMS IV, MS; and Leonard Goldstein, DDS, PhD
The authors used a whole-patient approach that involved osteopathic manipulative treatment and lifestyle changes to resolve a case of secondary dysmenorrhea.
J Osteopath Med; 120(7): 479-482

Who Uses Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment? A Prospective, Observational Study Conducted by DO-Touch.NET

Jane C. Johnson, MA, and Brian F. Degenhardt, DO
Information about the characteristics of patients who use osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) is limited. The authors researched the scope of conditions being managed with OMT and describe the characteristics of 927 patients who received OMT.
J Osteopath Med; 119(12): 802-812

Osteopathic Cranial Manipulative Medicine: Frontal and Parietal Lift Techniques

Dunia Mardini, OMS III; Nicole Peña, DO; Joel Talsma, MS; and Stacey Pierce-Talsma, DO
J Osteopath Med; 119(12): e44-e45

Myofascial Release for Vulvar Pain and Pubic Shear After a Straddle Injury in a 3 Year Old Girl

Maggie M. Dade, OMS IV, and Jane D. Broecker, MD
A straddle injury incurred while riding a tricycle resulted in significant pain in a young child. Osteopathic structural examination revealed multiple dysfunctions, and OMT was prescribed.
J Osteopath Med; 119(11): 768-771

Effect of Osteopathic Cranial Manipulative Medicine on an Aged Rat Model of Alzheimer Disease

Hope Tobey, DO; Tyler Lucas, BS; Douglas Bledsoe, BS; Michael Mykins, BS; Caroline Campbell, BS; Stuart S. Berr, PhD; Todd Sasser, PhD; Richard Helm, PhD; Per Gunnar Brolinson, DO; Bradley G. Klein, PhD; and Blaise M. Costa, MPharm, PhD
Reduction in the pulsation of cerebrovasculature circulation reduces the clearance rate of metabolic waste products. In an attempt to facilitate CNS lymphatic and CSF circulation, researchers studied OCMM treated vs untreated rats.
J Osteopath Med; 119(11): 712-723

Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine Considerations in Pelvic Pain

Sean Moloney, DO; Joel Talsma, MS; and Stacey Pierce-Talsma, DO
J Osteopath Med; 119(11): e42-e43

Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment for Allostatic Load Lowering

Victor Nuño, DO; Allison Siu, OMS II; and Stacey Pierce-Talsma, DO
J Osteopath Med; 119(10): e38-e39

Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy in Patients With Chronic Tension Type Headache: A Pilot Study

Manuela Deodato, PT, DO (Italy); Franco Guolo, PT, DO (Italy); Antonella Monticco, PT; Mauro Fornari, PT, DO (Italy); Paolo Manganotti, MD; and Antonio Granato, MD
Researchers investigated in 20 patients whether osteopathic manipulative therapy, a nonpharmacologic treatment, was effective as a complementary treatment to reduce the intensity, frequency, and duration of chronic tension type headache.
J Osteopath Med; 119(10): 682-687

Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment Considerations in Tension Type Headache

Elaine Lee, OMS IV; Sean Moloney, DO; Joel Talsma, MS; and Stacey Pierce-Talsma, DO
J Osteopath Med; 119(10): e40-e41