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Treatment of Pain and Injury

Outcome & Case Data - Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment





King HH
Osteopathic manipulative treatment in prenatal care: evidence supporting improved outcomes and health policy implications. 
The AAO Journal: A Publication of the American Academy of Osteopathy 2000 Sum;10(2):25-33  


Findings suggest OMT reduced the complications of labor and delivery considered in this study.

        Meconium-stained amniotic fluid decreased from 14.6% to 7.1% with OMT

        Umbilical cord prolapse decreased from 1.5% to 0% with OMT

        Forceps delivery decreased from 19.5% to 6.4% with OMT

        C-section delivery decreased from 21.6% to 16.1% with OMT 


Thieme RW and Degenhardt BF
The efficacy of OMT in the treatment of obstetrical back pain
JAOA: The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association 1998 Jul;98(7):387

The patients in the treatment group experienced a statistically significant decrease in their pain, a statistically significant increase in their ability to perform their activities of daily living during the third trimester, and an increase in their satisfaction with OB care. There were no complications from OMT to the participant or the fetus. OMT is a safe effective modality to minimize back pain in the obstetrical patient, increase the patient's ability to perform activities of daily living, and enhance patient satisfaction with total obstetrical care.


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