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Treatment of Pain and Injury

Outcome & Case Data - Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment

STRAINS/SPRAINS

ANKLE SPRAIN

Eisenhart A , Gaeta T , Ettlinger H , Rampil L , and Rosario M
Emergency department evaluation of osteopathic manipulative therapy in the acute ankle sprain. JAOA: The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association 1996
Aug;96(8):486

Results of the patients in the treatment group show an initial decrease in swelling, an increase in range of motion, and a decrease in subjective pain immediately following O.M.T. Analysis of the one week follow up data also suggests improved recovery in the group treated with O.M.T.  

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CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME

Strait BW and Kuchera ML
Osteopathic manipulation for patients with confirmed mild, modest and moderate carpal tunnel syndrome.  JAOA: The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association 1994 Aug;94(8):673

This study was to show that patients who received traditional conservative therapy (TCT) plus osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) for their carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) would have decreased signs and symptoms of CTS as compared to patients who received TCT alone. The OMT group received TCT plus systemic OMT every 2 weeks for two months. Pre-and post-treatment EMG/NCS, positive provocative tests, and pain surveys were compared between these groups. By EMG/NCS, 38% of Group II improved in their CTS classification compared to only 20% Group I improvement. These findings suggest that TCT plus OMT can improve patients' mild, modest and moderate CTS compared to traditional therapy alone.  

(Thanks to Everybody - http://www.everybody.co.nz/docsa_c/carpaltunnel.htm for allowing use of their graphic)

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