Alexander S Nicholas, Todd A Bezilla, Ruth Jones. Osteopathic manipulation for management of pain. J Am Osteopath Assoc 1999;99(6_suppl):S5–S10. doi: 10.7556/jaoa.1999.99.6.S5.
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Pain, both acute and chronic, is a common problem among patients seeking treatment. Mechanical, thermal, or chemical stimuli alone or in combination initiate acute pain that if sufficiently intense and prolonged, can produce somatic dysfunction. Early diagnosis followed by commencement of osteopathic manipulative treatment such
as high-velocity, low-amplitude; muscle energy; counterstrain; facilitated positional release; and myofascial release can reduce acute pain and prevent its transformation into a chronic disorder.
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