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Supplement Article  |   June 1999
Osteopathic manipulation for management of pain
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Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment / Pain Management/Palliative Care
Supplement Article   |   June 1999
Osteopathic manipulation for management of pain
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, June 1999, Vol. 99, S5-S10. doi:10.7556/jaoa.1999.99.6.S5
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, June 1999, Vol. 99, S5-S10. doi:10.7556/jaoa.1999.99.6.S5
Abstract

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.