The Somatic Connection  |   May 2017
Addition of Osteopathic Visceral Manipulation to OMT for Low Back Pain Decreases Pain and Increases Quality of Life
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  • University of California, San Diego School of Medicine 
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The Somatic Connection   |   May 2017
Addition of Osteopathic Visceral Manipulation to OMT for Low Back Pain Decreases Pain and Increases Quality of Life
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, May 2017, Vol. 117, 333-334. doi:10.7556/jaoa.2017.062
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, May 2017, Vol. 117, 333-334. doi:10.7556/jaoa.2017.062
Tamer S, Öz M, Ülger Ö. The effect of visceral osteopathic manual therapy applications on pain, quality of life and function in patients with chronic nonspecific low back pain. J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil. 2016:1-7. doi:10.3233/BMR150424 
Turkish researchers from the Department of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation at Hacettepe University in Ankara, Turkey, compared the effects of osteopathic manipulative therapy (OMTh; manipulative care provided by foreign-trained osteopaths) procedures with those of visceral OMTh in patients with chronic nonspecific low back pain (LBP). Inclusion criteria for patients were nonspecific LBP for more than 12 weeks and no treatment received in the past 6 months. Exclusion criteria were patients with tumors, severe scoliosis, inflammation, radicular symptoms, motor and sensory deficits, or abdominal surgery in the past 6 months. 
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