OMT Minute  |   March 2018
OMT for Patients With Sacral Somatic Dysfunction
Author Notes
  • From the Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine–CA in Vallejo. 
  • Financial Disclosures: None reported. 
  • Support: This video was produced by the Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine–CA. 
  •  *Address correspondence to Stacey Pierce-Talsma, DO, 1310 Club Dr, Mare Island, Vallejo, CA, 94592-1187. Email: stacey.piercetalsma@tu.edu
     
Article Information
Neuromusculoskeletal Disorders / Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment
OMT Minute   |   March 2018
OMT for Patients With Sacral Somatic Dysfunction
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, March 2018, Vol. 118, e15. doi:10.7556/jaoa.2018.041
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, March 2018, Vol. 118, e15. doi:10.7556/jaoa.2018.041
The sacrum is an important keystone for normal gait mechanics, connecting mechanical forces from the lower extremities and providing a foundation of support for the body. Osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) may be used to treat somatic dysfunction of the sacrum to optimize the biomechanical efficiency of the pelvis. Additionally, treatment of the sacrum may influence parasympathetic tone to the large intestine and genitourinary systems. Parasympathetic innervation arises from the S2-S4 spinal levels and exits via the ventral rami to become the pelvic splenic nerves, which travel to their target organ. In this way, treatment of the sacrum may aid in conditions including low back pain, constipation, and dysmenorrhea. 
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