Osteopathic news

I have included here some news items to keep you informed about developments in the field of osteopathy.

There has been a recent study of low back and neck pain treatment options, which finds in that osteopathy is both a 'dominant' and a 'cost effective' strategy for low back pain and neck pain - Link to abstract in Complimentary Therapies in Medicine

The NICE draft guidelines for low back pain and sciatica (2016) recommend the use of manipulation and stretching, combined with prescribed excercises, rather than acupuncture. NICE Low back pain guidelines page

Osteopathic treatment decreased postpartum low back pain by over 70% in women who had given birth at least 3months before beginning treatment, according to a new study. Link to the study

The NICE guidelines for osteoarthritis (Feb 2008) recommend the use of manual therapy (manipulation and stretching), and strenghthening excercises and advice, as part of the intervention package.

The UK back pain exercise and manipulation trial (UKBEAM 2004) confirmed that patients receiving manipulation as well as exercise and advice did better, both short and long term, than those who did not.

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