From the Anesthesia Experts Website comes ‘Low Back Pain and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine: A Trend in Pain Management’ on October 26, 2016 by Dr. Clemens: “Three months of osteopathic manipulative treatment has been shown to be effective for chronic low back pain, with improved results lasting up to 1 year”
Robert J. Gatchel, PhD, ABPP is the author of Practical Pain Management. He published one article titled ‘Osteopathic Medicine Approach to Pain Management’ writing “the osteopathic profession’s holistic approach to patient care, encompassing the interaction of structure and function and its tradition of considering emotional and social aspects of health and healing, uniquely position osteopathic physicians to manage patients with chronic pain.”
“One of the unique differentiators of osteopathic is OMT, which is proven to be effective in treating low back pain,” says Jennifer Caudle, DO, an assistant professor of family medicine at the Rowan University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Stratford, New Jersey. “Clinical studies have shown OMT to be an effective alternative or complement to medication and other therapies.”
According to the National Institutes for Health, looking at six studies, osteopathic manipulation significantly reduces low back pain. The Annals of Internal Medicine also recommends considering the use of spinal manipulation for treatment of acute and subacute low back pain. John C. Licciardone, D.O. and coworkers at the University of Texas medical school have shown that OMT is clinically effective for chronic low back pain.
In Cleveland Clinic’s Department of Pain Management, Williams Welch, D.O, PhD. has specialized in osteopathic manipulation therapy. “My techniques and programs are integrated with those of my colleagues in Pain Management to provide patients with comprehensive treatment.” According to Richard W. Rosenquist, M.D., chairman of Cleveland Clinic’s Department of Pain Management “it is critical that we bring the full range of therapies to bear on the treatment of chronic pain if we are going to improve function and overall success rates.”