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2020 Sep 17

J Am Osteopath Assoc

Osteopathic Manual Treatment for Pain Severity, Functional Improvement, and Return to Work in Patients with Chronic Pain.


Rehman Y, Ferguson H, Bozek A, Blair J, Allison A, Johnston R
J Am Osteopath Assoc. 2020 Sep 17.
PMID: 32946545.


Chronic non-cancer pain (CNCP) is associated with disability, poor quality of life (QOL), and failure to return to work (RTW). Osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) or osteopathic manual therapy (OMTh) are increasingly offered to patients with CNCP; however, the existing systematic reviews and meta-analyses in the literature that explore the effectiveness of OMTh have major limitations.