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osteopathic manual manipulation anyone had this

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,321
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:22 AM in Alternative Treatments
I named this wrong in my last post.
It is osteopathic, not orthopedic

here is my question: :))
Hello All

Re-cap- Had PLIF L5/S1 OCt 15 07; no pain. Six glorious mohths.

Sudden "settling" 4/23/008 (that is what Md called it. Rught groin, leg and SI pain and piraformis.

Ihave no idea what settled where- all I can understand is something is pressing on nerve- Very frustrated after those 6 glorious months of no pain.

No meds worked.
Sent me to Pain Managementat at my request.

Have just learned of O.M.M. (Orthopedic Manual Manipulation) and wonder if it is worth it.The Md recommened is not an Orthopedic; he is D.O. specializing in this area.

Also would it cause harm where I am fused L5/S1.????

I have had 3 steroids (Lumbar, SI, Right Hip and 3 more to go. PM says next step (if needed) is nerve alblation and then if that does not stop pain he can do the SCS trasnmitter.

Any thoughts? Anyone been there with this?

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  • I see a D.O and they are a M.D. but with further education on muscle and bone structure. My D.O. is very carefull with my back when he manipulates it. They also use ultrasound which feels wonderfull on the back. Anyways, I would recommend seeing one. I wouldn't be worried at all about a D.O. doing further damage like I would a Chiropractor. As a matter of fact my D.O. said stay away from a Chiro.
  • Thanks Suziee

    After I bring Paul's site (see above) to my Md for his opinion , I am seriously thinking of going to one. We have a greatonelocated near me-

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  • Well said Suziee. " I wouldn't be worried at all about a D.O. doing further damage like I would a Chiropractor"

    I've had OM and it was wonderful. My PM doc is a D.O. and she tells me what she can or cannot do, will or will not due, based on the changed structure of my spine. I trust her implicitly.

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