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Study Supports Chronic Low Back Pain Is Reduced By Osteopathic Manuel Therapy

Massage therapist, chiropractors and osteopaths have known this for decades and more studies conducted by medical science is confirming it: chronic low back pain can often be substantially reduced through manual therapies. The most recently published study  (March 2013) in the Annals of Family Medicine by John Licciardone, D.O. executive director of The Osteopathic Research…

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Serratus Posterior Inferior Muscle: Mid to Low Back Pain

Pain in the low-mid back is often caused by the serratus posterior inferior. Sleeping on a poor quality or old mattress can cause pain flairs from this muscle. Over stretching while reaching overhead will cause this muscle to spasm. What pain and symptoms are associated with the serratus posterior inferior? Aching in the low back…

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Piriformis Muscle: Back, Hip, Buttock, Pelvic, Thigh Pain

Pain in the low back, hip, hip joint, pelvis, buttock and occasionally pain going down the back of the thigh indicate piriformis dysfunction. What are the symptoms and pain associated with the piriformis muscle? Low back pain at the base of the spine Buttock pain Hip pain around the hip joint Aching pain, burning or tingling…

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Soleus Muscle: Heel, Ankle, Calf, Knee, Low Back Pain

The soleus muscle can cause and contribute to pain in the heel, ankle and back of the knee. It can also cause pain in the low back on the same side of the affected leg. Dysfunction of the soleus muscle can also contribute to swelling in the foot and ankle. Occasionally a trigger point the bottom and outside of the muscle can contribute to pain in the jaw and side of the head.

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