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A Short Review of the Treatment of Headaches Using Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment.

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Summary of "A Short Review of the Treatment of Headaches Using Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment."

This review highlights the importance of osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) in headache sufferers. OMT is a viable option for patients who either do not wish to use pharmaceuticals or who have contraindications to pharmaceuticals. Patients with headaches that are refractory to other treatment options may also be candidates for OMT. Multiple headache etiologies are amenable to this non-invasive treatment option and they will be reviewed here. Although there are advantages to using this treatment method, there are also shortcomings in the literature, which will be discussed.

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Name: Current pain and headache reports
ISSN: 1534-3081
Pages: 82

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