Brandon Masi Parker provides a journal review for the article A randomized, controlled trial of osteopathic manipulative treatment for acute low back pain in active duty military personnel, by
des Anges Cruser, Couglad Maurer, Kendi Hensel, Sarah K Brown, Kathryn White, Scott T Stoll in the Journal of Manual & Manipulative Therapy, Volume 20, Number 1, 2012 , pp. 5-15(11).
This article is a crucial randomized and controlled study analyzing the effectiveness of Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT) for acute low back pain (LBP) in active military personnel. The article analyzes pain, functionality and a few other parameters. I make the assertion that this unique subset of population may provide a model for other LBP patients that have physically demanding lifestyles with limited possibility for rest.
We interview Dr. Christian Fossum DO of Norway on several topics relating to back pain. We cover etiologies, pathophysiolgies, osteopathic treatments as well as an intervational take on Osteopathy.
We interview Dr. Jay Danto DO while at the American Academy of Osteopathy Convocation on several topics relating to muscle function. We touch on muscle firing pattern, approach to a patient with musculoskeletal pain, acupuncture and more.
Brandon Parker interview Dr. Sandhouse DO on prolotherapy (proliferative injection therapy, regenerative injection therapy, sclerotherapy). We discuss indications, contraindications, mechanism and evidence. We compare Prolo to PRP and trigger points. There is a bonus section on Orthokine, the treatment used by Kobe Bryant and Alex Rodriguez.
In the interview we discuss a case where prolotherapy is used on a young male with an ACL tear. Below are the MRI images from before and after a prolotherapy regimen.
Brandon Parker interviews Dr. Peter Sprague PT, DPT, OCS, MTC. Dr. Sprague is a board certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist and shares his wealth of knowledge on the physiology of manipulation with us. We discuss goals of manipulation, evidence for specific manipulative modalities, what exactly is that HVLA “pop,” the anatomy and physiology of the spinal and abdominal musculature in low back pain population, and neural plasticity including long-term potentiation (LTP) and long-term depression (LTD).
Brandon Masi Parker discusses Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS). The CTS discussion includes definition, epidemiology, pathophysiology, clinical presentation, diagnosis and treatment.
The knee is the largest joint in the human body when considering volume and surface area of articular cartilage and the size and complexity of the articulation lend to susceptibility to acute injury, chronic wear and tear and arthritis (inflammatory and septic). It is important to recognize the various etiologies of knee pain. This podcast aims to provide an overview of the topic of knee pain and help you develop a differential diagnosis. We also have a section at the end specifically discussing the somatic dysfunctions of the knee.
Musculoskeletal pain is a very common complaint. Vascular etiologies consist of a wide variety of pathologies included in MSK pain ranging from the benign to the life threatening. Some of the etiologies discussed in this podcast are vasculitides, ischemia/infarction (including carpal tunnel syndrome and thoracic outlet syndrome) and coagulopathies.
Nick Camposeo leads a discussion focusing on Collagen and Elastin and various patholgies associated with each tissue. Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body and disorders affecting the integrity of this protein can disrupt a wide variety of processes throughout numerous organ systems.
Randal Davis leads a discussion on Fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia is a common cause of chronic widespread musculoskeletal pain with unknown etiologie. The patient presentation offers a unique set of unknowns and social uneasiness that create a difficult environment to treat in. Read the rest of this entry »
Robert Kawa leads a discussion on the Psychological etiologies of MSK pain. Psychology and Somatic pain blend together on a spectrum of presentations. It is important to recognize the Psychological etiologies of MSK pain as well as the commonly seen psychological components of chronic and life-altering pain. Read the rest of this entry »
Tara Nowahktar leads a discussion spanning trigger points, disc herniation, impingement syndromes and other categories. The pathology, clinical presentation and approach to the patient will be discussed. Read the rest of this entry »