Who should avoid osteopathic manipulation?

While OMT is beneficial for many common musculoskeletal problems, such as low back pain, patients with some conditions should avoid this therapy. These include patients with:

  • Bone cancer
  • Bone or joint infection
  • Osteoporosis
  • Spinal fusion

What are the side effects of osteopathic manipulation?

There are no side effects of OMT other than possible soreness for 1 to 2 days after manipulation. Of course, the degree of potential soreness depends on the approach used by your physician.

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