Effects of osteopathic manipulative treatment on patients with multiple sclerosis: A pilot study.

Effects of osteopathic manipulative treatment on patients with multiple sclerosis: A pilot study.

Publication date: Apr 01, 2019

To describe the effects of osteopathic manipulative treatment in patients affected by Multiple Sclerosis (MS).

This is a pilot study involving 20 MS patients attending the IRCCS Neurolesi “Bonino-Pulejo”, Messina, Italy.

The clinical evaluation was performed before starting rehabilitation treatment (T0) and after 8 weeks of treatment (T1). The CG sample undergo a conventional rehabilitation training (CRT), 5 times/week for 60 min (for a total of 40 sessions), the EG performed the same CRT (but with a different frequency, i.e. 3 times/week, for a total of 24 sessions) and a specific OMT 2 times/week for 60 min (for a total of 16 sessions).

We analyzed the scores recorded in the following main scales: Expanded Disability Status Scale (EDSS), 10 m walking test (10mWT), Hamilton anxiety rating scale (HRS-A), and the Fatigue severity scale (FSS).

Our data showed a reduction in the FSS score for the EG (40 +/- 1,41 at T0 vs 37 +/- 2,32 at T1; p = 0.04) but not in the CG (41 +/- 2,41 at TO vs 39 +/- 2,6 at T1) with an intergroup difference p 

Porcari, B., Russo, M., Naro, A., La Via, C., Pullia, M., Accorinti, M., De Luca, R., and Calabr`o, R.S. Effects of osteopathic manipulative treatment on patients with multiple sclerosis: A pilot study. 17663. 2019 Complement Ther Med (43):

Concepts Keywords
Anxiety EDSS
CRT Osteopathy
Frequency OMT
Hamilton Pseudoscience
Italy Osteopathic manipulation
Messina Alternative medicine
Multiple Sclerosis Manual therapy
Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment Osteopathic medicine

Semantics

Type Source Name
gene UNIPROT HGS
gene UNIPROT SRSF5
gene UNIPROT HARS
gene UNIPROT ATN1
disease DOID anxiety
disease MESH anxiety
gene UNIPROT SLC6A8
gene UNIPROT CALCR
gene UNIPROT CALR
gene UNIPROT EGR3
disease DOID multiple sclerosis
disease MESH multiple sclerosis

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