Effectiviness of osteopathic manipulative treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome: A pilot project

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21 December 2014

Effectiviness of osteopathic manipulative treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome: A pilot project

The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association
For this single-blinded quasi-controlled trial, nine participants with carpal tunnel syndrome received osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) for six consecutive weeks. The main outcome measures were the Boston Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Questionnaire (BCTQ), a sensory symptom diagram (SSD), patients’ estimate of overall change, electrophysiologic testing of the median nerve (trans-carpal-tunnel motor and sensory nerve conduction velocity and amplitude ratio) and carpal tunnel ultrasound imaging of the cross-sectional area of the median nerve and transverse carpal ligament length and bowing. All outcome measures were administered before the first OMT session and after six weeks … MORE

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