Osteopathic Manipulation Makes a Neuropsychological Difference (BOD)
Brief Summary: Patients with pain commonly experience cognitive impairment. While symptoms of pain are effectively treated with osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT), the cognitive piece is vastly ignored. Pain-induced cognitive dysfunction can be severe and is particularly apparent in working memory and attention. There is good reason to also expect cognitive responsiveness to OMT. Previous research has already reported related psychiatric outcomes, including relief from stress, self-perception and anxiety, suggesting that OMT may produce more global effects on cortical processing than currently thought.