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Osteopathic Medicine Gaining Acceptance

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  • A recent telephone survey of HMO members revealed that the public is not yet familiar with the concept of osteopathic medicine.
  • Osteopathic medicine is similar to traditional, or allopathic, medicine but places a greater emphasis on the role of the musculoskeletal system and normal body mechanics.
  • Studies have shown that osteopathics are especially effective in treating lower back pain, but can do so at a lower cost and using less medication, when compared with other physicians.


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