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
- 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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