Osteopathy: bone pain, disc, ligament, muscle, nerve

In diagnosis, the nature of pain can give us information about the tissue responsible:

Bone pain
The bone pain should be centered over the joint. It is dull, continuous and increases with movement.

The disc pain
It is sharp, occurs when the body's weight on your disk (increasing axial pressure, sitting or standing). Increases with anteflexion, with cough and abdominal efforts.

Ligament pain
Appears when you hold a position long. Not immediately, also played at the end of the joint amplitudes. It is commonly described as a burning sensation.

Muscle pain
It manifests with movement, is attached to the muscle contraction. The evidence isometric muscle tension on your hamstrings.
There may be a referred pain and trigger point within the muscle.

Nerve pain
Is the pain described as linear, the patient can point your finger trajectory. This pain is increased by certain movements and, sometimes, for the support on the transverse process of the vertebra involved.
This type of pain may be aggravated by faulty posture resulting from work, any sport,.

Study of the reflexes
In the diagnosis of osteopathy becomes important the study of reflexes. This can demonstrate a motor impairment caused by a herniated disc or peripheral neurological diseases. Hyperreflexia may also manifest indicating a central neurological disease.
The procedure would systematically investigate the sign of Babinski.

L5-S1: Achilles reflex.
L3-L4: patellar reflex.
C8: Reflecting cube-pronator.
C7: Reflection tricipal.
C6-style radial reflex.
C5: Reflection bicipal.

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