Osteopathy: Contraindications


In osteopathy, the therapist must know how to act, as expected, but also needs to know "no action". Contraindications manipulative therapy technique in that occupy a very important paragraph, which is always the osteopath will take into account.

We will sort the contraindications into three groups:

- Absolute contraindications.
- The relative contraindications.
- Technical contraindications.

Absolute contraindications are:
- All tumor diseases, infectious or inflammatory spine.
- All major metabolic disorders such as osteoporosis and osteomalacia.
- The malformation of the cervico-occipital hinge.
- Degenerative diseases that involve the deterioration of structures or tissue function, such as cancer, osteoarthritis, atherosclerosis and bone metastases.
- The access inflammatory arthritis is also a formal contraindication.
- Fractures and sprains in the treatment area.
- All States inflammatory and infectious.
- Finally syndrome vertebrobasilar circulatory failure.

This is a serious condition that can mimic spinal origin mechanical manipulation may aggravate. This manipulation may not only be futile but dangerous. The symptoms are similar to Bane-Lieou syndrome and minor cervical trauma, headaches, dizziness, eyestrain and a depressive tendency. In these cases it can cause major neurological accidents manipulations in patients with apparent good health status.

In patients with circulatory problems, which might make us suspect vertebrobasilar deficiency, it must make a test Postural before handling. Would be through an extension rotation of the cervical area on both sides, gently, to its natural ceiling without straining. In that position hold a few seconds asking the patient if you notice any discomfort in relation to the symptoms described above. In the affirmative if the response is not handled to the patient.

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