In Ukraine, vertebrogenic pathology with neurological manifestations in the general structure of morbidity with temporary disability takes second place. It brings great economic losses to the state and we need to find appropriate, effective treatment from the medical and socio-economic point of view.
There are many approaches offering help with pain, and often these approaches are competing with each other, namely: allopathic medicine, osteopathy, chiropractic and applied kinesiology.
For the average person, when there are many approaches and alternative therapies, it is important to understand in what situations one or the other method may be adequate. There is no more or less effective approach or method of treatmentis but more appropriate in a particular situation, and most patients can face the problem that a method and approach absolutize all clinical situations. So, if you have arthritis, intense pain with suspected herniated disc, nerve root involving in the process - allopathy is adequate approach. In acute myofascial pain syndrome, joint locks, subacute and chronic pain syndromes,musculoskeletal allopathy often has little effect and in these cases osteopathy or applied kinesiology is better choice.
It is possible and the combination of treatments. When the disk pathology providing treatment methods in conjunction with allopathic therapy, craniosacral therapy, visceral therapy, balance ligamentous tension is effective. In these situations, it is important that a neurologist or orthopedic surgeon in the presence of secondary trigger zones not try to unsuccessfully treat them, but advice a professional osteopath or applied kinesiology specialist. If osteopath or technician applied kinesiology specialist faces the acute severe disc disease with inflammation and dysfunction of the spine it is better way to not waste patient’s time, and send him to a neurologist, neurosurgeon or ororthopedic surgeon.
In some cases, a qualified and experienced osteopath can help without medication in acute disc pathology, if it is absence of significant radicular pathology (it is important to quickly apply a means to relieve edema and secondary compression of the spine).Some doctors are both osteopaths and representatives of allopathic medicine, and can choose one or the other approach adequate in various situations. It is important to understand that osteopathy and traditional medicine are complementary approaches to health problem.