Examples of Osteopathic Patients http://osteomaureen.webs.com/apps/photos/ Examples of Osteopathic Patients A typical cause of lower back pain: Lower back pain caused by rounded upper back Example of kyphosis or beginning of "humpback" causing tight lower back muscles. Although the patient was initially complaining of lower back pain, osteopathic examination found that the exagerated curvature of his thoracic spine was causing tension on the lower back. http://osteomaureen.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=110614109 110614109 Fatigue & "out of breath" caused by muscle spasms Example of severe muscle spasms in the back that were constricting the diaphragm and resulting in overall weakness and a constant feeling of being "out of breath" http://osteomaureen.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=110614113 110614113 Common causes of headaches: Flat back causing headaches Example of a flat back and shortened neck muscles causing poor blood flow and nerve compression in the neck. This patient initially consulted with me due to recurring headaches, osteopathic examination showed that her headaches were caused by abnormal alignment and tension between the shoulder blades up to the back of the head. http://osteomaureen.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=110614110 110614110 Posture and Mental functiong: Forward head posture causing compression of the neck, affecting mood and causing poor mental functioning Example of forward head posture and rounded back resulting in neck pain, a sense of irritability and poor ability to concentrate. http://osteomaureen.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=110614111 110614111 Shoulder mobility: a problem with misalignment AN EXAMPLE OF A FORWARD ROTATED SHOULDER CAUSING LIMITED RANGE OF MOVEMENT AND PAIN WHEN CARRYING HEAVY OBJECTS. http://osteomaureen.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=110614112 110614112 Weak back muscles causing neck pain Example of a flat back due to weak posture resulting in upper back & neck pain. Although the patient consulted initially for neck pain, osteopathic examination showed that the cause was coming from a weak back. http://osteomaureen.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=110614114 110614114 Digestive problems due to spinal deviation Example of longstanding deviation of the spine (scoliosis) causingn upper gastic system disturbances. http://osteomaureen.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=110614115 110614115