Osteopathic Manipulation Therapy in the Treatment of Interstitial Cystitis
As a safe and noninvasive method of treatment, the intent of the study is to show that Osteopathic manipulation therapy is a beneficial treatment for the aggravating bladder symptoms seen in all patients with interstitial cystitis.
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Prospective
|Official Title:||Osteopathic Manipulation Therapy in the Treatment of Interstitial Cystitis|
- Effectiveness of Osteopathic Manipulation therapy over standard of care invasive procedures for the treatment of interstitial cystitis. [ Time Frame: Within 2 weeks of treatment ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
- To determine if the increased attention and power of touch are as effective as OMT in treating patients with IC based on the results of using attention control treatment in some patients. [ Time Frame: Within 2 weeks of treatment ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
|Study Start Date:||January 2009|
|Study Completion Date:||November 2009|
|Primary Completion Date:||November 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
This procedure consist of Sacral rocking is performed by placing the heel of the practitioner's hand over the sacrum and by using the palpatory skills of an osteopathic physician; rock the sacrum into a position with no restriction. Myofascial release will utilize various physical motions to place the patients lumbosacral region in a position of maximal comfort and tissue release.
2. Attention control OMT
The procedure consist of light pressure applied to certain painful areas of the body and back to decrease pain and help patient relax. The physician will look for areas of the body that hurt, lay his/her hands on the those places, and apply light pressure.
3. Standard of Care
This procedure consists of various conservative treatments that can help reduce stress. Those include dietary modifications, pharmaceuticals, bladder training, and neuromodulation. If these treatments are not successful, minimally invasive surgical procedures is performed.
The management of interstitial cystitis is predominantly based on the reduction of the symptoms of frequency, urgency, and pain.In addition to Osteopathic manipulation Other conservative treatments frequently include dietary modification, pharmaceuticals, bladder training, neuromodulation, and stress reduction. The goal of Osteopathic manipulation is to relax the pelvic muscles used by the bladder and improve the flow of blood and lymph fluid to this region, which may result in easing pain and discomfort associated with cystitis.Some physicians have found that Osteopathic Manipulation works for some people as an alternative to surgery. A secondary objective will be to determine if the increased attention and power of touch are as effective as OMT in treating patients with interstitial cystitis based on the results of using attention control treatment in some patients.Thus, this is a pilot study comparing OMT to an attention control arm and standard of care arm of treatment.We will review palpatory visceromatic reflex changes as documented by tissue texture changes, asymmetry, restriction of motion and tenderness pre and post treatment.Physical examination including detailed musculoskeletal examination of the lumbosacral region will be performed pre and post and then compared the results.
|United States, West Virginia|
|James P. Tierney D.O.|
|Charleston, West Virginia, United States, 25304|
|Principal Investigator:||James P Tierney, D.O.||CAMC Medical Staff - with admitting privileges|