The biopsychosocial model of pain and contemporary osteopathic practice

Penney, J. Nicholas (2010) The biopsychosocial model of pain and contemporary osteopathic practice. International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine, 13 2: 42-47. doi:10.1016/j.ijosm.2010.01.004

Author Penney, J. Nicholas
Title The biopsychosocial model of pain and contemporary osteopathic practice
Journal name International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1746-0689
Publication date 2010-06-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.ijosm.2010.01.004
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 13
Issue 2
Start page 42
End page 47
Total pages 6
Place of publication Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher Elsevier
Language eng
Subject 2707 Complementary and alternative medicine
Abstract Pain is one of the most common reasons for entry into the primary health care system which includes seeking care from osteopaths, primarily for musculoskeletal pain. Pain is now appreciated from the biopsychosocial perspective, as is human health and functioning in general, and is considered part of evidence-based 'best practice'. The biopsychosocial model in general is congruent with osteopathic philosophy and provides a wealth of evidence which underpins the osteopathic approach. This includes the concept that pain is perceived as a threat to biological integrity influencing a wide range of neuroendocrine and homeostatic mechanisms in order to restore normal function. This review utilizes pain as the exemplar in the discussion of the biopsychosocial model and its relation to the commonly accepted tenets of osteopathic philosophy. © 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Keyword Pain
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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