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Adult Cranial

WVSOM -- Osteopathy in the Cranial Field in Adults

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What is Romberg test? tests cerebellar dysfunction
When is cranial OMT indicated in adults? cephalgia, upper respiratory congestion, Temporomadibular joint dysfunction and cranial neuropathies
What is cephalgia? headache
What headaches are helped by OMT? tension type, migraine, mixed, post-concussive, cervicogenic and congestive
When do you suspect a pathological cause for headache? New or severe hypertension, neurologic deficit, papillary changes, papilledema, nuchal rigidity and mental status change
Why is incontinence associated with a headache?
What is the suggested OMT for headaches? suboccipital inhibition, venous sinus drainage, CV-4
What is used for congestive headaches? facial effleurage, trigeminal stimulation and sphenopalatine gangion stimulation
What are symptoms of TMJ? jaw pain with eating, progresses with restricted mobility, cartilage degeneration and subluxation
What is the treatment for TMJ? antiinflamatory medication, orthodontic evaluation and OMT for cervical and cranial somatic dysfunction
What cranial nerve is affected by trigeminal neuralgia? CNV
What cranial nerve is affected by Bell’s Palsy? CN VII
What problems are associated with CN VIII? tinnitus, benign positional vertigo, meniere’s syndrome
What is Meniere’s syndrome? tinnitus, vertigo and deafness
What should every patient presenting with a headache be evaluated for? red flags for secondary causes
Created by: tjamrose