Somatic dysfunction

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What is somatic dysfunction?

Somatic dysfunction is the impaired or altered function of bodily structures (most often of the musculoskeletal system, nervous system, or lymphatic system) treated by osteopathic manipulative techniques.

Common symptoms reported by people with somatic dysfunction

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people for somatic dysfunction

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Compare treatments taken by people with somatic dysfunction

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Who has somatic dysfunction on PatientsLikeMe?

  • 0 new patients joined this month
  • 6 say somatic dysfunction is their primary condition

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 1
30s 5
40s 6
50s 1
60s 1
70+ 2
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 0
20-29 years 2
30-39 years 0
40-49 years 1
50-59 years 0
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 5
Female 11

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 4
Not Diagnosed 2

These charts show data from somatic dysfunction patients who have completed their condition history
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