Study the effect of osteopathic manipulation treatment in globus pharyngeus patients


  • Nitish Baisakhiya Department of ENT, MMIMSR, Mullana, Ambala, Haryana
  • Manu Goyal MM Institute of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation, Mullana, Ambala, Haryana
  • Gurchand Singh Department of ENT, MMIMSR, Mullana, Ambala, Haryana
  • Sagar Chandra Department of ENT, MMIMSR, Mullana, Ambala, Haryana



Globus pharyngeus, Hyoid bone somatic disorder, OMT, Myofascial release, GERD


Background: This study evaluates the outcome of osteopathic manipulation in the patients with globus pharyngeus.

Methods: The study comprised of 50 patients with globus pharyngeus. All cases were provided major body diaphragms release namely pelvic diaphragm, abdominal diaphragm, thoracic outlet release, hyoid release, gastroesophageal junction release and sphenoid basilar junction generalized release in some selected cases as per their symptoms. Patients were treated 2 times in a week for 3 weeks.  

Results: Results were analyzed on the basis of patient’s satisfaction and improvement in the symptoms on regular basis after 2 wks. Visual analogue score (VAS) and clinical assessment were used to see the quantum of satisfaction and overall symptoms. The mean VAS score of patients receiving OMT (MFR) with PPI was 6.23±0.43 and patient who required psychotherapy along with OMT (MFR) had the VAS score of 3.78±0.17 (p<0.05).

Conclusions: The patients required multidisciplinary approach hyoid bone release and other osteopathic manipulations, anti-reflux and antipsychotic treatment. The patients having psychological symptoms requiring antipsychotic drugs were found to be least respondent to the treatment. Patients having associated GERD showed a good response to the treatment and their dependency on drugs decreased following the OMT. The best response was seen in patients having no associated ailment and received OMT (MFR). 


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