D.O.'s (Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine) and M.D.'s are considered to be equivalent degrees. D.O.'s, however, place additional emphasis on the musculoskeletal system, and also can perform hands-on manipulation (called osteopathic manipulation).
Your pain can be the result of an acute trauma, an overuse injury, or in many cases, a natural process (such as arthritis). In any case, healing has occurred incompletely and integrity has been lost. There are several reasons why this may have occurred.
Tensegrity systems are unique in that they are stabilized by continuous tension elements with discontinuous compression elements or floating compression. This is in contrast to most man-made structures which are stabilized by continuous gravitational compression.