What Is It/

How Is It Recognized/

Is Massage indicated

Condition Name

What Are They?

How Are They Recognized?

or Contraindicated?

Diverticulosis/

Diverticulosis is the develop-

Diverticuiosis is usually symptom-

Deep abdominal massage is

Diverticulitis

ment of small pouches that

less. When inflammation is pres-

locally cautioned if the client

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protrude from the colon. Di-

ent, lower left-side abdomlnal

knows diverticula are present,

 

verticulitis is the inflamma-

pain, cramping, bloating, consti-

massage is systemically contrain-

 

tion of these pouches when

pation, or diarrhea will occur.

dicated in the presence of active

 

they become infected.

 

infection.

 

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