What is musculoskeletal pain and how is it treated?


What is musculoskeletal pain and how is it treated?


In case you did not know musculoskeletal pain is a pain that affects the muscles, ligaments, tendons and bones. The causes of musculoskeletal pain may vary. Muscle tissue can be damaged with the wear and tear of daily activities. Traumas to an area such as jerking movements, auto accidents, falls and fractures, sprains as well as dislocations & direct blows to our muscles can cause musculoskeletal pain. Other causes of pain include postural pain, repetitive movements, overuse & prolonged immobilization. Changes in posture or poor body mechanics may bring about spinal alignment problems and muscle shortening, therefore causing other muscles to be misused in any way which will end up becoming painful.

So you may ask yourself what are the symptoms of musculoskeletal pain? Symptoms may vary individual to individual, sometimes you may experience ache over your entire body, or your muscles may twitch, feel pulled or even feel overworked or even a feeling as if your muscles burn. However the most common symptoms you will experience is pain, fatigue, and sleep disturbances.

The only way you may know if you are diagnosed with musculoskeletal pain is having a physical examination conducted at your doctor’s clinic. Adding to that your doctor may perform diagnostic studies to confirm the diagnosis. Musculoskeletal pain is treated with injections or anti-inflammatory in or even around any painful sites. Exercises that includes muscle strength are stretching, as well as physical therapy, occupational therapy, acupuncture or even acupressure, and relaxation. Lastly you have these treatments you must you follow which are: biofeedback techniques which is an electrical sensor that help you receive information about your body, then you have osteopathic manipulation: which is a system of evaluation & treatment which is designed to achieve and maintain health by restoring normal functions to the body, and the last two are chiropractic care and therapeutic massage. These are the treatments needed to treat musculoskeletal pain. 


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