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Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain Management Diagnosis, Causes, Symptoms, Treatments

It is the pain that together affects the muscles and skeleton. It can have huge affect on your bones, ligaments, muscles, nerves and tendons. Sometimes the pain is experienced in a particular area while other times it is felt widely.

Diagnosis:

Your medical history will be examined by your doctor, asking you questions about your pain, such as when did the pain start, what were the feelings at the time of it and was it for a longer duration etc. To know the cause and type of the pain, your doctor will be performing some tests such as Blood-tests, x-rays, CT scans and MRIs that will help choose for you the best treatment.

Causes:

The causes of Musculoskeletal Pain include:

Injury after:

  • Car accidents
  • Dislocations
  • Falls
  • Fractures
  • Sprains
  • Direct blows to the muscle

Other causes such as:

  • Postural strain
  • Repetitive movements
  • Prolonged mobilization

Symptoms of musculoskeletal pain

If facing the following then you are having musculoskeletal pain:

  • Aching
  • Burning sensation in muscles
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle twitching
  • Stiffness
  • Trouble sleeping

Musculoskeletal Pain Treatments

Treatment options for musculoskeletal pain include:

  • Acupuncture
  • Chiropractic care
  • Heat or cold therapy
  • Injections
  • Physical or occupational therapy
  • Reducing workload and increasing rest
  • Relaxation and biofeedback techniques
  • Splinting the affected joint to allow it to heal
  • Strengthening and conditioning exercises
  • Stretching
  • Therapeutic massage

For more information regarding Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain Management and how it should be treated, feel free to call our office at (815) 464-7212