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Here is The Guide to Musculoskeletal Pain!!

Musculoskeletal pain, as its name suggests is basically a muscular pain that has its effect on the bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons and nerves. It can either be localized in one place or it can spread in other parts of the body. This pain can be felt by anyone out there, belonging to any age group be it the children, the office goers or the athletes.

The causes that lead to chronic Musculoskeletal Pain

The most common cause of a musculoskeletal pain is the injury that is occurred in the areas namely, bones, tendons, joints, muscles, ligaments or nerves. The injury to these areas often occurs because of some car accidents, falls, fractures, sprains, dislocation and the direct blows to the muscle.

Moreover, it has been reported that musculoskeletal pain due to overuse of the muscles has affected almost 33% of the adults. Because of overuse, lower back pain is said t be the most common type of musculoskeletal pain faced by many at work.

How to Know if it’s Musculoskeletal Pain or not?

Symptoms of this type of pain vary from person to person considering whether the pain is caused by some injury or the overuse of the joints. The common symptoms of musculoskeletal pain include:

  • Fatigue
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Twitching muscles
  • Stiffness and pain in the entire body
  • Either localized or widespread pain that becomes worse with the movement
  • The burning feeling in your muscles
  • Feeling that your muscles have become overworked or have become pulled

How is the Pain Diagnosed?

Your doctor will first examine your medical history thoroughly. He/she will also go through all the possible causes that might have lead to chronic musculoskeletal pain. Certain laboratory tests and x-rays will also be conducted in order to know about the pain in detail. These tests include:

  • Performing blood test to confirm whether its rheumatoid arthritis or not
  • To know about all the bones in details, x-rays are performed
  • For a further detail look on the bones, CT scans are performed
  • In order to examine in detail, the soft tissues such as muscles, cartilage, ligaments and tendons MRIs are performed

If you or any of your loved one is suffering from chronic musculoskeletal pain or any other body pain, get a professional advice from Dr. Zaki Anwar by placing an appointment at (815) 464-7212). He is an expert anesthesiologist and certified Pain Management Specialist who has been practicing pain relief techniques for the past several years with effective results.

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Doing Away With Musculoskeletal Pain!!

Are you feeling constant pain in your back, with stiffness that is damn hurting and makes you unable to perform your daily tasks or even bend your back to pick up something? This means that you are suffering from chronic musculoskeletal pain that is slowly and gradually emerging in different parts of your body.

This pain being absolutely severe, makes you feel uncomfortable all the time and becomes a hurdle in your healthy active lifestyle. The best chronic musculoskeletal pain treatment would be to visit a pain management specialist and follow his/her recommendations. But first you must educate yourself that what is the reason behind this muscle pain.

This blog sheds light upon some effective methods that can be a lot helpful in doing away with musculoskeletal pain.

Relieve Pain With RICE

RICE can serve as one of the best medication for chronic musculoskeletal pain treatment. It can be abbreviated as rest, ice, compression and elevation. Thus, for the very next time you feel pain, at that time what you have to do is to obey this acronym. Though a simple intervention, but it will definitely alleviate the pain to a greater extent.

How NSAIDs help in dealing with Musculoskeletal Pain

These are the pain relievers, that help in reducing inflammation. Some of the most popular nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs that can assist in lowering the fever and prevent blood clotting are naproxen, aspirin, and ibuprofen. Since they help in reducing the inflammation to a greater extent, these treatments should therefore be opted for firstly.
Furthermore, you can also apply creams, ointments, gels, and lotions that will help in reducing pain.

Performing Physical therapy

In case the pain is very critical and it is totally unbearable, then it is recommended that you go for physical therapy. Physical therapy will not only help in experiencing pain relief, but it will also serve as a breakthrough in treating all your injuries that were limiting your movements. Thus, physical therapy all in all will not only strengthen your body, but will also restore the range of motion.

What Symptoms Will Confirm Musculoskeletal Pain?

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

Treatment Options for Musculoskeletal Pain

  • Heat or Cold therapy
  • Injections
  • Physical or occupational therapy
  • Less workload and increased rest
  • Performing exercises and strengthening your body
  • Stretching
  • Performing Massage

Knowing that you are going through chronic musculoskeletal pain and still not doing anything is the biggest wrong that you are doing on your own self. You must approach a doctor and control the pain so that it doesn’t progress any further. At Pain Management Institute, there is a team of specialists who are expert in dealing such cases. To book an appointment you may call at (815) 464-7212

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