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Chronic/Pain Conditions  >>    Musculoskeletal Pain Syndrome

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In this video, Dr. Huntoon discusses the condition of Chronic pain and what you need to consider to help your condition naturally.

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Musculoskeletal pain is pain that affects the muscles, ligaments and tendons, along with the bones.

WHAT CAUSES MUSCULOSKELETAL PAIN?

The causes of musculoskeletal pain are varied. Muscle tissue can be damaged with the wear and tear of daily activities. Trauma to an area (jerking movements, auto accidents, falls, fractures, sprains, dislocations, and direct blows to the muscle) also can cause musculoskeletal pain. Other causes of pain include postural strain, repetitive movements, overuse, and 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 and become painful.

Symptoms

Symptoms

WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF MUSCULOSKELETAL PAIN?

People with musculoskeletal pain sometimes complain that their entire bodies ache. Their muscles may feel like they have been pulled or overworked. Sometimes the muscles twitch or burn.  Symptoms vary from person to person, but the common symptoms are:

  • Pain
  • Fatigue
  • Sleep disturbances

Signs, Tests and Diagnosis

Signs and Tests

HOW IS MUSCULOSKELETAL PAIN DIAGNOSED?

The Medical Perspective

Your doctor will conduct a thorough physical examination and medical history.

In addition, your doctor may perform diagnostic studies to confirm the diagnosis.

  • CT scan: Computed tomography scans use X-rays and computers to produce an image of a cross-section of the body. During the test, you lie as still as possible on a table. It will move through a large, doughnut-shaped scanning device. Sometimes, your doctor may inject a solution into a vein before your scan. It can help make it easier to see what’s going on inside. Most CT scans take 15 minutes to an hour.
  • MRI: Magnetic resonance imaging can give your doctor clear pictures without X-rays. This test uses a large magnet, radio waves, and a computer to make images. An MRI can take 15 minutes to more than an hour, depending on the number of images made. For certain MRIs, you’ll need a shot of a contrast material to help make clearer images. Because an MRI uses magnets, some people, such as people who have pacemakers, shouldn’t have one.
  • Nerve blocks: These tests can treat and diagnose the cause of your pain. Your doctor injects something to numb pain (an anesthetic) into nerve locations She may use an imaging test to find the best right place for the needle. Your response to the nerve block may help find out what’s causing your pain or where it’s coming from.
  • Discography: This test is for people who are considering surgery for their back pain. Doctors also use it when they want to do tests before deciding on a treatment. During this test, a dye is injected into the disk that’s thought to be causing the pain. The dye outlines damaged areas on X-rays.
  • Myelogram: This test is for back pain, too. During a myelogram, a dye is injected into your spinal canal. The test helps identify nerve compression caused by herniated disks or fractures.
  • EMG: An electromyogram allows doctors to check muscle activity. Your doctor puts fine needles into your muscles to measure their response to electrical signals.
  • Bone scans: These help diagnose and track infection, fracture, or other disorders in the bone. A doctor injects a small amount of radioactive material into your bloodstream. The material will collect in the bones, particularly in areas that aren't normal. A computer then can identify those specific areas.
  • Ultrasound imaging: Also called ultrasound scanning or sonography, this test uses high-frequency sound waves to get images of the inside of the body. The sound wave echoes are recorded and displayed as a real-time image.

Medicines Two Choices for You

Traditional Medical Treatment Options

How Is Musculoskeletal Pain Treated?

THE MEDICAL PERSPECTIVE

Different types of manual therapy, or mobilization, can be used to treat people with spinal alignment problems. For some acute musculoskeletal pain, these techniques have been shown to speed recovery.

Medications such as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories (NSAIDs) may be used to treat inflammation or pain.

In patients with musculoskeletal disorders such as fibromyalgia, medications to increase the body's level of serotonin and norepinephrine (neurotransmitters that modulate sleep, pain, and immune system function) may be prescribed in low doses.

Some of the medicines used to aid sleep include zolpidem (Ambien), eszopiclone (Lunesta), and ramelteon (Rozerem).

Other treatments may include:

  • Injections with anesthetic or anti-inflammatory medications in or around the painful sites
  • Exercise that includes muscle strengthening and stretching
  • Physical or occupational therapy
  • Acupuncture or acupressure
  • Relaxation/biofeedback techniques
  • Osteopathic manipulation (a whole system of evaluation and treatment designed to achieve and maintain health by restoring normal function to the body)
  • Chiropractic care
  • Therapeutic massage

 

Medicines Two Choices for You

Dr. Huntoon's Alternative Medicine Perspective

THE ALTERNATIVE PERSPECTIVE

Dr. Huntoon has several techniques he uses to address musculoskeletal pain.  Using P-DTR has been the most effective in eliminating the symptoms.  Addressing the underlying imbalances within a person's system is important and we use a holistic approach in solving this condition once and for all.

Different types of manual therapy, or mobilization, can be used to treat people with spinal alignment problems. For acute musculoskeletal pain, these techniques have been shown to speed recovery. 

Working with a Holistic Chiropractor who specializes in these conditions is important.  Developing a well-rounded, multifaceted approach to restoring balance to your body and eliminating the underlying cause of your pain is important.  Discussing the time frame and commitment level with your doctor is prudent before beginning a treatment plan.

Many have also had success by seeing an acupuncture specialist, a Homeopath or a Naturopath.

Your Solution

YOUR SOLUTION

Dr. Huntoon has several techniques he uses to address musculoskeletal pain.  Using P-DTR has been the most effective in eliminating the symptoms.  Addressing the underlying imbalances within a person's system is important and we use a holistic approach in solving this condition once and for all.

Different types of manual therapy, or mobilization, can be used to treat people with spinal alignment problems. For acute musculoskeletal pain, these techniques have been shown to speed recovery. 

Working with a Holistic Chiropractor who specializes in these conditions is important.  Developing a well-rounded, multifaceted approach to restoring balance to your body and eliminating the underlying cause of your pain is important.  Discussing the time frame and commitment level with your doctor is prudent before beginning a treatment plan.

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