Musculoskeletal Injuries

Published on: September 15, 2014

Musculoskeletal injuries affect the muscles, ligaments, tendons, and bones. Many people suffer from musculoskeletal injuries after an automobile accident, sport related injury, repetitive movements, prolonged immobilization, and other causes. Trauma to an area can cause musculoskeletal pain, but poor posture and poor body mechanics can also cause musculoskeletal pain.

People who suffer from musculoskeletal pain often complain that their entire bodies ache. They feel as though they have been over worked and that their muscles have been pulled and stretched beyond comprehension. Doctors will talk with you about your symptoms and will then conduct a thorough physical examination, as well as a possible diagnostic study to diagnose you with musculoskeletal injuries.

Treatment options for musculoskeletal injuries may include:

* physical or occupational therapy
* accupuncture or accupressure
* osteopathic manipulation
* chiropractic care
* therapeutic massage
* aquatic rehabilitation therapy
* medicated injections around painful sites

A combination of these treatment options often provides the best results and best relief for those suffering from musculoskeletal injuries. Your spine specialist will be able to help you determine how to best relieve your discomfort.

Posted on behalf of Sovereign Rehabilitation

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