There is certain stiffness that starts to appear in the body as a result of pain in the muscles. The musculoskeletal pain is usually caused by any injury to the bones, muscles, ligaments and nerves. The injuries can be as a result of car accidents, sprains, falls, dislocation or sometimes direct blows to the muscle. Whatever the case is, it makes people quite weak as they are unable to perform the normal movement because of stiffness and pain in the muscles.
The Causes of Musculoskeletal Pain
From person to person as well as considering the activities in which the people are involved, musculoskeletal pain varies a lot. Apart from the accidents, falls or direct blows to the muscle, this kind of pain is also caused because of repetitive movements, overuse of muscles, prolonged immobilization etc. Moreover, if you are a person who does not take care about his/her proper posture your body mechanics might bring spinal alignment problems for you leading to muscle shortening. Eventually, chronic pain is felt in the muscles.
How is the Muscular Pain Confirmed!
Patients suffering from musculoskeletal pain face the problem a whole body ache that makes them feel like their body is being pulled or overworked. The symptoms of musculoskeletal pain varying from person to person are as follows:
- Chronic pain in the muscles
- Sleep disturbances
How is the Pain Diagnosed!
Your specialist will diagnose the acute pain related to the muscles by performing a thorough physical examination and analyzing a patient’s medical history in depth. Moreover, he/she will make the most of the diagnostic studies in order to confirm the diagnosis.
What are the Treatment Plans for Musculoskeletal Pain!
- Injections along with anesthesia and anti-inflammatory medications are performed in the areas if chronic pain
- Osteopathic manipulation; an evaluation that is designed in order to achieve and maintain health by restoring the normal functioning of the body
- Pain management care
- Therapeutic massage
- Relaxation or biofeedback techniques
- Exercise that specially involves strengthening and stretching the muscles
- Physical or occupational therapy
If you or any of your loved one is suffering from some 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 anaesthesiologist and certified Pain Management Specialist who has been practicing pain relief techniques for the past several years with effective results.