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Dr. Craig Morton
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Musculoskeletal Pain (Overview)

Musculoskeletal pain = discomfort of bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons or their associated nerves.


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Does ibandronic acid tablets cause musculoskeletal pain?

Does ibandronic acid tablets cause musculoskeletal pain?

YEs it can: This drug belongs to a class of drugs called bisphosphonates and is used for osteoporosis and other bone related problems. Nusculosketal pain is common with this drug as is GI problems like ulcers, etc if not taken correctly. Check with your physician to rule out any other cause for the pain before stopping this drug. ...Read more

Dr. Craig Morton
395 Doctors shared insights

Musculoskeletal Pain (Overview)

Musculoskeletal pain = discomfort of bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons or their associated nerves.


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Why does sustained deep pressure to musculoskeletal painful areas eliminate pain for a while?

Why does sustained deep pressure to musculoskeletal painful areas eliminate pain for a while?

It is called..: Acupressure. The stimulus blocks pain impulses from entering the nervous sytem temporarily! ...Read more

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Musculoskeletal pain (Tip)

Following a musculoskeletal injury use rice for treating the area: rest, ice, compression, & elevate. ...See more

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Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

Use your pain medication as directed
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Avoid fast movements
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See your doctor if your neck pain hasn't improved in 1 week
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Can a spinal cord stimulator be used to treat musculoskeletal pain?

Technically No: Spinal cord stimulation is intended for chronic neuropathic pain affecting the trunk and extremities. Your pain specialist can help determine if scs is right for you. If your pain is more neuropathic than muscular than it may be an option. ...Read more

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Who treats musculoskeletal pain better a chiropractor or an osteopath?

Who treats musculoskeletal pain better a chiropractor or an osteopath?

It depends: If the pain is really mild, try to stay away from doctors. They may want to do an x-ray, etc. However, if you are on medications like statins, such pain may be indicative of a more serious problem like rhabdomyolysis. Nerve pain may be indicative of diabetes. If it's back pain, try to strengthen your muscle core. For backs and necks, I say chiropractor. For pain elsewhere, I say osteopath. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Bowman Dr. Bowman
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Musculoskeletal pain (Tip)

There is a specialty for pain management. ...See more

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Managing Knee Pain (Checklist)

Try to determine the cause
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If swollen, ice the knee with a bag of ice, frozen peas, etc.
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See a doctor
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Consider seeing a physical therapist
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What is myofascial trigger point release for musculoskeletal pain?

See below: A myofascial trigger point is thought to be an area of irritable muscle. Pressure on this area will often cause local pain as well as a referral of pain to other sites. The exact nature and cause of these trigger points is unknown but they do exist. Trigger point release is a manual therapy technique to desensitize this spot. It usually consists of deep pressure as well as stretch of the muscle. ...Read more

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What's idiopathic musculoskeletal pain syndrome?

See below: Idiopathic is simply a fancy term to say that we do not know what the cause is. In this case, this would be a very general term that states that the person has musculoskeletal pain and we do not know the cause. The condition that comes closest to this is fibromyalgia which is widespread muscular pain whose cause is unknown. ...Read more

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Managing Pain from Cancer (Checklist)

Ask an oncologist to refer you to a cancer pain specialist
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Ask a pain specialist about both interventional and medication options
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If you have pancreatic cancer, ask about a celiac plexus block
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If you have neuropathy, request a trial of ketamine-based topical creams
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Does ibandronic acid tablets cause musculoskeletal pain?

YEs it can: This drug belongs to a class of drugs called bisphosphonates and is used for osteoporosis and other bone related problems. Nusculosketal pain is common with this drug as is GI problems like ulcers, etc if not taken correctly. Check with your physician to rule out any other cause for the pain before stopping this drug. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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Musculoskeletal pain (Tip)

Live with the pain instead of for the pain. ...See more

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Living with Ongoing Pain (Checklist)

Go to a physician who is trained to treat chronic pain
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Continue to look for more therapies that might be right for you
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Make sure to keep moving, as pain will only get worse
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Consider counseling for coping strategies
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How do you diagnose idiopathic musculoskeletal pain syndrome?

How do you diagnose idiopathic musculoskeletal pain syndrome?

Challenging: This is a diagnosis of exclusion, meaning that no other diagnosis can be found. If may require a long workup. ...Read more

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Managing Back Pain (Checklist)

Lose weight
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Reduce stress by moving gracefully with tai chi, yoga, or dance
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Increase flexibility with gentle exercises and/or physical therapy
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Gradually increase muscle tone and strength to support your back
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Can you tell me about idiopathic musculoskeletal pain syndrome?

Can you tell me about idiopathic musculoskeletal pain syndrome?

Musculoskeletal pain: It is musculoskeletal pain of unknown causation. It simply means that your doctor has not figured out what its is the source of your pain. Sometimes it takes detective work to figure out what is causing ones pain. ...Read more

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How can you stop sublexations which are causing musculoskeletal pain?

How can you stop sublexations which are causing musculoskeletal pain?

Chiropractic: This is essentially what chiropractors treat. Unfortunately, if you are moving, you can subluxate your vertebrae. ...Read more

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Managing Chronic Pelvic Pain (Checklist)

See your doctor for an evaluation
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Have a pelvic exam
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Have an ultrasound
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Can you tell me anything about idiopathic musculoskeletal pain syndrome?

Amplified pain.: This pain syndrome is more common (or more documented) in children. When a painful stimulus is experienced, the body doesn't process the message in the normal way. The pain message gets rerouted along additional nerve pathways. But the pain is amplified because of the additional pathways. Need more room for more. A rheumatologist or neurologist can best help first. ...Read more

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Musculoskeletal pain (Tip)

Turmeric is great for joint pain! ...See more

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How can I get relief for upper back musculoskeletal pain?

How can I get relief for upper back musculoskeletal pain?

Need to see a doc: There are many causes for a person to have any kind of pain. Therefore one size does not fit all. This is why it is important to see a doctor, preferably one who is trained in the diagnosis and treatment of various pain syndromes of the spine and other conditions. They can also make sure that there the pain is not from a non spine source. ...Read more

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Is poor posture is linked to chronic musculoskeletal pain?

Is poor posture is linked to chronic musculoskeletal pain?

It can contribute: Poor posture can contribute to both low back and neck pain. This can in turn lead to severe musculoskeletal pain. ...Read more

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Musculoskeletal pain (Tip)

Desensitization is a great way to lessen incisional pain. ...See more

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Could you think poor posture is linked to chronic musculoskeletal pain?

It's possible.: Poor posture results in muscle imbalances and could cause pain. You should see an athletic trainer or physical therapist, who could"rebalance" you, and improve your posture. ...Read more

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Please explain the gastron technique for management of musculoskeletal pain.?

Please explain the gastron technique for management of musculoskeletal pain.?

See below: The graston technique is a type of deep muscle work that tries to address irritibility in muscle tissue. It is basically a type of deep tissue massage and it uses a device to try to clear out irritable areas of muscle. It can be very uncomfortable as a lot of these techniques are. ...Read more

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How we can differentiate musculoskeletal pain, neropathic pain and psychosomatic pain?

Chronic Pain: It is very difficult to differentiate musculoskeletal, neuropathic or psychogenic pain because they manifest similarly and they affect the same system. The association with certain lesions in the spine, with chronic diseases like diabetes, herpes infection or cancer may indicate the diagnoses, or the presence of post-traumatic stress disorder could be diagnostic as well. Work with your doctor. ...Read more

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What can you tell us about the gastron technique for management of musculoskeletal pain.?

What can you tell us about the gastron technique for management of musculoskeletal pain.?

Graston: This technique is used by chiropractors and perhaps some pt's. It is the use of metal rods and bars rolled over tense and tight muscles to promote blood flow, break down "adhesions", relax the muscle. ...Read more

Dr. Harold Peltan Dr. Peltan
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Musculoskeletal pain (Tip)

Exercise and massage can help reduce pain. ...See more

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What is myofascial trigger point release for musculoskeletal pain?

See below: A myofascial trigger point is thought to be an area of irritable muscle. Pressure on this area will often cause local pain as well as a referral of pain to other sites. The exact nature and cause of these trigger points is unknown but they do exist. Trigger point release is a manual therapy technique to desensitize this spot. It usually consists of deep pressure as well as stretch of the muscle. ...Read more