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Dr. Kim Fagan
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Musculoskeletal Conditions (Overview)

A musculoskeletal condition is a condition in which a person has a problem with his bony skeleton, his muscles and the tendons attaching muscles to bones, and/or his ligaments attaching bones together at joints. Problems can be birth defects, growth disorders, fractures or other injuries, auto-immune damage, infections, etc...


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What symtoms do musculoskeletal conditions manifest?

What symtoms do musculoskeletal conditions manifest?

Pain, tightness...: Pain, muscle tightness and/or spasms, limited range of motion, fatigue and weakness. ...Read more

Dr. Kim Fagan
101 doctors shared insights

Musculoskeletal Conditions (Overview)

A musculoskeletal condition is a condition in which a person has a problem with his bony skeleton, his muscles and the tendons attaching muscles to bones, and/or his ligaments attaching bones together at joints. Problems can be birth defects, growth disorders, fractures or other injuries, auto-immune damage, infections, etc...


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Neurologists both diagnose and treat musculoskeletal conditions, right?

Neurologists both diagnose and treat musculoskeletal conditions, right?

Not exactly: They usually treat problems related to the neurologic system that would involve both brain and peripheral problems regarding both diagnostics and treatment. ...Read more

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What are the tests for musculoskeletal conditions?

Multiple tests: The tests available are dependent on the conditions at hand. First and foremost a comprehensive history and physical exam is needed to identify the problem and direct the appropriate testing. Most commonly, x-ray, ct scan, mri, and diagnostic ultrasound are used for additional diagnosis. Certain blood tests can screen for systemic arthritic conditions. ...Read more

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What are the tests for musculoskeletal conditions?

Multiple tests: The tests available are dependent on the conditions at hand. First and foremost a comprehensive history and physical exam is needed to identify the problem and direct the appropriate testing. Most commonly, x-ray, ct scan, mri, and diagnostic ultrasound are used for additional diagnosis. Certain blood tests can screen for systemic arthritic conditions. ...Read more

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What symtoms do musculoskeletal conditions manifest?

Pain, tightness...: Pain, muscle tightness and/or spasms, limited range of motion, fatigue and weakness. ...Read more

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Neurologists both diagnose and treat musculoskeletal conditions, right?

Not exactly: They usually treat problems related to the neurologic system that would involve both brain and peripheral problems regarding both diagnostics and treatment. ...Read more

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What do medical doctors think of chiropractors that only treat musculoskeletal conditions?

What do medical doctors think of  chiropractors that only treat musculoskeletal conditions?

A little better: Most chiropractors seem to have no limits to what they think is caused by their bizarre theories of disease and so "treat" an amazing variety of illnesses. A modest few confine their efforts to musculoskeletal conditions and are to be congratulated for this. They are far less likely to do harm for this group. ...Read more

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Whats idiopathic musculoskeletal pain syndrome?

Whats 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