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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
387 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 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

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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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Write down severity, duration, location (front/back of knee, etc.)
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If swollen, ice the knee with a bag of ice, bag of frozen peas, etc.
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See a doctor
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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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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

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Managing Pain from Cancer (Checklist)

Ask oncologist to refer you to cancer pain specialist
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Ask pain specialist about both interventional and medication options
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If pancreatic cancer, ask about a celiac plexus block
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If neuropathy, request 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)

Be sure correct diagnosis is made
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Only go to a pain physician 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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Keep moving. Do not let pain sideline you. Pain will only get worse.
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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 Chronic Pelvic Pain (Checklist)

office evaluation
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pelvic exam
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ultrasound
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