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Dr. Bac Nguyen
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Musculoskeletal Problems (Overview)

Musculoskeletal problems are a group of motor and structural problems that can hinder movement, cause pain, and impair daily activities.


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What are the work related musculoskeletal problems?

What are the work related musculoskeletal problems?

A lot: There are a lot of different work related musculoskeletal problems. They can be over use issues. Strains, sprains or tendonitis. There can be compressive nerve issues such as carpal tunnel syndrome. Neck and back problems may be work related as well. ...Read more

Dr. Bac Nguyen
136 Doctors shared insights

Musculoskeletal Problems (Overview)

Musculoskeletal problems are a group of motor and structural problems that can hinder movement, cause pain, and impair daily activities.


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What kind of alternative medicine (s) are used for musculoskeletal problems?

What kind of alternative medicine (s) are used for musculoskeletal problems?

Many: Acupuncture, massage, vitamins, supplements of many kinds, chiropractic care for skeletal problems are all forms of alternative treatments commonly used for musculoskeletal problems. ...Read more

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What kind of alternative medicine (s) are used/accepted in the us for musculoskeletal problems?

Depends: It depends on what type of musculoskeletal disorders you are talking about - many people use glucosamine chondroitin for osteoarthritis, homeopathic remedies exist for leg cramps, people use otc magnesium for muscle cramps. ...Read more

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Which are the work related musculoskeletal problems among anaesthetists?

Are you serious?: There are no specific issues related to work for those doctors. What would possess you to ask? ...Read more

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Can you tell me if there are any studies done on musculoskeletal problems among anaesthetists?

No: Anaesthetists can order a full compliment of tests as any other physician. There are no specific tests that they personally conduct. ...Read more

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What evaluation should I have for musculoskeletal problems in my hand?

What evaluation should I have for musculoskeletal problems in my hand?

Orthopaedic hand doc: You are best served seeing a hand specialist for this problem. Hand surgeons may have general, orthopaedic or plastic surgery training. I recommend that you find a board certified hand surgeon with a certificate of additional qualification (caq) in hand surgery. If your hand surgeon is also an orthopaedic surgeon, it's an added bonus. Of course, I am biased! ...Read more

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What kind of alternative medicines and treatments are used for musculoskeletal problems?

What kind of alternative medicines and treatments are used for musculoskeletal problems?

Many approaches: There are many alternative approaches including bodywork (chiropractic/osteopathic/massage), acupuncture, frequency specific microcurrent, prolotherapy/prolozone, vitamins/minerals/amino acids & other supplements, herbal medicines, homeopathy, biofeedback, yoga, chi gong & relaxation techniques. Whatever modality, it is best to find the underlying cause & contributing factors & address those issues. ...Read more

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I have musculoskeletal problems in my hand, can you tell me what caused this and. What treatmnent there is?

I have musculoskeletal problems in my hand, can you tell me what caused this and. What treatmnent there is?

Need more info: Not without more information. If you are currently experiencing problems, the best thing to do is to see a physician so he or she can physically examine your hand and help you solve the problem. Common problems would include arthritis or carpal tunnel syndrome, but there are more unusual or severe problems as well. Treatment will depend on the exact diagnosis. ...Read more

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I am in absolute agony & having very severe pain & stiffness in my neck and, and I get intermittent dizziness. I suffer from musculoskeletal problems?

I am in absolute agony & having very severe pain & stiffness in my neck and, and I get intermittent dizziness. I suffer from musculoskeletal problems?

See pain specialist: While prolotherapy may be an option there are many other options. See a pain specialist. Look here: http://www. Poweroveryourpain. Com/next/specialist

or here:

http://pain. Com/pain-clinic/. ...Read more

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I have questions about the long term impact on quality of life and musculoskeletal problems after 1st rib resection and stent placement.

I have questions about the long term impact on quality of life and musculoskeletal problems after 1st rib resection and stent placement.

Excellent questions: First go back and bring your list of questions to the Cardio Thoracic surgeon and surgical team and who operated on you. And or the Cardiologist who will continue to monitor and follow you. They know your particular case well and have examined you. They should be able to answer many of your questions. Good luck! ...Read more

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How do I fix musculoskeletal problems from constant panic attacks, stress, and anxiety? Also years of computer work, lack of stretching and exercise.

How do I fix musculoskeletal problems from constant panic attacks, stress, and anxiety? Also years of computer work, lack of stretching and exercise.

Treat the anxiety: Anxiety can present with feelings of stress and tension. Musculoskeletal pain and tenderness and other physical symptoms may accompany anxiety. Getting treated for the anxiety therefore helps to alleviate associated physical symptoms. Adding some physical workouts also helps the anxiety. ...Read more

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What to do if I have mild torticollis, possible musculoskeletal problem and slipped disc, what now?

What to do if I have mild torticollis, possible musculoskeletal problem and slipped disc, what now?

NSAIDS, ice, heat...: Pain, stiffness, and inflammation can be relieved with otc medications like advil or aleve (naproxen). Ice for about 45 minutes will address inflammation and swelling, never apply ice to the skin, always over a towel or clothing. Follow this by heat for about 20 to 25 minutes to help soothe and relax tight muscles. Daily gentle range of motion, strengthening and stretching exercises. ...Read more

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Is it musculoskeletal problem if I've left chest pain that's quite localised n when I press on the last right ribs it's like bruise. Had been coughing.

Mgt: You may have strained musculature due to the cough. If the cough is resolved and the pain persists or is associated with other symptoms, I would recommend a chest radiograph and PCP visit.
In the meantime, please apply a heating pad to the area. ...Read more

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Have been chasing abd pain, on both sides about at belly button lvl for 4 yrs. No GI problem. + musculoskeletal pain -neck/back/knees. Any ideas?

Have been chasing abd pain, on both sides about at belly button lvl for 4 yrs. No GI problem. + musculoskeletal pain -neck/back/knees. Any ideas?

See your doctor: This could be anything from gas to a kidney stone. If you are on here asking about it, it must be bothering you and uncomfortable. Go to your doctor to get checked out. ...Read more

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Are you a muscular and musculoskeletal doctor that can examine and diagnose my problems?

Are you a muscular and musculoskeletal doctor that can examine and diagnose my problems?

YEs: I am a physiatrist specializing in the non surgical management of musculoskeletal problems. My practice is predominately limited to the nonsurgical treatment of spinal problems (neck and back) as I work in a large orthopedic group with other physicians treating shoulders, knees, etc. ...Read more

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Can musculoskeletal tension, rhinitis, and anxiety cause breathing problems. I had pft which confirmed asthma. I don't take any medications. Should i?

Asthma: Yes but keep in mind people who are short of breath will also have increased muscle tension so difficult to tell cause and effect. Sounds like you would benefit from treatment-may be able to get by with treatment for rhinitis alone but for sure if you are symptomatic then you should be on therapy. ...Read more

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What are some alternative therapies for musculoskelatal problems?

What are some alternative therapies for musculoskelatal problems?

Complementary: Reiki, acupuncture, massage therapy, movement therapy, bioelectromagnetic therapy, chiropractic, osteopathic, therapeutic touch, yoga, relaxation, meditation and hypnosis may be considered alternative therapies. Some professionals might not agree that these are alternative. Some of them are now considered conventional. Also some are considered complementary (additive) instead of alternative. ...Read more

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Can sudden but extremely brief center of chest "jolt" during my jog be a cardiac problem? Could a PVC cause this? Or a musculoskeltal issue?

Can sudden but extremely brief center of chest "jolt" during my jog be a cardiac problem? Could a PVC cause this? Or a musculoskeltal issue?

See below: Your description suggest a PVC. If this was an isolated occurrence, and your not experiencing and difficulty in jogging, it's unlikely to be a sign of underlying heart problem. However, if this happens more often you should see your primary care physician just to be on the safe side. ...Read more

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How to deal with musculoskeletal issues?

How to deal with musculoskeletal issues?

Relaxation, movement: Heat (e.g. warm water, ↑ing temp as tolerated) to ↑ circulation & muscle relaxers (work in brain stem) are often helpful. For bigger issues & more effective troubleshooting, read Robin McKensie's book & seek out evaluation, assistance & training from a physical therapist trained & highly experienced in the Robin McKensie methods which; all based on known anatomy, physiology & scientific methods. ...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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What are the tests for musculoskeletal conditions?

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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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

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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