Musculoskeletal Pain

managing painDiagnosing and Managing Musculoskeletal Pain

Musculoskeletal pain can be a symptom of many conditions but for some people it’s a condition in its own right and can be very painful, without any true, defined condition or syndrome recorded as the cause. If your doctor diagnosis musculoskeletal pain there are a number of ways you can be treated and also modify your lifestyle.

Diagnosing Musculoskeletal Pain

A diagnosis of musculoskeletal pain may be linked to the diagnosis of a wider condition such a fibromyalgia or it may be specifically diagnosed in its own right. Dr Stephanie Barrett can carry out a full physical examination and may request further testing such as scans or x-rays of the area in which the pain occurs.

Treating Musculoskeletal Pain

Dr Stephanie Barrett will recommend the right treatment for your specific pain and it may include a combination of medications and other therapies.

Medication of Musculoskeletal Pain

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories (NSAIDs) can help to treat the inflammation and pain related to musculoskeletal pain. You may also be offered injections with anaesthetic or stronger anti-inflammatories.

Therapy for Musculoskeletal Pain

Therapies that Dr Stephanie Barrett may refer you for after diagnosis include occupational therapy, osteopathic manipulation, chiropractic care, therapeutic massage and even acupuncture in some instances.

Managing Life with Musculoskeletal Pain

Like all medical conditions you may find your pain improves if you work on your diet and exercise. Light exercises may be provided by Dr Stephanie Barrett or specialist and if your weight is part of the problem then making changes to your diet could really help in relieving the pain. Gentle exercises designed to stretch and strengthen your muscles can help them repair and relieve the surrounding pain.

With musculoskeletal pain almost every condition is unique, which is why a specific disease or syndrome can’t always be found, and therefore it is integral your treatment is personalised and prescribed by professional doctors and specialists.

Do you have questions about Musculoskeletal Pain?

If you have any questions about musculoskeletal pain or would like to book an appointment with Dr Stephanie Barrett then please get in touch here.