CONSERVATIVE TREATMENT FOR MUSCULOSKELETAL PAIN
One in two Americans have a musculoskeletal condition. These conditions vary from arthritis, back and neck pain, and osteoporosis. If you’re suffering from musculoskeletal pain, you can find pain relief beyond pain killers and operations. Here’s what you need to know.
WHAT IS MUSCULOSKELETAL PAIN?
Musculoskeletal pain affects the muscles, ligaments, tendons, and bones.
Musculoskeletal pain can be caused from:
Wear and tear of daily activities
Poor body mechanics
The symptoms of musculoskeletal pain vary from person to person. They include:
Entire body aches
The feeling of pulled or overworked muscles
Medication is often used to treat inflammation or pain. More and more people are rightfully seeking drug-free treatments. Nearly 500,000 people are admitted to emergency rooms every year due to overdose, and lowering dosage can often cause withdrawal symptoms, even when addiction isn’t present. Non-medicated pain solutions include:
Dorsal Root Ganglion Therapy
Electromyography and/or Nerve Conduction Studies
Facet Joint Injections
Medical Branch Blocks
Physical Therapy/Home Exercises
Sacral Iliac Injections
Spinal Cord Stimulator
FACTS ABOUT SURGERY
Experts say that tens of thousands of times each year, patients undergo surgery that is not necessary. In fact, studies find 10-20% of all operations are unnecessary. These operations include cesarean sections, hysterectomies, knee replacements, and yes, spinal surgeries. It’s important for spine professionals to seek options for their patients outside of surgery. Its equally as important for those suffering from musculoskeletal pain to find doctors that practice both surgical and conservative methods.
WHAT TO DO
The experts at Sonoran Spine are dedicated to creating individual plans for our patients, seeking out every option possible, and approaching surgery conservatively. To find a solution for your pain, request an appointment today.