Treatment for Musculoskeletal Pain
Magnetic Shockwave Therapy* (Also known as Peripheral Magnetic Therapy) is a painless, non-invasive treatment approach that initial research suggests may help a number of conditions in the body. These range from common complaints such as low back pain and neck/shoulder aches, all the way to neurological issues and even rehabilitation after stroke.
The technique involves delivering a series of pulses to the affected part of the body, which causes the nerves in the area to respond, triggering a small, painless twitch in the muscle. Unlike electrical stimulation, no electric current passes through electrodes on the skin, allowing it to even work through clothing, meaning that there is no need to undress. MST has also been found to target deeper structures than electrical stimulation, allowing it to be used on difficult to reach areas, such as the nerves in the lower back. You can find out more here: MST London
Diagnosing 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.