Musculoskeletal pain is essentially any pain that impacts the bones, ligaments, muscles, tendons, or nerves. It may onset suddenly and severely (called acute), or last over a long period (called chronic) and be confined to a localized area or extend through multiple parts of the body. If you or someone you know suffers from musculoskeletal pain, Dr. Tewson at Sun 7 Chiropractic in Fairbanks, Alaska, would like to help you learn more about the common condition. The following guide offers some useful introductory information.
The causes of musculoskeletal pain vary widely. Sometimes, repetitive motions gradually lead to damage to muscle over time. Other times, an accident like a sports injury, auto collision, dislocation, or fracture leads to the issue. Poor posture and a sedentary lifestyle may also contribute to the condition, especially in the instance of neck or back pain.
Many people with musculoskeletal pain, such as those with fibromyalgia, say that they feel aches and pains all over. Others may feel the pain in a localized area or may experience a twitching or burning sensation. Difficulty sleeping and fatigue often accompany musculoskeletal pain.
Treatments for musculoskeletal pain extend across the board, but may include manual therapy, medication, or chiropractic care. Medication may include oral tablets, topical creams, and in some cases, injections. Meanwhile, treatments like soft tissue manipulation and chiropractic manipulation help restore the body to its optimal functioning. At Sun 7 Chiropractic, both treatments are offered.
If you suffer from arm, neck, leg, or back pain, consult experienced chiropractors who may be able to help. The team from Sun 7 Chiropractic offers CMT (chiropractic joint manipulation) and FDM (fascial distortion model) to help people with a wide range of unique issues. These treatments aim to create a pathway toward long term, sustainable healing for every individual. To learn more about how Sun 7 Chiropractic can help you, call (907) 456-3302 or visit us at www.sun7chiro.com.