What are Musculoskeletal Conditions?
Musculoskeletal conditions are conditions involving joints, muscles, bones, ligaments, tendons, and nerves. These conditions are very common these days and include conditions such as arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, fibromyalgia, tendinitis, and many more. The severity of musculoskeletal conditions varies from person to person. In some cases, there is discomfort and pain while performing daily activities. However, early detection and treatment of musculoskeletal conditions can ease the symptoms.
Causes of Musculoskeletal Conditions
Wear and tear on your musculoskeletal system can cause these conditions. Certain activities such as sitting in the same position for a long time, bad sitting posture, doing repetitive motions, and lifting heavy objects can lead to musculoskeletal conditions. There are some other factors like age, lifestyle, occupation, and family history that can also lead to these conditions.
Symptoms of Musculoskeletal Conditions
There are many common symptoms of musculoskeletal conditions:
- regular or frequent pain
- stiffness in joints
- swelling of joints, muscles
- dull aches
Musculoskeletal conditions can affect any significant area of the musculoskeletal system such as back, neck, shoulders, hips, legs, or knees.
Chiropractic Care for Musculoskeletal Conditions
Recent studies have shown that chiropractic care is a very effective way of treating musculoskeletal conditions such as back pain, or sciatica. Researchers found that there are more benefits of chiropractic treatment relative to treatment from medical doctors. Back pain is the most common problem faced by people and spinal manipulation for back pain is the most effective treatment right now. That being said, chiropractors can treat other issues such as carpal tunnel syndrome and headaches as well.