What is Musculoskeletal Medicine?
Musculoskeletal Medicine is the branch of medicine which addresses pain in the muscles, bones, ligaments and joints. It involves the non-surgical treatment of varied conditions like back pain, neck pain , (both acute and chronic), triggerpoints, sciatic-type pain, pain associated with arthritis, whiplash injuries, sports injuries, fibromyalgia, myofascial pain, disc and nerve pain.
Orthopaedic Surgeons operate whereas Musculoskeletal Physicians use various non-invasive therapies, taking a Holistic approach to managing pain and dysfunction.
Therapies used include spinal mobilisation and manipulation, exercise prescription, acupuncture and dry needling, as well as myofascial triggerpoint injections and pharmacotherapy. The peripheral joints, such as the knee, hip and shoulder are also managed along similar lines emphasising education and self management of all musculosketal conditions
Some of the conditions I can manage/treat include the following:
Musculoskeletal headaches and neck pains
Shoulder and upper limb pain
Thoracic and lumbar spine pains
Hip, knee and lower limb pain and dysfunction