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Musculoskeletal Disorder

Musculoskeletal Disorder are common in modern society. The prevalence of neck, shoulder and low back pain has increased. Low back pain and neck pain  Most of us suffer pain from  our low back, neck, shoulder, hand/wrist and knee. The  consequences of Musculoskeletal Disorderare lower quality of life, sleep disruptions, care seeking and absenteeism. Recurrences of  Musculoskeletal Disorder have been shown to be both frequent and costly. Studies shown that pain does not resolve itself when ignored.


Chronic Pain afflicts large numbers of our population, reducing your quality of life, disrupting your  daily activities. Most chronic pain arises from the overloading of muscular systems


What Are The Causes Of Musculoskeletal Disorder?

Physical load work or repetitive stress  or play increase your risk for the occurrence of musculoskeletal disorders. Some possible causes of pain or ache include:


  • Poor posture
  • Repetitive Strain
  • Trauma (direct and indirect)
  • Muscle strain
  • Muscle spasm
  • Pressure on the inter-vertebral discs
  • Nerve compression or entrapment
  • Fractures
  • Arthritis
  • Osteoporosis


How Can Musculoskeletal Disorder Be Treated?


The treatment of Musculoskeletal Disorder should be directed at both the Musculoskeletal Disorder as well as the underlying cause. Some possible options for treatment of  include:


Musculoskeletal Disorder treatment addresses acute and chronic pain. Complementary Therapy recommends that prevention should be consider to reduce or eliminate the recurrence of Musculoskeletal Disorder.


Learn More

The role of myofascial trigger points in musculoskeletal pain syndromes of the head and neck

Risk factors for musculoskeletal disorders among nursing personnel in Greek hospitals

Different risk factors for musculoskeletal complaints and musculoskeletal sickness absence

Prevalence, risk factors, and preference-based health states of low back pain in a Turkish population 

Risk factors for non-specific low back pain in schoolchildren and their parents: a population based study

Effects of Trigger Point Therapy on children with cerebral palsy

Painful myofascial trigger points and pain sites in men with chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome.

Trigger Point Therapy

Trigger points: diagnosis and management

Healing Pain with Trigger Point Therapy

The role of myofascial trigger points in musculoskeletal pain syndromes of the head and neck

Interrater reliability of palpation of myofascial trigger points in three shoulder muscles

Myofascial Trigger Point Therapy — What Is It?

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