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Repetitive Strain Injury

Repetitive Strain Injury 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 Repetitive Strain Injuryare lower quality of life, sleep disruptions, care seeking and absenteeism. Recurrences of  Repetitive Strain Injury 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 Repetitive Strain Injury?


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

A thorough history and a comprehensive diagnosis are essential to determine the cause of pain. Other some useful investigations that may also be done where appropriate include:


  • Complete blood count.
  • X-rays of spine.
  • CT scan of spine.
  • MRI of spine.
  • Bone scan.
  • Investigations for other possible causes like tumors and gynecological problems.


How Can Repetitive Strain Injury Be Treated?


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


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