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Musculoskeletal Pain Specialist

Advanced Wellness Center

Physical Therapists & Pain Management Specialists located in Woodridge, IL

Researchers estimate that about one in two Americans experience musculoskeletal pain. Though common, without intervention and treatment, pain can interfere with your quality of life and keep you from your favorite activities. At Advanced Wellness Center, the group of interdisciplinary medical professionals offers minimally invasive treatments for musculoskeletal pain, including IV hydration, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy, and trigger point injections. To make an appointment at the practice in Woodridge, Illinois, call the office today or click the online booking feature.

Musculoskeletal Pain Q & A

What is musculoskeletal pain?

Musculoskeletal pain is any discomfort that affects your muscles, tendons, ligaments, or bones. Sometimes, the pain occurs in one area of the body, like an arthritic joint. Other times, musculoskeletal pain occurs throughout the body due to a chronic condition like fibromyalgia or chronic pain syndrome (CPS).

Musculoskeletal pain ranges in severity. For some people, it’s a minor annoyance; for others, it results in long-term disability. 

What are the symptoms of musculoskeletal pain?

Symptoms of musculoskeletal pain include:

  • Stiffness and/or Tightness
  • Soreness
  • Swelling
  • Redness
  • Weakness
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Fatigue

As your pain gets worse, you might also experience difficulty moving the affected area of your body. 

What causes musculoskeletal pain?

Musculoskeletal pain occurs for various reasons, including:

  • Arthritis 
  • Autoimmune conditions 
  • Osteoporosis
  • Sports injuries
  • Poor posture
  • Living a sedentary lifestyle
  • Infections of your bones or soft tissues

You might also experience musculoskeletal pain due to a repetitive use injury. For example, if your job requires regularly using hand tools, you might experience carpal tunnel syndrome — an overuse injury that affects the hands and wrists.

How is musculoskeletal pain diagnosed?

To diagnose musculoskeletal pain, your Advanced Wellness Center provider reviews your health history and asks about your symptoms, including where the pain occurs and what it feels like. 

Next, your provider conducts a comprehensive exam. The exam is done to ensure there aren’t any contraindications for treatment. Depending on the source of your pain, they might press on or move the affected area. Your provider might also check your reflexes, muscle strength, and range of motion. 

If an exam and discussion of your symptoms aren’t enough to determine the cause of your pain, your provider might order additional tests like blood work, X-rays, or joint fluid testing.

How is musculoskeletal pain treated?

At Advanced Wellness Center, the experienced practitioners use conservative and minimally invasive treatments to relieve musculoskeletal pain. Depending on the type of pain you experience, they might recommend trigger point injections, viscosupplementation, IV hydration, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy, or another type of regenerative medicine.

Ultimately, the goal is to ease your symptoms, encourage mobility, and improve your quality of life. To receive treatment for musculoskeletal pain, make an appointment at Advanced Wellness Center by calling the office or clicking the online booking feature today.