Musculoskeletal disorder

Musculoskeletal Injuries: Symptoms, Causes & Treatments

Musculoskeletal Injuries also known as Musculoskeletal Disorders are soft tissue injuries caused by sudden impact, force, vibration, and unbalanced positions. They can influence the muscles; nerves; ligaments; joints; blood vessels, neck, and lower back.

Types of MSD

There are several musculoskeletal injuries that people suffer from, such as:

  • Tendinitis
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Bone fractures
  • Muscle / Tendon strain
  • Ligament Sprain
  • Tension Neck Syndrome
  • Thoracic Outlet Compression
  • Radial Tunnel Syndrome
  • Trigger Finger
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Herniated Disc and many more.

Symptoms of Musculoskeletal Disorders

People with musculoskeletal injuries may sometimes feel acute pain on their entire bodies and muscles may twitch or burn. Swelling, numbness, and tingling may be the part of MSD symptoms. The symptoms of MSD differ from person to person but there are several symptoms that are common to all, such as:

  • Pain
  • Fatigue
  • Sleep disturbances

Common affected areas

Musculoskeletal Disorders commonly affect the following area:

  • Shoulders
  • Wrists
  • Back
  • Hips
  • Legs
  • Knees
  • Feet

What causes a Musculoskeletal Injury  

Most of people suffer from Musculoskeletal Injury due to our own lifestyle and age. A few causes of this type of injury are:

  • Postural strain
  • Repetitive movements
  • Prolonged uses of computer
  • Poor Posture
  • Trauma
  • Uncomfortable working position
  • Exerting too much force
  • Vibrations
  • Working too long without breaks
  • Sitting in the same position for extended periods

Why Chiropractic Treatment?

Chiropractic care is a safe, drug-free method of spinal manipulation that allows your body to better communicate with itself allowing self healing.  No drugs, no surgery, just a careful, safe and effective method to allow your body to heal itself.

If you are in Lowell and have questions about Musculoskeletal Disorder, please contact the Central Street Chiropractic clinic. Our experienced Massachusetts chiropractors like Dr. Paul Daigle can help show you how to manage this type of problem, and others, through proper, safe chiropractic treatment. You can also find more information at:

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