Overview | Causes | Symptoms | Diagnosis | Treatment
Musculoskeletal symptoms of pain affect the muscles, ligaments and tendons, and bones.
The causes of musculoskeletal symptoms vary. Wear and tear from daily activities can cause damage to muscle tissues. Musculoskeletal conditions can arise from trauma such as sudden jerking from an auto accident or a fall. Other causes include postural strain, repetitive or overuse injury or prolonged immobilization. Poor posture or poor body mechanics may lead to spinal alignment problems and muscle shortening. This can cause other muscles to be improperly used and become painful.
A symptom of muscle strain may be an excruciating spasm in the back
that is very painful. Some people may describe it as feeling like an entire body ache. Muscles may feel as if they are overworked or pulled. Symptoms may be pain, fatigue or sleeplessness.
Outlined below are some of the diagnostic tools that your physician
may use to gain insight into your condition and determine the best
treatment plan for your condition.
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