According to the latest statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 50 million Americans live with chronic pain. Although more common in older adults, chronic pain can affect individuals of any age and is one of the most cited reasons people give for visiting their physician.
Our specialty team at Regenerative Medical Group (RMG), located in Orange, California, offers a wide variety of medically sound treatments that help you overcome the health challenges associated with chronic musculoskeletal pain.
Rather than simply masking your symptoms with various pain medications, we focus on addressing the issues driving your discomfort.
Understanding the health effects of chronic musculoskeletal pain
Musculoskeletal pain refers to the discomfort that involves your muscles, bones, ligaments, tendons, and nerves. Any pain that lasts for more than three months is considered chronic and may range from mild and achy to severe enough to interfere with your daily routine.
Any level of chronic pain, however, can affect your sleep, mood/mental health, and quality of life. Many of the difficulties associated with chronic pain can also impact other aspects of your physical health.
Lack of sleep, for instance, can increase your risk of:
- Diabetes type 2
- Heart attack
- Impaired immune response to illness
The treatments we offer at RMG help alleviate chronic pain by tackling the condition causing your symptoms.
What causes chronic musculoskeletal pain?
Common causes of chronic musculoskeletal pain include:
- Degenerative joint disease related to osteoarthritis
- Traumatic injury
- Postsurgical pain syndrome
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Overuse injuries related to sports or work activities
- Osteoporosis (decreased bone density)
- Spinal disc disease
- Nerve compression causing irritation and inflammation
- Muscle loss (atrophy) due to physical inactivity, injury, or disease
- Poor posture
Note that some of these issues can cause localized pain in a specific area while others, such as fibromyalgia, can cause chronic widespread pain in joints, tendons, and muscles throughout your body.
Treating chronic musculoskeletal pain
The chronic pain treatments we offer at Regenerative Medical Group include:
Musculoskeletal Injection helps reduce pain caused due to soft-tissue damage resulting from aging and overuse. It speeds up your body’s regeneration process naturally and also reduces stiffness by injecting the lubricant in the areas lacking the fluid, ultimately restoring joint health.
Neuromuscular Rehabilitation includes therapeutic exercises, massage, and balance activities designed to restore circulation, relieve nerve compression, correct postural issues, and otherwise overcome the loss of neuromuscular control related to chronic pain issues.
IV infusion therapy delivers essential fluids and micronutrients directly into your bloodstream, making these vital substances immediately available to your muscles, joints, and other tissues. Carefully balanced to meet your individual requirements, these treatments can also help reduce inflammation related to chronic tissue damage.
Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT)
Developed and practiced by trained osteopathic physicians, OMT includes several deeply relaxing and restful therapeutic techniques that are designed to improve muscle, joint, and tendon function and reduce pain.
Don’t surrender your life and health to chronic musculoskeletal pain. For more information on any of the services we offer, schedule an evaluation at Regenerative Medical Group today.