Musculoskeletal Disorders, (known as MSDs) are disorders that can affect the muscles, nerves, tendons, ligaments, joints, cartilage, blood vessels, or spinal discs.
Musculoskeletal Disorders cost the nation up to $50 billion PER YEAR!
The most common Musculoskeletal Disorders are:
- Neck, shoulder and low back pain
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Restricted movement
- Joint problems
- Damaged nerves causing numbness and tingling
There are many different causes of musculoskeletal problems.
They can occur because of activities at home, at work, or during leisure time. They can also occur because of a lack of exercise and failure to properly stretch before physical exertion.
The solution is to correct the physical cause of your musculoskeletal disorders as soon as possible.
Physical problems respond best to a physical solution. Medication can offer only temporary relief.
Solutions to physical problems:
- Correcting spinal misalignments
- Reducing muscle spasms
- Repairing torn or damaged muscles and ligaments
- A routine of gentle stretching
Most musculoskeletal conditions can be prevented with daily stretches and exercise, however, exercise and stretching can further aggravate an already damaged joint, torn muscle, or spinal misalignment if not carefully supervised. It is very important to have a stretching and/or exercise program created for you by a professional.
Stretching loosens tight muscles and ligaments. Ligaments are tissues which connect one bone to another and are involved in all joints in the body. Tight ligaments and muscles are more easily torn and/or injured. When a joint is injured, especially in the spine, it can cause damage to the nerves that are in that area. You should always stop if you feel pain when stretching.
Prevention is the solution!
Some authorities say that 90% of all North Americans will experience a back problem some time in their life.Chiropractors are uniquely qualified to address musculoskeletal disorders due to their extensive education of the spine, muscle structure, and the nervous system.
How can we help?
The team at All American Healthcare is dedicated to helping our patients live a full, healthy, pain-free life. We have two convenient locations in Covington or Hammond, Louisiana dedicated to help you create a healthier workplace environment, leading to a more efficient and productive employee. Contact us today to start designing your personalized corporate wellness program!