Musculoskeletal Pain : Direct and Indirect Causes, Diagnosis and Treatments

Some people who experience pain in their muscles and nerves, usually occurring in the lower back area tend to dismiss it as part of the natural ageing process. Yet this is possible only if the pain is acute, which means the pain is mild and short-lived and does not interfere in the performance of daily activities. However, if the pain goes from mild to severe to the point of becoming debilitating, and lasting for more than six months, a doctor will likely diagnose the condition as chronic musculoskeletal pain.

 

What Causes Musculoskeletal Pain?

Musculoskeletal pain commonly arises from an injury that affects the muscles, joints, tendons and ligaments as well as the bones. Such injuries may be sports-related, or as a result of a vehicular accident. Yet they can also occur as a symptom of another disorder like rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, lupus, scoliosis and sarcopenia, which is just to mention a few.

There are also direct causes of musculoskeletal pain, of which some examples include but not limited to the following:

  • Poor posture
  • Overexertion at work or in playing sports
  • Infection of bone or muscles tissues
  • Tumors that apply pressure on the bones and tendons;
  • Prolonged period of bed rest as a result of surgery or lingering illness.

The pain can be described as dull but deep and stabbing, which when felt through the bone is more uncomfortable than the pain occurring in muscles or tendons. Muscle pain is usually linked to muscle cramps, contraction or twitch. Feelings of nerve pain usually have an excruciating quality as if being jabbed by pins and needles.

Treatment of Musculoskeletal Pain

Prior to recommending a medicine or treatment for acute or chronic musculoskeletal pain, the attending physician will first conduct a thorough examination of a patient to determine the root cause. If the doctor’s diagnosis identifies a specific health or injury problem as the main cause, proper medication or treatment therapy will be prescribed. Depending on the severity of the pain described by the person suffering from musculoskeletal pain, the physician will also prescribe a pain reliever and if necessary, a muscle relaxant like Soma, a carisoprodol oral medication.

However, carisoprodol is listed by the FDA as a controlled substance because users of this medication tend to abuse it. In some cases, some others take it in combination with another controlled substance to increase the potency of the drugs. As a controlled substance, it means one can only buy it from a drugstore if accompanied by a medical prescription.

While it is possible to buy soma pills online usa purchasers can do so without prescription but only in limited quantities. A Soma online outlet will want to know if a buyer has existing heart, kidney or liver issues; or if a female buyer is pregnant or currently nursing a newborn. Generally, a Soma online seller does not advise it as oral medication for children or people above 65 unless recommended as a medical treatment.