What is musculoskeletal medicine?
Musculoskeletal medicine is a branch of healthcare that seeks to examine, diagnose and treat disorders related to the movement of the human body in order to improve our relationship with pain and help us lead a better life. Back and neck pain, discomfort in the muscles and joints of the back, and inflammation are musculoskeletal conditions that result from injury, aging, lack of exercise and poor diet. The standardized western narrative for treating such injuries is to repress symptoms with medication or seek to correct them aggressively by using invasive procedures that are often unwarranted.
Changing the narrative with musculoskeletal medicine
Musculoskeletal medicine sees these injuries in a more conservative light and seeks to treat them as such. And every year studies are released which indicate that, for all but the most serious injuries, conservative methods offer an equally effective treatment with a much lower level of risk and far fewer side effects. It is a multi-dimensional form of healthcare that seeks to incorporate spinal adjustment, manual manipulation methods, physical therapy, exercise therapy and more into a cohesive package which helps deliver long, lasting pain relief.
Chiropractic is a form of musculoskeletal medicine
At Basco Chiropractic, we are dedicated to helping you address your pain head on. Your pain guides our treatment: with a comprehensive medical examination, we can determine what musculoskeletal cause is creating your pain and begin the process of correcting the dysfunction. If you are caught in the grips of chronic back pain, give us a call to find out how chiropractic modalities can help you address your pain and correct it in a natural and holistic manner.