General Musculo-Skeletal Health:
Specializing in musculo-skeletal health
This is a very common disorder across North-America. MSD’s are the single largest category of workplace injuries and are responsible for almost 30% of all worker’s compensation costs.
The risk of developing MSDs increases with age. The severity of MSDs can vary. In some cases, they cause pain and discomfort that interferes with your everyday activities. Early diagnosis and treatment may help ease your symptoms and improve your long-term outlook. In some cases, the symptoms of MSDs interfere with everyday tasks, such as walking or typing. You may develop a limited range of motion and have trouble completing your routine activities.
MSD’s prevention does not have to be difficult or complex. All you really need is the ability and the will to recognize, assess and control MSD hazards in the same way you would any other hazard in the workplace. It can be how you seat at your desk or the height and position of your computer screen, how long you stay seated etc.
Your body is made up of muscles, tendons and ligament, bones and joints, and associated tissues responsible for bodily movements and maintaining structure and form. Conditions affecting these tissues can be debilitating and painful, and have a profound impact on physical activities and movement. Good Health is defined as the absence of disease or illness within all of the parts of system and in this regard, prevention is the key.
Some of the most common musculoskeletal issues, conditions and related sequelae experienced by Canadian women include the following:
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Bone fractures
- Repetitive strain injuries
- Chronic pain
- Sleep dysfunction
- Hand injuries
Prevalent chronic musculoskeletal complaints include:
- Recurrent pain
- Stiff joints
- Dull aches
- Overall lack of function
If you are experiencing persisting symptoms stemming from musculoskeletal disorders, please make an appointment with us or see your family physician. At Pillars of Wellness we make use of a holistic model of treatment whereby treatment team members will collaborate with you and each in order to provide the best treatment available.