It is imperative with the onset of pain to any region of the body, that is explained (trauma) or unexplained, that we seek a proper evaluation form a qualified practitioner to ensure that the pain is a result of the musculoskeletal system.
Infection, malignancies (cancer), fractures, or referred pain to from one of many organs must be ruled out
It is imperative with onset of pain to any region of the body, that it is explained (trauma) or unexplained("I awoke with it"), that proper evaluation form a qualified practitioner to ensure that the pain is a result of the musculoskeletal system prior to treatment.
I call these the “big bad uglies”. If the history and evaluation indicates any of the big bad uglies, we need to get you to the appropriate medical professional.
Proper evaluation involves a combination of the following:
- Detailed history
- Biomechanical assessment (watch you move)
- Provocative or pain reproducing orthopedic tests allow us to differentiate the pain producing structures to effectively eliminate your symptoms.
This collection of information obtained from the evaluation will allow for a proper diagnosis and personalized treatment plan. Allowing individualized treatment protocols based on your specific set of symptoms and comfort levels!