Musculoskeletal Pain

Blue Ridge Pain & Spine Associates

Pain Management Specialists located in Salem, VA & Christiansburg, VA

Musculoskeletal and rheumatological conditions include a variety of soft tissue, bone, and organ conditions that can lead to ongoing pain and discomfort. If you have chronic musculoskeletal or rheumatological pain, the dedicated practitioners at Blue Ridge Pain & Spine Associates offer innovative treatment solutions in Salem, Christiansburg, and Roanoke, Virginia. Click on the online booking feature to schedule your evaluation or call your nearest location directly.

Musculoskeletal Pain Q & A

What are musculoskeletal and rheumatological conditions?

Musculoskeletal and rheumatological conditions include all types of chronic overuse and autoimmune inflammatory issues that are known for causing ongoing pain. Some of the most common and debilitating musculoskeletal and rheumatological conditions are:

  • Lupus
  • Bone tumors
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Stress fractures
  • Sprains and strains
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Chronic muscle spasms
  • Carpal or tarsal tunnel syndrome

These conditions, as well as others, can affect organs, joints, bones, muscles, and connective tissues all over your body, leading to widespread pain. They can even be localized, meaning you only feel discomfort in a single area. No matter what’s causing your ongoing pain, though, it’s important to have an evaluation and start treatment before the condition starts lowering your quality of life.

When should I see a doctor for musculoskeletal and rheumatological conditions?

Whether you were previously diagnosed with an arthritic condition, injury, or another ailment that’s known for causing ongoing pain, or if you’re experiencing undiagnosed discomfort that’s continuing to progress, the pain specialists at Blue Ridge Pain & Spine Associates encourage you to have an exam.

It’s particularly important to book a musculoskeletal and rheumatological pain evaluation if you experience:

  • Difficulty performing your daily activities or work
  • Tingling or loss of strength in your limbs
  • Sleep disturbances because of pain
  • Burning or twitching muscles
  • Body aches or stiffness

You should also have an evaluation if your chronic pain is starting to make you feel fatigued on a regular basis, or if it’s starting to affect your concentration.

How are musculoskeletal and rheumatological conditions treated?

At Blue Ridge Pain & Spine Associates, your musculoskeletal and rheumatological pain management plan is personalized to you, your diagnosis, and your daily lifestyle. Getting on top of chronic pain and preventing further issues can include a combination of any of the following therapies:

  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
  • Exercise planning or physical therapy
  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections
  • Intravenous (IV) infusion therapy
  • Trigger point injections  
  • Pain medications

Your chronic pain management plan from Blue Ridge Pain & Spine Associates is designed to help restore your quality of life, so musculoskeletal and rheumatological conditions stop keeping you from doing the things you enjoy. 
 
You can get treatment for pain from musculoskeletal and rheumatological conditions at Blue Ridge Pain & Spine Associates. Learn more by booking an exam online or over the phone.