Musculoskeletal pain is pain that affects the muscles, ligaments, tendons and bones. The causes of musculoskeletal pain are varied but include:

  • Muscle tissue damaged from the wear and tear of daily activities
  • Trauma to an area from jerking movements, auto accidents, falls, fractures, sprains, dislocations and direct blows to the muscle
  • Postural strain
  • Repetitive movements
  • Overuse
  • Prolonged immobilization

Different types of manual therapy or mobilization can be used to treat people with spinal alignment problems.

Other treatments may include:

  • Exercise that includes muscle strengthening and stretching
  • Physical or occupational therapy
  • Acupuncture or acupressure
  • Relaxation/biofeedback techniques
  • Chiropractic care
  • Therapeutic massage