All Valley Rehabilitation, Spine and Pain Institute

Musculoskeletal Injuries

Pain Medicine, Interventional Pain Medicine & Rehabilitation and Pain Management Physician Specialist located in Edinburg, TX

Musculoskeletal Injuries

Musculoskeletal injuries are among the leading causes of disability worldwide. Fortunately, they often improve with rest, rehabilitation, and other minimally invasive treatments. At All Valley Rehabilitation, Spine and Pain Institute, in Edinburg, Texas, board-certified physiatrist and integrative pain management specialist Nashin Manohar, DO, provides complete care for musculoskeletal injuries. Call All Valley Rehabilitation, Spine and Pain Institute today to schedule an appointment or book your visit online.

Musculoskeletal Injuries Q & A

What are musculoskeletal injuries?

Musculoskeletal injuries affect the musculoskeletal system, including the bones, muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves, and joints.

Everyone experiences musculoskeletal injuries throughout their lives. Most of these injuries are minor and improve with rest and conservative treatment. But if your symptoms continue or get worse, seeking medical help becomes necessary.

What are some common musculoskeletal injuries?

At All Valley Rehabilitation, Spine and Pain Institute, Dr. Manohar treats various musculoskeletal injuries, including:

  • Sprains, strains, and tears
  • Pinched nerves
  • Herniated discs
  • Meniscus tears
  • Pain, swelling, and numbness
  • Carpal and tarsal tunnel syndrome
  • Connective tissue diseases and disorders

Sometimes, musculoskeletal injuries occur due to overexertion, repetitive strain, or general wear-and-tear.

Should I seek treatment for musculoskeletal injuries?

Make an appointment at All Valley Rehabilitation, Spine and Pain Institute if you suffer a musculoskeletal injury, like a fall off a ladder or a car accident, which causes sudden or severe pain. That’s particularly true if the pain interferes with your job or other parts of your life.

How are musculoskeletal injuries diagnosed?

Dr. Manohar reviews your medical records and asks about your symptoms, including if the pain is acute or chronic and whether it responds to rest, ice, or elevation.

Next, he completes a physical exam. Dr. Manohar checks your skin for swelling and bruising and gently presses the affected area to pinpoint sensitive places. He also orders several tests, including electromyography (EMG) and diagnostic imaging.

How are musculoskeletal injuries treated?

At All Valley Rehabilitation, Spine and Pain Institute, Dr. Manohar treats musculoskeletal injuries using a conservative and minimally invasive approach. He could recommend:

  • Bursa injections
  • Epidural injections
  • Facet injections
  • Muscle injections
  • Physical therapy and rehabilitation
  • Occupational therapy
  • Activity changes
  • Assistive devices, like a walker or crutches

Dr. Manohar administers all integrative pain management injections using ultrasound-guided imaging. This advanced technique improves the accuracy and effectiveness of the treatment.

Can musculoskeletal injuries be prevented?

You can reduce your risk of musculoskeletal injuries by keeping your bones, joints, and muscles healthy. Dr. Manohar recommends practicing proper lifting techniques, stretching regularly, and having good posture. If you work a demanding job, limit repetitive movements and always wear the necessary personal protective equipment (PPE).

Call All Valley Rehabilitation, Spine and Pain Institute today to request treatment for a musculoskeletal injury, or book your appointment online.