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Musculoskeletal Pain

Dr. Milton Chávez

Family Medicine, Pain & Sports Medicine Specialist located in Wicker Park, Chicago, IL

If you’re plagued by multiple aches and pains throughout your joints and muscles, you may wonder if you’re doomed to a lifetime of discomfort and painkillers. At the office of Dr. Milton Chávez MD, SC, expert physician Dr. Chávez, and the team of health experts choose from a variety of supportive, holistic, and alternative therapies to help you heal and rehabilitate musculoskeletal pain. To find out how you can be pain-free and move comfortably again, contact the office in Wicker Park, Chicago, to schedule an appointment.

Musculoskeletal Pain Q & A

What is musculoskeletal pain?

Musculoskeletal pain encompasses a wide category of pain conditions that afflict your joints, bones, muscles, and nerves, as well as connective tissues such as ligaments and tendons. The most common types of musculoskeletal pain are:

  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Joint pain
  • Tendon and ligament pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Nerve compression (such as carpal tunnel syndrome)

The holistic, procedural medicine experts at Dr. Milton Chávez MD, SC, believe in healing pain by optimizing your body’s functions, rather than masking pain symptoms with medications.

Why do I have musculoskeletal pain?

Many types of musculoskeletal pain are the result of an accident or injury, though you may not feel pain for days or months after the initial incident. That’s why you should always come for a thorough evaluation after a car crash, fall, or other accident. Other reasons for musculoskeletal pain include:

  • Overuse, such as manual labor
  • Underuse due to lack of physical activity
  • Poor posture
  • Inflammation

The pain may cause sleep disturbances or cause fatigue from tension in your muscles.

How is musculoskeletal pain treated?

At Dr. Milton Chávez MD, SC, the doctors take a holistic approach to pain and therefore conduct a thorough examination to identify all of the sources of your pain. Though they may give you medications to make you comfortable right now, their aim is to heal the underlying injuries or conditions that cause your pain, not merely dull the symptoms. 

The practitioners at Dr. Milton Chávez MD, SC, are skilled in a number of science-based, innovative therapies that accelerate healing so you can move and live comfortably again. Based on your individual needs, they may recommend:

  • Regenerative medicine that helps your body repair injured tissues
  • Joint injections to alleviate pain and inflammation
  • Kinesio® taping to increase lymphatic drainage and support muscles
  • Physical therapy to strengthen muscles and correct posture
  • Massage therapies to increase circulation of blood and lymph
  • At-home exercises to build strength and resilience

Don’t accept musculoskeletal pain as a fact of life or part of getting older. Heal your pain and live comfortably again by contacting the professionals at Dr. Milton Chávez MD, SC, by phone or by using the online form.