Musculoskeletal disorders and injuries are among the most common ailments experienced by adults. Be it chronic shoulder pain, knee joint stiffness, or carpal tunnel syndrome, musculoskeletal ailments can severely affect the quality of your life and restrict your movement as well as flexibility.
Unfortunately, many people resort to invasive and risky surgical procedures for their condition that can be otherwise treated. Here are a few minimally invasive procedures to consider for your treatment.
Dating back more than 2000 years, acupuncture is a form of Traditional Chinese Medicine that’s often used for treating musculoskeletal ailments. Similar to dry-needling, the technique involves inserting fine needles in your skin strategically in order to promote physical wellness.
The minimally invasive procedure takes effect by stimulating the pressure points on your body being targeted. These trigger points are nerve-rich areas, which once stimulated, alert the body to respond to the incision made by the needles. Acupuncture is used for pain modulation, wound healing, and other ailments and conditions pertaining to chronic musculoskeletal pain.
Chiropractic care is a form of alternative medicine that involves spinal manipulation and other manual adjustments, which help in treating various musculoskeletal issues. It’s particularly helpful for lower back pain, shoulder joint stiffness, and soreness in the arms & legs. The chiropractor applies controlled force, usually using their hands, to make these adjustments.
Chiropractic care helps relieve joint stiffness and restore mobility. It’s especially helpful for treating tissue injuries that are caused by muscle overuse. The treatment helps in restoring muscle functioning and stimulate tissue healing.
Another minimally invasive procedure used for treating musculoskeletal ailments is PRP injection therapy. The process involves drawing the patient’s blood and centrifuging it to separate the components. The platelet rich plasma component which contains a high concentration of growth fibres crucial for boosting collagen production is then injected at the site that needs to be treated. This speeds up the healing process and accelerates recovery from soft tissue and muscle injuries.
PRP treatment is a short and simple procedure that has long-lasting effects. Patients rarely feel any after effects, and notice an improvement in their condition within a few days of their first—and sometimes, the only—session.