Conditions that result in pain in the bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, tendons and affect the pain system. Onset is generally more gradual than with inflammatory conditions. Conditions include Back Pain, Herniated Disks, Osteoarthritis and Fibromyalgia.
Treatment can include manipulation and massage, an exercise programme to target muscle strength and range of movement, and be supplemented by acupuncture, electrotherapy and hydrotherapy. There will also be a focus on pacing activities education and the development of strategies for managing the symptoms day to day.
Where indicated referral may be made to a pain clinic.