What is musculoskeletal medicine?
If you have a musculoskeletal condition that is keeping you from living your best life, then you may benefit from treatment with Dr. Asare Christian. He is a board-certified physical medicine and rehabilitation physician practicing in King of Prussia and the Greater Philadelphia, PA area. Dr. Christian accepts patients ages ten and up who need medical assistance with arthritis, sports or occupational injuries that involve the neck, shoulders, elbows, wrists, hips, knees, joints, and lower back. With a musculoskeletal medicine background, Dr. Christian treats patients with conditions, diseases, or disabilities from:
- Acquired musculoskeletal injuries (accidental wounds, fractures, sprains, concussions, and soft tissue damage)
- Musculoskeletal pathologies (disease)
- Musculoskeletal degeneration
- Congenital defects (not acquired after birth)
- Stress (overuse injuries, repetitive weight-bearing activities, and occupational exposure)
Musculoskeletal Medicine Reviews
"Dr Christian is a fantastic pain management doctor. He looks a you holistically and is very compassionate and understanding. He listens to you and works with you to come up with the best treatment plan for you. Even if it requires referring you to another doctor. I have had 3 spine surgeries with constant epidurals and rhizotomies in between them. My last surgery was 3.5 years ago and afterwards Dr Christian came up with a new plan for my muscle spasms. It has been a life saver for me, as my falls had been less frequent for me and I haven’t needed any additional therapy besides what I do at home. Plus the best part is, I do not want to be on narcotics yet and he respects that and treats me without ever needing to use a narcotic! He truly listens to you and works with you, to care for you! I wish there were more doctors like him!"- P.D. / Google / Jun 10, 2021
What to Expect In Treatment
In a private discussion, Dr. Christian will ask about your medical history, current medications, family history, and lifestyle choices. This will take place within your first appointment. He will also perform an examination and order testing. Once Dr. Christian has your labs and/or imaging back for review, he will go over what your results mean with you. After he has familiarized all of these pieces of information, he will make recommendations. Together, you will come up with a plan that works for you and improve the quality of your life. Some of the musculoskeletal treatments we offer are:
- Nonsurgical interventions
- Anti-inflammatory medications
- Manual or physical therapy
- Complementary supplements
- Alternative medications
- Lifestyle modifications
- Pain injections
- Mindfulness and relaxation techniques
Musculoskeletal Medicine FAQs
How long does musculoskeletal pain last?
Pain caused by musculoskeletal conditions or injuries can be either acute or chronic with pain levels ranging from mild to severe. Acute pain is discomfort that is relatively short-lived while chronic pain is anything that lasts for longer than 3 – 6 months.
What are the symptoms of a musculoskeletal disorder?
Typically, patients suffering from a musculoskeletal disorder will notice one or more of the following:
- Joint noises
- Decreased range of motion
What are the common causes of musculoskeletal injuries?
Musculoskeletal injuries can occur due to a number of reasons, including heavy lifting and trauma. However, these conditions can also occur through everyday wear and tear due to postural strain, repetitive movements, and overuse.
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For Your Musculoskeletal Treatment Options
When you need treatment or therapies for pain in your neck, shoulders, elbows, wrists, hips, knees, or lower back, you may need the help of a PM&R physician. Dr. Christian has extensive training in musculoskeletal medicine and will take a nonsurgical approach to rehabilitate your pain or condition. Find out more in a consultation at our office at Aether Medicine in the Main Line area of Philadelphia. We are accepting new patients (ages ten and up) for musculoskeletal treatments.
What is an Overuse Injury?
An overuse injury is one that results from repetitive stress. If you experience chronic pain, our clinic offers a wide range of treatment solutions.Read
What Types of Conditions Can Musculoskeletal Medicine Treat?
Consult a rehabilitation physician in Wayne, PA if constant pain in your joints, bones, or muscles is interfering with your enjoyment of life.Read