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)
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"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
"I could not be more impressed with Dr. Asare Christian and Aether Medicine, their state of the art facility, and his dedication and desire to make his clients healthier humans. Finally I found a doctor doing medicine the right way. He takes his time with you on your visits and he does not sacrifice the quality of care that you receive no matter what. I could not recommend him more!!"- B.S. / Google / Oct 05, 2022
Who is a candidate for musculoskeletal medicine?
Patients with musculoskeletal conditions or injuries involving the bones, joints, muscles, tendons, or ligaments may benefit from seeing a physician like Dr. Christian, who specializes in this area of medicine. If you struggle with pain, decreased range of motion, or other issues that impact your quality of life, make an appointment at Aether Medicine for a comprehensive health assessment. We can review your symptoms and develop a personalized treatment plan to address your needs.
What are the benefits of musculoskeletal medicine?
Musculoskeletal medicine is a branch of medicine that focuses on diagnosing, managing, and treating a wide range of conditions that affect the skeleton and muscles. While many patients turn to surgical solutions to treat chronic health conditions, our goal is to help patients by taking a noninvasive or minimally invasive approach. By working with the professionals at Aether Medicine, you won't have to worry about incisions or long recovery times. We offer treatments like medications, physical therapy, and injections to achieve great results.
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
What Can I Expect After Musculoskeletal Medicine?
Our team members at Aether Medicine can book follow-up appointments as needed to make sure your condition is improving. Dr. Christian understands the importance of continuing care so you are getting the most out of your treatment. Inform us of any changes in your condition and we can make adjustments to your treatment plan. We may recommend making minor lifestyle changes for better recovery and long-term health. The goal is to help you improve your overall wellbeing, so you can live life to the fullest!
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.
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