Musculoskeletal pain is a very common complaint. Vascular etiologies consist of a wide variety of pathologies included in MSK pain ranging from the benign to the life threatening. Some of the etiologies discussed in this podcast are vasculitides, ischemia/infarction (including carpal tunnel syndrome and thoracic outlet syndrome) and coagulopathies.
Nick Camposeo leads a discussion focusing on Collagen and Elastin and various patholgies associated with each tissue. Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body and disorders affecting the integrity of this protein can disrupt a wide variety of processes throughout numerous organ systems.
Randal Davis leads a discussion on Fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia is a common cause of chronic widespread musculoskeletal pain with unknown etiologie. The patient presentation offers a unique set of unknowns and social uneasiness that create a difficult environment to treat in. Read the rest of this entry »
Robert Kawa leads a discussion on the Psychological etiologies of MSK pain. Psychology and Somatic pain blend together on a spectrum of presentations. It is important to recognize the Psychological etiologies of MSK pain as well as the commonly seen psychological components of chronic and life-altering pain. Read the rest of this entry »
Tara Nowahktar leads a discussion spanning trigger points, disc herniation, impingement syndromes and other categories. The pathology, clinical presentation and approach to the patient will be discussed. Read the rest of this entry »