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Musculoskeletal Doctor

Musculoskeletal Doctor

As the name suggests, the musculoskeletal system (also known as the locomotor system) is comprised of the muscles, the bones of the human skeleton, ligaments, cartilage, tendons, joints and other connective tissues. Like every other functioning system of the human body, the musculoskeletal system needs to be kept healthy with exercise and a balanced diet. However, sometimes it needs a little assistance to remain fully functional and healthy. This is where you can benefit by making an appointment with a musculoskeletal doctor at Melbourne Natural Medicine Clinic.

Functions of the Musculoskeletal System

The musculoskeletal system serves a number of different functions, including:

  • The musculoskeletal system gives the body its general shape. This shape changes as the body grows.
  • The body’s organs are kept in place by the musculoskeletal system. The muscles and skeleton also provide support to the body, with the stronger bones found in the spine, pelvis and legs helping people to stand upright.
  • The muscular and skeletal systems work together as a complete system to facilitate a full range of movement and stability.
  • The human skeleton protects many essential internal organs, like the heart, by encasing it in hard bone. The bone’s inherent strength comes chiefly from its calcium and phosphorus.
  • The musculoskeletal system is responsible for the production of red blood cells in the body. The larger bones in the skeleton contain red or yellow bone marrow, with the red marrow responsible for all the red and some of the white blood cells, while the yellow marrow primary contains fat cells but can transform into red marrow should more red blood cells need to be produced.

Common Problems of the Musculoskeletal System

There are numerous commonplace musculoskeletal ailments and problems that people can experience if the system’s health isn’t up to scratch. Make an appointment at our musculoskeletal clinic if you’re experiencing:

  • Joint pain
  • Osteoporosis
  • Bone fractures as a result of accidents or falls
  • Neck pain
  • Back pain
  • Inflammation ailments

An experienced musculoskeletal doctor can pinpoint the source of your problem and prescribe a suitable treatment in order to hopefully alleviate the pain.

Treatments for Musculoskeletal Injuries and Defects

A visit to our musculoskeletal clinic can provide you with a range of treatment options in order to get your body back into prime working order. These treatments might include:

  • Acupuncture
  • Chiropractic care
  • Exercises that focus on muscle strengthening and stretching
  • Osteopathic manipulation
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Therapeutic massage

If you’d like to experience relief from pain caused by a weakened musculoskeletal system, make an appointment today to see a musculoskeletal doctor at Melbourne Natural Medicine Clinic. Call us on (03) 9686 2566 or fill out our online enquiry form.