Musculoskeletal Pain

If your aches and pains limit your ability to perform day-to-day tasks, doctors at the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) can help you live a fuller, more active and comfortable life.

Whether your desire is as ambitious as running a marathon, or as simple as climbing stairs or playing with your grandchild, our team will work with you to increase your activity level and improve your quality of life.

Musculoskeletal Conditions We Treat

Musculoskeletal pain can occur due to a variety of reasons. The pain impacts your tendons, bones, and ligaments in addition to your muscles. Whether through overuse, damage to your muscle tissue, or trauma, our physiatrists treat and help manage all types of musculoskeletal pain.

Conditions and disorders we treat include but are not limited to:

Treating Musculoskeletal Pain

At the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, our approach focuses on treating the whole patient and developing care plans based on your specific needs, barriers, and goals.

Rehabilitation for musculoskeletal pain includes various wellness strategies and therapies in addition to prescribed medication for pain. Your physiatrist and care team will work alongside you to create a personalized treatment plan that will best fit your needs, and may include some or the majority of methods and services listed in the chart below.

Our treatment methods for musculoskeletal pain include:

Medical Treatments and Services

Complementary Therapies

Wellness Strategies

  • Customized exercise programs
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Weight-loss strategies

Make an Appointment

Call 1-800-533-UPMC (533-8762) to make an appointment with a doctor from the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

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