A different approach to patients suffering of non-traumatic musculoskeletal pain can improve pain conditions and limit the disability level. Practitioners need to explain the condition and the strategy to manage the problem. Improving education, exercise and lifestyle are key points to engage the patient taking control.
Pain education for musculoskeletal disorders is very effective reducing disability, improving movement and reducing medication use.
Movement is a key factor for getting better, together with explaining to patient what to do to improve their confidence in their physical ability. "Your pelvis is out of place" is a misleading description of the cause of your pain and is increasing patient fear of movement.
Massimo Monticelli M.Ost