Nerve Related Msk Pain
Nerve Related Musculoskeletal Pain
The lecture aims to provide an overview of the definitions, classification, and pathophysiological mechanisms behind nerve-related MSK conditions.
The lecture aims to provide an overview of the definitions, classification, and pathophysiological mechanisms behind nerve-related MSK conditions. Some of the most pertinent assessment and management strategies are detailed and the evidence both from a mechanistic perspective as well as considering the efficacy from human studies is discussed. There is a short practical video where I demonstrate assessing neurological integrity (in an MSK setting) and some tests for heightened nerve mechanosensitivity. Whilst these are basic skills that most people will have been taught as an undergraduate, I give some tips on optimizing these skills to try to ensure a more repeatable and accurate assessment.
At the end of the session you will:
- Have an understanding of the most common nerve-related MSK conditions and their prevalence
- Be able to discuss the main characteristics of neuropathic pain and how it differs from mechanical nociceptive pain
- Understand the difference between somatic, radicular pain, and radiculopathy
- Explain some of the main pathophysiological mechanisms associated with common nerve-related MSK conditions
- Be able to develop your practical skills in assessment of people with these conditions understanding the main principles behind these tests and how to enhance these skills.
- Be able to choose an appropriate management strategy and support it with the latest scientific evidence.