Treatment and prevention of musculoskeletal pain

Diagnosis, treatment and prevention / Main therapies

What is the comprehensive assessment of the musculoskeletal system

Comprehensive assessment of the musculoskeletal system is an assessment aimed at diagnosing the cause of chronic or acute pain and establish an individual treatment plan to reduce or, possibly, eliminate pain and achieve improvement of the patient´s physician condition and performance. The GHC Clinic Prague provides for coordination of the internal medicine and rehabilitation physician in order to provide for targeted diagnosis and, together with physiotherapists and massagists, for subsequent effective therapy.

Who should take part in the program

Do you have a backache and the pain is limiting you everyday life? Do you have troubles with your cervical spine? Do you want to increase you physical activity but pain doesn´t allow for it? The comprehensive assessment of the musculoskeletal system is the right thing for you.

Before the program

If you are interested in our program just contact our client center at ghc@ghc.cz to make an appointment for the initial assessment.

How is the examination performed

It is necessary to take the most detailed patient´s history (of his/her health state) during the initial interview. After that, a detailed physical examination is performed using the physician´s senses - inspection, palpation, percussion, and auscultation focused on the problem areas, e.g. poor movement stereotypes. Following that, an ultrasound examination of the most stressed and painful joints is made - shoulders, knees, hips.

In order to receive joint structure images, a classical X-ray is taken that can reveal bone structure disorders. At present, joint ultrasound is used to get images of the joint soft tissue (cartilage, fibrous (connective) tissue). The GCH Clinic Prague uses one of the most advanced ultrasound devices to examine its clients.

A so-called “power-Doppler” examination is another breakthrough method in the field of ultrasound examinations. It enables color mapping of the joint in order to establish the inflammation activity of the joint structure.

After the procedure

Based on the results, the client is provided with a treatment plan to treat chronic pain and remove its causes, including the treatment with the physiotherapist - individual exercises, support manual or device methods. During the initial examination, the patient is also provided with instructions on how to learn new movement stereotypes in order to solve the problem.

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