Questions tagged [musculoskeletal-system]

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Should I meet with a chiropractor just for yearly “maintenance”?

Or are chiropractors just for special case problems? I'm asking because my health insurance lets me pick from several benefits and chiropractic operations are part of the benefits I'm considering.
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Are “Class 2” prescription TENS units any better than OTC TENS units?

I have been prescribed a TENS unit for pain. TENS stands for Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation. The medical equipment company is planning on selling me a Compass Health (aka Roscoe Medical)...
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Is there a difference in the repair processes of slow twitch vs. fast twitch muscle?

Working out, I noticed my fast-twitch-dominant muscles tend to get very sore and stay that way for hours to days, while my slow-twitch-dominant muscles tend to get sore briefly and recover quickly. ...
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Evidence-based medicine: muscle/tendon injury due to imbalance of opposing muscle groups?

I'm a distance runner and over the decades have dealt with a variety of mild to moderate problems including plantar fasciitis, calf and hamstring strains, and achilles strains. When I look at the ...
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How to calculate Skeletal Muscle Ratio(%)(SMR%) statistically by using formula(without using weighing machine or any online calculators)?

How are we supposed to calculate individual's Skeletal Muscle Ratio in percentage(SMR %) if we have results of an individual that includes: age gender weight height BMI and BMR? I have researched a ...
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What is the best source for statistics on disability?

I'm doing some research into fine motor disabilities, and I'm having trouble finding comprehensive sources. In essence, I'm looking for statistics on disorders or conditions which impede the use of ...
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What are the gait related involuntary muscular diseases?

Pathology that affects gait (manner of walking) is largely associated with disorders that affect the voluntary muscles (skeletal muscle), e.g., fibromyalgia and Trendelenburg's sign. Are there any ...
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Muscular involvement in psychological constipation

Is the underlying physiology of constipation based in the voluntary muscles (eg levator ani tensing, holding the rectum closed), or is it an effect of the slowdown of the digestive system with an ...
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Is muscle ache a possible sign of the body using muscle mass as a source of energy due to the lack of nutrition?

When doing maximal effort exercise after not eating for a long time (24 hours) before the exercise, and not eating for hours after the exercise, I feel moderate muscle aches the day afterwards. Is ...
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Are chiropractors the only professionals who will “adjust” the spine?

I've had various periods of extended back pain that chiropractors can relieve by "adjusting" (a.k.a. "cracking") my spine in just a moment, providing immediate and long-term relief from pain sometimes ...