Published Online: 15 MAR 2010
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Pharmaceutical Sciences Encyclopedia
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Akai, M. 2010. Musculoskeletal Disorders. Pharmaceutical Sciences Encyclopedia. 25:1–23.
- Published Online: 15 MAR 2010
The term musculoskeletal disorders refer to conditions that involve the supporting structures of the body, such as the trunk and the bones and joints of the extremities. Musculoskeletal disorders are the most common cause of severe, long-lasting pain and physical disability affecting hundreds of millions of people in the world. Treatments in musculoskeletal disorders are classified into “drug therapy,” “therapeutic exercise,” “physical agents,” “orthotics and devices,” “education or care packages,” and “others.”
- musculoskeletal disorders;
- clinical trials;
- interventional procedures;
- evidence-based medicine (EBM)