Associated Symptoms

Chronic or persistent pain can manifest as any of the following:

  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Joint pain
  • Limb pain
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Chronic tendonitis
  • Muscle Spasms
  • Piriformis syndrome
  • Sciatica
  • Iliotibial band syndrome
  • Complex regional pain disorder Carpel tunnel syndrome
  • Shoulder pain
  • Thoracic outlet syndrome
  • Tension headaches
  • Temperomandibular pain (jaw pain)
  • Trigeminal neuralgia

….and this is why it sometimes takes a long time to get a chronic pain or fibromyalgia diagnosis as it has been diagnosed as 18 different conditions before someone puts all the pieces together.

  • Pain can feel like it is occurring in any of the musculoskeletal structures of the body -muscles, tendons or ligaments.
  • Symptoms can also manifest in the nervous system causing disc prolapse type symptoms, tingling pins & needles itching or burning sensations brain fog.

Some of the most common symptoms alongside musculoskeletal pain are:

  • Extreme Fatigue
  • Headache/Migraine
  • Irritable Bowel
  • Irritable Bladder
  • Insomnia or Sleep Disturbance/Restless Legs Anxiety/Emotional
  • Overwhelm/Altered Mood/Brain Fog Weight Gain

However, the full list looks more like this….

  • Abdominal pain
  • Allergies/hay fever
  • Anxiety symptoms or panic attacks
  • Bell’s palsy, facial paralysis
  • Body dysmorphic disorder
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Changes in voice
  • Constipation or diarrhoea
  • Depression
  • Eczema
  • Eating disorders
  • Fatigue/tiredness
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Food intolerances
  • Frequent infections e.g. bladder, thrush, chest, ear
  • Hiatus hernia or heartburn/reflux Hyperventilation or shortness of breath IBS/colitis/spastic colon
  • Insomnia
  • Interstitial cystitis
  • ME/CFS
  • Migraines
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Numbness, itching, burning, tingling
  • Other skin problems
  • Obsessive, compulsive thoughts Palpitations, rapid heart rate/low BP Phobias
  • Prostrate problems
  • Pelvic pain
  • Raynaud’s disease
  • Reflex Sympathetic Disorder Repetitive cough
  • Restless leg Syndrome
  • RSI
  • Self-mutilation or self-cutting Spastic bladder
  • Stomach – ulcers, reflux, heartburn etc
  • Swallowing difficulties or gagging
  • Temperomandibular Joint Syndrome
  • Tendonitis
  • Tension headache
  • Tinnitus
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Ulcer symptoms
  • Undiagnosed chest pain
  • Vertigo/dizziness
  • Veruccas and/or warts
  • Vitiligo

How many of these do you have???

5, 8, 10, 15…. If you have more than 5 you may need to consider that your body is feeling overwhelmed and this is where our osteopaths can help.
Our osteopaths are trained to rule out any disease processes and will refer you for further testing if they feel it is necessary.

However, once that is done and if you are left with a whole range of symptoms that are not related to tissue damage then we are able to help. If you have a nervous-system driven or stress-induced cause we can use gentle osteopathic techniques and the toolkit to support you to reduce your pain and other associated symptoms.

For more information please visit www.sirpa.org