Musculoskeletal disorders

Prim Care. 2010 Jun;37(2):389-406. doi: 10.1016/j.pop.2010.02.006.


Musculoskeletal system complaints are one of the most common reasons that patients seek medical care. A significant number of these patients use complementary and alternative medicine. This article discusses the most common musculoskeletal problems for which patients present to a physician's office. These include osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, low back pain, neck pain, and myofascial pain syndrome.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Arthritis, Rheumatoid / therapy
  • Complementary Therapies*
  • Dietary Supplements
  • Fibromyalgia / therapy
  • Humans
  • Integrative Medicine
  • Low Back Pain / therapy
  • Musculoskeletal Diseases / therapy*
  • Neck Pain / therapy
  • Osteoarthritis / therapy
  • Phytotherapy
  • Plant Preparations / therapeutic use


  • Plant Preparations