mus·​cu·​lo·​skel·​e·​tal | \ ˌmə-skyə-lō-ˈske-lə-tᵊl How to pronounce musculoskeletal (audio) \

Definition of musculoskeletal

: of, relating to, or involving both musculature and skeleton

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According to the practice’s Facebook page, Moon treats patients in osteopathic manual techniques and treatment of musculoskeletal disorders. Carol Robinson |,, "Hidden cameras, voyeurism, violent porn among accusations against Vestavia Hills pain doctor arrested by feds," 8 June 2019 Other issues that urgent care facilities typically handle include pink eye, rashes, hives, ear pain, a twisted ankle, other musculoskeletal pains, and gynecologic issues such as urinary tract infections. 2. Cassie Shortsleeve, SELF, "When to Go to Urgent Care Vs. the ER," 16 Feb. 2019 Osteopathic manipulative medicine involves hands-on movement of the musculoskeletal system. Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, "What Is a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, and Should You See One?," 6 Feb. 2019 During that time, diabetes moved from eighth to third, and musculoskeletal disorders were in fourth. Jacqueline Howard, CNN, "The states where disease and death are highest: A visual guide," 10 Apr. 2018 Not only that, but the focus on work as part of Medicaid might be used to re-orient the design of such programs to target the medical problems that keep people from working: depression, substance abuse, and musculoskeletal problems., "Why Medicaid work requirements could help persuade more states to expand coverage," 17 May 2018 The researchers said the neck and shoulder pain caused by iPad neck was more prevalent among young adults, and women were twice as likely to experience musculoskeletal symptoms. Laney Ruckstuhl,, "Is your device giving you ‘iPad neck,’ ‘i-hunch,’ or ‘text neck’?," 28 June 2018 The specialty is focused on care for young patients with musculoskeletal issues. Hannah Holzer, sacbee, "UC Davis, Shriners ranked among nation's top hospitals for children in annual report," 28 June 2018 David Cutler, a health economist at Harvard, noted that many people with serious mental illnesses or musculoskeletal injuries might accumulate medical bills and lose income without ever being admitted to a hospital. New York Times, "Elizabeth Warren and a Scholarly Debate Over Medical Bankruptcy That Won’t Go Away," 6 June 2018

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circa 1944, in the meaning defined above

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mus·​cu·​lo·​skel·​e·​tal | \ ˌməs-kyə-lō-ˈskel-ət-ᵊl How to pronounce musculoskeletal (audio) \

Medical Definition of musculoskeletal

: of, relating to, or involving both musculature and skeleton musculoskeletal defects the musculoskeletal organization of the arm

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