Welcome to MUSCMED

The home of Musculoskeletal Pain Medicine

MUSCMED is a specialist clinic run by Dr. Mark McLaughlin. MUSCMED was setup to offer specialist Musculoskeletal pain medicine services, with a strong focus on Accurate Diagnosis and ultimately Accurate Treatment.

MUSCMED offers an acute assessment service for patients with acute cervical, thoracic and lumbar pain. Mark offers an acute epidural service to some patients who will benefit from this procedure.

MUSCMED offers diagnostic imaging for those with chronic neck, thoracic, and lower back pain, in addition to assessment and management of patients with Musculoskeletal pain conditions – including acute and chronic conditions of the shoulders, elbows, wrists, hands, hips, knees, ankles and feet.

Mark has this to say about launching his Christchurch based clinic:
“I felt I needed to have more control of the processes involved in diagnosis and treatment. I had a vision of how I wanted to run a musculoskeletal clinic, MUSCMED is the realisation of that vision.”

MUSCMED also offers Ultrasound Guided Injections, an additional service that is now available for the injection of joints, carpal tunnel, trigger finger, and other conditions that would benefit.

“What is at the forefront of my mind for every patient in my care is; ‘Accurate Diagnosis, leads onto Accurate Treatment’. This is what drives me, as I understand that an accurate diagnosis is essential in providing the right treatment for every individual in my care.”

MUSCMED is conveniently situated on the first floor above Moorhouse Medical Centre, Christchurch Central. The clinic is easily accessible by lift or stairs, with adjacent facilities including x-rays, blood taking, hand therapists and physiotherapists.

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