Practices espoused and provided by the Faculty are defined in practice guidelines and "white papers" that it has developed. Fellows of the Faculty have also contributed to other guidelines which include: the Australian Guidelines for the Management of Acute Musculoskeletal Pain, and the Practice Protocols and Guidelines of the International Spinal Injection Society.
Musculoskeletal pain medicine does not deal with major trauma, fractures, and wounds, or their management by surgery. That is the province of orthopaedic surgery. Musculoskeletal pain medicine does deal with symptoms that result from, or persist after, trauma, which have not been, or cannot be, resolved by conventional surgical management.
Musculoskeletal pain medicine does not deal with specific inflammatory arthropathies or connective tissues diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis. They are the province of Rheumatologists.