Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Interventional Pain Managment, Osteopathic Treatment


Treatment Options

We specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of numerous pain conditions.  We seek to identify the primary source of pain in each patient and treat this in the least invasive manner.  A comprehensive treatment plan is developed for each individual patient to fix the problem, if possible, or manage the pain in the most effective way.  Our goal is to help maximize the function and health of our patients.

Osteopathic Manipulation

A hands-on form of diagnosis and treatment based on the following principles:

1.  Structure governs function
2.  The body is unified and interconnected ( i.e. a problem in your foot
..... can cause your back to hurt )
3.  Health is dependent on the well-being of mind, body, and spirit
4.  Life is motion—lack of proper motion in any part of the body can result
.....in disease and pain

The focus of osteopathic diagnosis and treatment is to identify areas of
the body that aren’t moving and to restore healthy motion.  This can be accomplished with several techniques including muscle energy technique, myofascial release, high-velocity low amplitude treatment (i.e. “popping a joint”), and balanced ligamentous treatment.  Learn more>>>

Trigger Point Therapy

A form of injection treatment designed to treat muscle dysfunction.  Diagnosis is based on identifying areas in any muscle of the body which is not working properly by palpating for “tight bands” in the muscle.  Treatment consists of injecting these tight bands with a small amount of lidocaine which is a local anesthetic. Learn more>>>                   

Prolotherapy

A type of injection treatment designed to treat chronic ligamentous or tendoninous injuries.  Usually associated with microscopic tearing of ligaments or tendons as a result of trauma, these injuries can result in chronic back, neck, headaches, and joint pain.  Treatment involves inserting a needle into the damaged structure and injecting an “irritant” solution to cause inflammation and bleeding.  In this manner, new tissue actually forms and strengthens the injured ligament or tendon.  The goal is to repair the injury with a series of injections and heal the painful condition.  Learn more>>>

Spinal Injections

Spinal injections are a form of diagnosis and treatment designed to treat
back, neck, arm, and leg pain arising from many different sources.  These injections are done with X-ray guidance which makes them very safe and effective.  Pain may be caused by herniated discs, arthritis, nerve injury, spinal stenosis, neuropathy, shingles, disc degeneration, and/or trauma.  In many cases, excellent relief can be achieved.  There are numerous types of injections that we perform including:  epidural steroid injections, selective nerve blocks, facet blocks or joint injections, and sacroiliac joint injections. Learn more>>>

Radiofrequency Ablation

Radiofrequency ablation is a conservative procedure used to treat chronic neck or low back pain often caused by arthritis of the spine.  It is done under X-ray guidance and is very safe and effective.  Needles are positioned in very precise locations along the spine and an electrode located at the tip of the needle delivers a radiofrequency pulse.  This is not painful.  The radiofrequency current disrupts very small nerve fibers that convey pain signals from the neck or back.  It often provides pain relief for 6 months to 2 years. Learn more>>>

Medication Management

Pain is a difficult thing to deal with.  Medication may be beneficial to use on a temporary or long-term basis depending on each individual.  Oral or transdermal medications can help improve your ability to function.  It is often an important component of a comprehensive pain management program.  We will work to find the right medication that works for you.

Exercise/ Wellness Counseling

Exercise and lifestyle choices are important to health.  Our practioners will ask you about your diet, exercise routine or lack of one, and any personal hobbies, beliefs, or goals.  We can make suggestions for altering your lifestyle to improve your health.

Nerve Conduction Studies/ EMG testing

Nerve conduction and needle EMG testing is an important diagnostic test that can help identify the source of pain.  It is often done when someone has numbness & tingling, muscle weakness, or pain in the arms or legs.  It is done in our office by a physician and generally takes 45 minutes to an hour to complete.   This testing is safe and very accurate. 


Massage Therapy

Massage therapy is one of the oldest healing arts.  It is the application of soft tissue techniques to the neuromuscular system of the body with the intention of relieving pain, reducing muscle tension and stress, and improving circulation.

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Spinal Cord Stimulation

Spinal Cord Stimulation or Neurostimulation is a proven therapy that is used to relieve chronic pain and improve quality of life.  It involves the use of electricity to block pain signals that are transmitted by the nerves of the body as they travel to the spinal cord and brain.Learn more>>>

Discography


Percutaneous Discectomy



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