Pain Management

PHYSICAL THERAPY

One of the treatment methods we offer are a variety of Physical Therapy modalities, including:

  • Ultrasound–  Used to provide deep heating to soft tissue structures in the body. Deep heating tendons, muscles or ligaments increases circulation to those tissues, can not only assist in the healing process, but by increasing tissue temperature it can help to decrease pain.
  • Manual electrical muscle stimulation–  Manual electrical muscle stimulation, or EMS, works by sending safe, gentle electrical impulses to muscles which cause the muscle to expand and contract. The signals can be simulated as if the brain is producing them. These signals in turn, force the brain to produce natural endorphins and enkephalins and cause immediate pain relief.  This type of stimulation also serves to increase blood flow to and from the muscles, reducing inflammation and promotes quicker recovery.
  • Hot packs– Hot packs are used to decrease pain due to muscle strains and spasms. Moist hot packs are used by wrapping several layers of towels that applied directly to the area that needs treatment, relaxing tight muscles by causing the tissues to relax and ultimately decreasing pain.
  • Massage-Massage is used to relieve muscle tension, spasms, inflammation, fluid retention, aches, stiffness, and pain. Other benefits include improved circulation, increased flexibility, range of motion, and increased tissue elasticity.

INJECTIONS

We also offer injections for Arthritis and Bursitis in the shoulder, elbow, knee, Sacroiliac, hip and small joints. Injections can also be used to trigger point sites for Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis.

We treat these and other conditions:

BACK CONDITIONS

  • Low Back Pain/Injury
  • Neck Pain/Injury
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy (Sciatica)
  • Post Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Facet Joint Syndrome
  • Myofascial Pain Syndrome
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Herniated Discs
  • Kyphosis
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Infection
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spinal Arthritis
  • Muscle Spasm
  • Nerve Impingement (Radiculopathy)
  • Piriformis Syndrome
  • Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction
  • Thoracic or Lumbar Sprain or Strain

NECK CONDITIONS

  • Cervical Disc Herniation
  • Cervical Sprain/Strain
  • Arthritis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Muscle Spasm
  • Nerve Impingement (Radiculopathy)

HEADACHES

  • Chronic Headaches
  • Migraines