Use as little medication as possible
Expecting medication alone to solve all chronic pain problems is unrealistic. “Pain killers” may help control pain, but they are not a cure and long term use may have undesirable side effects. In the course of treatment, short term narcotic therapy may be necessary and will be monitored and optimized as treatment progresses. Fortunately there are many medications available that have proven effective in pain management that are not habit forming.
• Cervical Epidural Steroid Injections
• Facet Joint Injections
• Sacroiliac Joint Steroid Injections
• Lumbar Sympathetic Blocks
• Stellate Ganglion Blocks
• Joint Injections
• Lumbar Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injections
• Caudal Steroid Injections
• Celiac Plexus Block
• Lumbar Radiofrequency Neurotomy
• Spinal Cord Stimulator Implant
• Discectomy Via Nuecleoplasty
• Intrathecal Pump Implant
• Endoscopic Discectomy (minimally invasive discectomy)
We are dedicated to bettering your quality of life, by systematic evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of your pain. Finding the cause and effectively treating your pain is our primary goal. Our physicians will work with you and your primary care doctor to design a treatment plan to decrease your pain and increase your level of function.
• Low Back Pains
• Post Back Surgery Pain
• Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
• Cancer Pain
• Occupational Injuries
• Accidental Injuries
• Neck Pain
• Shingles Pain
• Peripheral Neuropathy
• Urogential Pain/Pelvic Pain
• Postoperative Pain
• Phantom Limb Pain
What do herbs do?
Oriental herbal medicine is prescribed to normalize imbalanced energy, or Qi (pronounced 'chee'), that runs through invisible meridians in the body. Treatments are gentle and natural and therefore often require a few days to demonstrate full effect. Studies have shown Oriental herbal medicine to be successful in treating a range of disorders, particularly gynecological and gastrointestinal disorders. Oriental herbal medicine is mainly plant based, but some preparations include minerals or animal products. They can be packaged as powders, pastes, lotions, or tablets, depending on the herb and its intended use. Different herbs have different properties and can balance particular parts of the body.
Physical Therapy is treatment of physical dysfunction or injury by the use of therapeutic exercise and the application of modalities, intended to restore or facilitate normal function or development. While most aches and pains respond to simple physical therapy, the longer a pain persists, the more difficult it becomes to treat. Chronic pain leads to a vicious cycle of sedentary lifestyle, weight gain, de-conditioning and a sense of helplessness. Physical reactivation through active and passive therapy modalities is tailored to individual needs, focusing on restoration of normal function and active lifestyle.
ORTHOPEDIC AND SPORTS PHYSICAL THERAPY SERVICES OFFERRED AT THIS FACILITY.
•Evidenced based therapy- Board certified in orthopedics by the American Physical Therapy Association and the most credentialed Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapist in Baldwin
• Impairment based examination of the spine and extremities
•Advanced manual therapy of the spine and extremities
• Rehabilitation of complex musculoskeletal conditions
•Kinesiotherapy taping and strapping interventions
• Specialized Rehabilitation in general orthopedic and sports injuries
During your visit
During your first office visit, the acupuncture practitioner may ask you for details related to your health condition, lifestyle, and behavior. Be sure to tell the provider about all treatments or medications you are taking and all conditions you have. Ask how many visits the treatment will take approximately. While acupuncture providers may have different styles, a typical visit—which usually lasts about 30 minutes—includes an exam and assessment of your condition, insertion of needles, and advice on home care. Before the needles are placed, you will lie down on a comfortable surface face down, face up, or on your side, depending on where the needles will be inserted. Usually the procedure isn’t painful; however, you may feel a brief, sharp sensation when the needle is inserted and when it reaches the correct depth. Sometimes, the needles are gently moved or stimulated with electricity or heat. Each treatment may require the insertion of as many as 12 needles, which stay in place for 5 to 20 minutes.
Acupuncture is a non-drug, non-invasive therapy that may produce a variety of benefits—from pain management to helping with nausea associated with chemotherapy. According to the 2002 National Health Interview Survey, an estimated 8.2 million Americans have been to an acupuncturist, and an estimated 2.1 million U.S. adults used acupuncture in the previous year. Since the use of acupuncture has spread widely in the U.S. in the past 20 years, researchers are studying the benefits of acupuncture for many conditions, including musculoskeletal diesease, headaches, migraine, osteoarthritis of the knee, and etc. Acupuncture may be useful as an independent treatment for some conditions, but it can also be used as a complement to other healthcare therapies. Type your paragraph here.
Chiropractic is a health care profession that focuses on disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system, and the effects of these disorders on general health. Chiropractic care is used most often to treat neuromusculoskeletal complaints, including but not limited to back pain, neck pain, pain in the joints of the arms or legs, and headaches.
Doctors of Chiropractic – practice a drug-free, hands-on approach to health care that includes patient examination, diagnosis and treatment. Chiropractors have broad diagnostic skills and are also trained to recommend therapeutic and rehabilitative exercises, as well as to provide nutritional, dietary and lifestyle counseling.
What does chiropractors do?
The most common therapeutic procedure performed by doctors of chiropractic is known as “spinal manipulation,” also called “chiropractic adjustment.” The purpose of manipulation is to restore joint mobility by manually applying a controlled force into joints that have become hypomobile – or restricted in their movement – as a result of a tissue injury. Chiropractic adjustment rarely causes discomfort. However, patients may sometimes experience mild soreness or aching following treatment (as with some forms of exercise) that usually resolves within 12 to 48 hours.
Oriental herbal medicine
Oriental herbal medicine is a comprehensive form of medicine that can effectively address a wide variety of conditions. It has a long clinical history of treating acute and chronic conditions. It excels in treating conditions that Western medicine has difficulty in treating, as well as conditions not addressed by Western medicine. Oriental herbal medicine may be used to treat delicate patients such as infants, elderly patients, and pregnant women on a regular basis. After completing an evaluation, a practitioner may recommend an herbal formula consisting of several herbs. As in any form of healing, a patient's attitude, diet, determination, and lifestyle will affect the outcome . Patients are encouraged to participate actively in their healing process to obtain the best possible results. People around the world have relied on Oriental medicine for thousands of years . There are many colleges, both in the U.S. and abroad, with excellent Oriental herbal medicine programs . In the U.S. , Oriental herbal practitioners are usually licensed as acupuncturists, but practicing herbalists are becoming more and more common in a number of states
• Activator technique
• Active Release Technique
• Applied kinesiology
• Atlas Orthogonal Technique
• Diversified technique
• Graston Technique
• Joint manipulation
• Joint mobilization
• Manipulation under anesthesia
• Neuro Emotional Technique
• Spinal adjustment
• Spinal manipulation
• Spinal mobilization
• Upper Cervical Specific Chiropractic
• Has few side effects
• Can be a useful complement to other therapies
• Is becoming widely available
• Helps control certain types of pain