Chronic diseases can affect a person’s ability to carry on with his daily routine, and his overall quality of life. Most chronic diseases may not be life-threatening; however, uncontrolled or poorly treated chronic diseases can lead to further complications, serious medical conditions, decreated quality of life, and depression.
Since a chronic disease is a long-term condition, finding the best treatment as soon as possible is key.
Long-term use of most medications can be harmful to patients and only helps to mask symptoms, but not fix the underlying cause.
It is worthwhile to consider other options such as Physical Medicine for safer treatment for chronic diseases.
Physical Medicine is a medical approach that deals with the treatment, prevention, and diagnosis of disease by physical means, including manipulation, massage and exercise, often with mechanical devices, the application of heat, cold, electricity, radiation, and water.
Doctors who specializes Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation treat both acute pain and chronic diseases, and specialize in a wide range of non-surgical treatments for the musculoskeletal system. They perform specialized nerve tests and spine imaging to assess the location and severity of nerve damage.
Physical Medicine at Advanced Health and Wellness Center allows our providers to use a variety of techniques to eliminate pain and improve the overall health and wellness of patients. We utilize physical medicine for the following chronic conditions:
- Headache and migraine
- Neck and back pain
- Joint pains
- Muscle sprains and strains
- Osteoarthritis of the knee
- Balance disorders
- Unsuccessful back and knee surgeries
- Work-related injuries
- Sports injuries
- Auto injuries
Here are our services:
Chiropractic is a natural form of health care that uses spinal adjustments to correct these misalignments and restore proper function to the nervous system, helping the body to heal without surgery or medication.
- Trigger Point Injections
Trigger Point Injections (TPI) is an outpatient procedure designed to treat painful areas of the muscles that contain trigger points, or knots of muscles that form when muscles do not relax.
Therapeutic exercises involve physical activities that focus on restoring and maintaining strength, endurance, flexibility, stability, and balance. The goal of therapeutic exercises is to return an injured patient to a fully functional and pain-free state.
Whole Body Vibration Therapy (WBVT) is a passive exercise, in which the person lays, sits, or stands on a platform that vibrates rapidly in one or more directions. Research shows that WBVT can reduce back pain, improve balance in older adults, and reduce bone loss.
Massage therapy is a manual manipulation of soft body tissues, specifically muscles, tendons, connective tissues, ligaments and joints for the purpose of optimizing health. With massage therapy, physical function can be developed, maintained and improved. Physical dysfunction, pain, and the effects of stress can also be relieved or prevented through massage therapy.
Microcurrent therapy simply restores normal frequencies within the cells, resulting in significant improvements in pain, inflammation, and function. The enhancement in blood flow and the decrease in inflammation reduces pain and muscle spasms.
Hyaluronic acid injection is used to treat knee pain caused by osteoarthritis in patients who have already been treated with pain relievers and other treatments that did not work well. Hyaluronic acid is similar to a substance that occurs naturally in the joints.
Platelet Rich Plasma therapy (PRP) is a groundbreaking, non-operative treatment option that relieves pain by naturally promoting long lasting healing of musculoskeletal conditions. PRP injections, particularly for athletic injuries, enable the patients to return back to regular activities and competition with minimal to no pain at all.
This rapidly emerging technique shows very promising potential for many conditions such as arthritis, tendonitis, and ligament sprains and tears. Unlike traditional pain injections, PRP does not wear off over time. It is a long lasting, permanent solution to patients through the body’s natural healing process.
Laser therapy helps reduce pain and inflammation related to many conditions. It has no side effects and is often used to treat acute and chronic diseases.
Spinal decompression therapy is a modern, non-surgical traction procedure that effectively treats low back, neck, and radiating leg and arm pain. This type of traction is very effective in relieving pain associated with spinal disc herniation, degenerative spinal discs, and facet joint syndromes. It is safe, comfortable and painless.
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