Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Tailored For You
While diseases affecting the organs and illnesses afflicting the bones are quite well studied, conditions involving the muscles and nerves are still overlooked by many doctors unfamiliar with physical medicine & rehabilitation. Visiting the wrong office could leave you misdiagnosed and on a treatment plan that does little to help you. When the inflammation and pain of conditions like sciatica, myofascial tension, and migraines set in, call our New Haven team to find the cause and treat it as quickly as possible. Our physical medicine and rehabilitation experts will check your entire body for potential causes rather than writing it off as a mystery.
Who Needs Rehabilitation And Physical Medicine?
The practice of physical medicine deals primarily with impairments to the musculature of the body, but it also includes hands on treatments for nerve issues and even psychological issues. The careful manipulation of the spine and the muscles of the back can help you heal from a surprising range of injuries and illnesses. Most people first learn about rehabilitation after a car accident or other traumatic event. When a muscle is torn or a major bone is broken, patients usually need to undergo careful stretching and training as it heals for optimal results. However, trying to handle your own rehabilitation can be risky. Our team uses multiple diagnostic tools to monitor your injuries as you heal to ensure your treatment is helping and not hurting.
Both teen and adult athletes seek out our physical medicine services, especially if they are in a competitive sport like football or soccer. Immediate care can help a minor sprain keep from becoming a more serious problem, especially if we can find a weakness or misalignment that led to the sprain in the first place. When an injury leaves you out of the game, seeking physical medicine and rehabilitation can get you back out there as quickly as possible without putting yourself at risk for further damage.
We also offer our physical medicine services to help patients struggling with:
- Pain and other sensations due to amputations
- Traumatic brain injuries that affect nerve and muscle response
- Spinal cord injuries and degenerative diseases affecting the area
- Stroke or seizures
- Low back pain with a defined cause or without one
- Neuropathy symptoms like numbness & tingling
What Treatments Are Used For Rehabilitation?
When a patient comes in with pain from an old injury or an unknown source, we have a number of tools we can use to reduce the irritation. These treatments are also useful in restoring flexibility and range of motion. Simple stretching is used for nearly every issues, but further care can include vibration exercise, spinal adjustments, other chiropractic care, heat and cold therapy to reach deep tissue, and massage to relieve tight muscles. Even if the problem lies within damaged nerve bundles, regular visits can limit the amount of chronic pain and fatigue you feel on a daily basis.
Will Physical Medicine Help Me?
Many patients start searching for alternatives to surgery and a lifelong dependence on medications once they learn about the risks and side effects of those options. We specialize in non-invasive physical medicine & rehabilitation treatments that work on patients who can’t handle general anesthesia or the blood loss associated with major surgery. These treatments work well for anyone that prefers weekly visits over weeks in bed and the challenges of potential infection. You can always seek other treatments if our rehabilitation techniques aren’t sufficient to relieve your symptoms. However, we have surprised many patients with the efficacy of simple treatments when they are combined properly and supervised by a physician. This allows us to administer anti-inflammatory injections for spot treatment of severe pain and prescribe medications for short term help.