Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
If you have persistent lower back pain, suffer from arthritis, or are recovering from a sports-related injury, you may be referred to Memorial Hospital’s Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation specialists.
In addition to helping people with acute and chronic pain, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation is also important for people with birth defects, muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis, stroke, brain injury or other major disability. The ultimate goal is to improve your mobility, physical ability, and quality of life.
Physical medicine is a comprehensive approach to your individual needs that combines preventive medicine, non-surgical treatment, and teamwork to reach a set goal.
Your treatment may include:
- Therapeutic exercise
- Special therapy
- Heat and cold therapy
- Physical therapy
- Occupational therapy
- Manual therapy
- Injection techniques
- Radiofrequency Ablation Treatment
- Blocks (selective nerve root, stellate ganglion, lumbar sympathetic)
- Prescription medication (minimizing the use of narcotics when possible)