patients have started turning to Non
orthopedic treatments. They hope that getting their spine into
perfect alignment will stop excruciating pain. Given the price of
invasive surgery and the possibility of deadly infections, it is not
surprising that many patients want to try other methods before
resorting to surgery. It’s also true that these types of surgeries
can fail and leave the patient worse off than before. So anyone
suffering from slipped discs, sciatica, pinched nerve or back, neck
and shoulder pain should consult with a trained orthopedic
rehabilitation team. The first step is an accurate assessment of the
problem. The patient will be asked to explain what they were doing
when the pain first started and how it’s changed since then. Next
they will need to tell the team how the pain gets in the way of
normal activities. The doctors will then have to determine exactly
what is causing the pain. It could be a tendon, muscle, disc, joint
or any other part of the body. Often the location of the pain, is not
the location of the injury. A combination of physical exam and
sophisticated imaging will be used to locate the precise location
that needs to be treated.
A physiatrist is a doctor that specializes in bringing motion back into the body after it’s been injured or sick. They focus on nerves, muscles, bones and joints. Instead of masking pain, they search for the cause of the limitation. Once that’s been found, they work to restore mobility to the body, without resorting to surgery. Physiatrists work with Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine, and physical therapists. Patients can expect to have acupuncture and massage therapy combined with more standard treatments. If these Non Surgical Lancaster Orthopedic treatments don’t work, then the team moves on to slightly more invasive treatments. This might include Radiofrequency Ablation for chronic pain. The doctor identifies nerves are sending out non-stop pain signals. They then use radio waves to destroy these nerves.
If you are looking for orthopedic physical therapy and treatment specialists in Lancaster? Hershey Orthopedic & Spine Rehabilitation is dedicated to treating a full spectrum of musculoskeletal problems. Get in touch with them.