Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
When treating pain, it is important to understand that often times where the pain presents is not the area that needs to be treated. The pain may be due to referred or radiating pain from other structures. It is important to focus on functional improvement when treating pain, which is one of the main tenets of physiatry. You can read more about what a physiatrist is in our blog.
Interventional Spine Care
A wide range of non-surgical procedures are offered to help reduce pain. These procedures are minimally invasive and are designed to facilitate healing, relief pain and improve function. Procedures are brief and the patient is usually able to go home shortly after their injection/procedure. Dr. Tekmyster will discuss if any procedures are right for you in achieving functional improvement.
Sports medicine is the treatment and prevention of illness and injury associated with activity and sport. Sports Medicine Physicians specialize in the non-operative treatment of musculoskeletal conditions, and do not only apply to competitive or elite athletes. The practice of Sports Medicine applies to non-athlete as well and is able to provide excellent resources for the individuals who wishes to become active or begin an exercise program. For the “weekend warrior” or “industrial athlete” who experiences an injury, the same expertise used for the competitive athlete can be applied to return the individual as quickly as possible to full function.
Diagnostic and Interventional Ultrasound
Ultrasound imaging is a modality that uses sound waves to produce images of soft tissue structures such as muscles, tendons and ligaments. It is safe and painless and involves the use of a small transducer probe with a gel that is placed directly on the skin. Ultrasound images are captured in real-time, they can show the structure and movement of the body’s internal organs as well as blood flowing through vessels. It is useful in diagnosing sprains, strains and tears, and for the guidance of interventional procedures to ensure the best possible outcomes. Ultrasound is safe since it does not use radiation to generate images of the body. Read More.
EMG/NCS: Nerve Conduction Testing and Electromyography
Electromyography (EMG) is a diagnostic procedure to assess the health of muscles and the nerve cells that control them. This test measures muscle response or electrical activity in response to a nerve’s stimulation of the muscle. The test is used to help detect nerve and muscle abnormalities. EMG/NCS s can reveal nerve dysfunction, muscle dysfunction or problems with nerve-to-muscle signal transmission as well as identify, prognosticate and locate nerve impingement in the upper and lower extremities.