According to the National Institutes of Health, an astonishing $75-90 billion is spent on back pain relief annually in the United States. It costs companies a $10-20 billion loss in productivity each year. And 80% of adults have suffered debilitating back and neck pain at some point in their lives. These figures are astounding and, in many cases, preventable.
At The Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Center, we offer effective and lasting Bronx back pain treatment. We provide compassionate, cutting edge technology and state of the art treatment options to get you better. The PMR Center is a diagnostic and treatment facility, with an emphasis on non-operative treatment including physical therapy, occupational therapy, patient education, and body mechanics. While the majority of conditions are responsive to non-operative therapy, our physicians will readily refer to and work closely with any other specialists or surgeons our patients may require. And if you are suffering from back pain, you want the most compassionate and skilled care you can find. For that exceptional care, the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Center offers the best treatments possible.
Our friendly clinical staff and physicians combine their extensive training in physical rehabilitation to manage patients with back pain. Causes of pain and disability in the neck and back include problems with discs, nerves, joints, ligaments, or muscles. Our Bronx back pain treatment includes physical therapy and a combination of modalities to target each patient’s specific problem. Epidural steroid injections have been found to be an effective treatment for patients with sports injuries, neck, lower back, arm, and leg pain. The purpose of the epidural injection is to decrease inflammation and provide pain relief, thereby facilitating active therapy. Their primary use is as one component of a comprehensive treatment plan that includes medication, physical therapy, and education in body mechanics. Electrodiagnostic testing provides information about muscles and nerves helping the physician arrive at a diagnosis. The idea of EMG is not all that different than EKG. In EKG electrodes record the electrical activity of the heart. In EEG, the same thing can be done to record electricity within the brain. Technology has made it possible to record electrical activity of muscles and nerves (other electrical tissues) throughout the body.
Physical therapy is an integral and vital part of our rehabilitation program for Bronx back pain treatment. Therapeutic exercise is the use of exercise for stretching muscles and joints, or strengthening muscles to gain increased power, endurance and stabilization. These exercises also maintain strength and prevent further injuries. If you have had an accident, have sustained an injury, or have a specific medical condition that could benefit from physical therapy, come and see our experienced pain management team. Our mission is to get you well and keep you strong and healthy so you can return to an active lifestyle.