Physical Medicine Services in Gainesville, FL
Trigger Point Injections
Effective injection therapy will relax the muscles, loosen physical knots, and provide the patient with immediate pain relief so the healing process can begin.
When a muscle is overstimulated and cannot relax, painful knots often form. This may be the result of injury and is also extremely common in today’s stressful world where too many people spend too much time in front of a computer screen. Trigger points are muscular pressure points that develop as a result of these knots and greatly restrict patient mobility. Patients experience pain both at the site of the trigger point and in surrounding muscular areas.
Physical Medicine Associates of Gainesville’s providers have the diagnostic skills to accurately pinpoint the origin of your trigger points, ensuring that we provide the best treatment available to alleviate your pain. Trigger Point Injection Therapy administered directly to the trigger point location breaks the continuous cycle of pain and spasm. This allows the muscles to finally relax and the knots to loosen. This provides pain relief and allows the healing process to begin.
At Physical Medicine Associates of Gainesville, we focus on providing the best in natural pain relief and physical medicine.
Recovery through Chiropractic Treatment
Our doctors and team of physical medicine providers incorporate several different natural therapies and techniques for relieving pain. By using chiropractic care, exercise physiology, physical therapy/rehabilitation, and massage therapy, our patients achieve relief of pain that is faster and longer lasting when compared to using only medication and traditional therapies.
This combination of traditional and natural therapies allows our patients to truly receive the best of both worlds when it comes to their healthcare. After first focusing on relieving the inflamed and injured tissues of the spine and body, our doctors then proceed to strengthen and rehabilitate the area, giving our patients a much healthier spine and body overall.
Over the last 115 years, chiropractic care has been the leading natural and most effective, non-invasive, and cost-effective approach to treating spinal pain (both acute and chronic) conditions. Our clinic specializes in using the best combination of chiropractic with spinal rehabilitative exercises for pain management and pain relief.
Chiropractic care works by first relieving the tension or inflammation to the delicate nerves of the spine. This irritation to spinal nerves is the chief cause of spinal pain. When chiropractic adjustments are given to relieve the pressure placed on the nerves of the spine, relief is noticed almost instantly. This relationship between the spine and nervous system is the main focus of chiropractic treatment. With chiropractic care, patients not only respond fast to spine pain conditions but also to conditions of the entire body as well.
Clinical Massage Therapy
If you are experiencing chronic pain, our highly qualified and experienced licensed massage therapists can help.
Recovery through Massage Therapy
For centuries massage therapy has been used to manage a multitude of physical ailments. Vast research confirms that the benefits of massage therapy are extensive and can help alleviate all types of chronic conditions.
Massage therapy does more than still the mind and restore the body. It has beneficial physiological and psychological benefits. Since muscles are attached to bones and joints, it is very important for them to be relaxed and stretched. Adding massage therapy to your medical and chiropractic care can greatly increase the effectiveness of the treatment program designed for you.
Why We Highly Recommend Massage Therapy
One of the principal goals of our medical providers and chiropractors is to locate your areas of pain and reduce and cure the problems without the risk of invasive surgery. Massage therapy can greatly enhance the results of your treatment program. After one of our highly skilled practitioners has diagnosed the problem and located the areas in need of attention (often the joints, soft tissues, and the spine), you will have an initial consultation with the massage therapist. You, the medical and chiropractic staff, and the therapist will work together to determine the frequency of your massage therapy sessions.
If you are a migraine, cluster headache, trigeminal neuralgia, or other type of headache sufferer—don’t despair!
Headaches are among the most common of neurological disorders and are the most common cause of pain. Over 8 million doctor visits per year are due to headaches. It is estimated that 47% of the U.S. population suffers from headache disorders. Our new headache treatment has been shown in practice to alleviate pain in most patients in a short period of time (possibly in as little as one treatment). Imagine the life you will get back with your headaches a thing of the past!
This new headache treatment most effectively treats the following conditions:
- Tension Headache
- Cluster Headache
- Trigeminal Neuralgia
- Headache due to PTSD
- Post-concussion headache
- Headache during pregnancy
- Migraine headaches with or without aura
- Atypical face pain
- Fast treatment
- Minimal discomfort (no needles!)
- Swift relief
- Covered by many insurance and Medicare plans
Our healthcare staff is specially trained to diagnose and treat the source of your back pain. All of our treatment options are all-natural, so you can benefit from your treatment without the risks and recovery time associated with more invasive procedures, such as back surgery.
Herniated or bulging discs can put pressure on the spinal nerves, resulting in pain down the back and legs. At Physical Medicine Associates of Gainesville, we offer nonsurgical decompression to relieve this pressure and alleviate associated pain. Unlike more invasive options, spinal decompression requires little to no recovery time or powerful pain medications—so you can enjoy the results and continue to perform your daily activities.
Spinal decompression uses mechanical traction to gently stretch the spine. During this procedure, you will lay on a special table while our healthcare professional controls the traction device through a computer. A session typically consists of 15 one-minute periods of decompression, with a relaxation cycle in between, for a total of 30 minutes.
Nonsurgical decompression causes a vacuum-like effect, which allows any leaking tissue to return to the spinal disc. The vacuum also increases blood circulation in the spine, which brings nutrients and oxygen necessary for healing. Patients report that decompression is a pain-free procedure; in fact, some even fall asleep during their session. Surgery should always be a last resort when it comes to treating back pain. To learn if you’re a candidate for our spinal decompression therapy, please call (352) 378-7664 to schedule your free initial consultation today.
Whether you have injured your back or undergone spinal surgery, physical rehabilitation can help to restore your range of motion as well as overall well-being.
At Physical Medicine Associates of Gainesville, our healthcare team offers a number of physiotherapy options including:
- Cold therapy
- Moist heat therapy
- Mechanical traction
- Electrical muscle stimulation
In addition to these types of physiotherapy, we can work with you to strengthen your core and increase flexibility in order to reduce the risk of future back injuries. Our team can develop an at-home regimen to complement the physical rehabilitation exercises performed in our office.
Education is an important component of physical rehabilitation. Our staff can go over modifications to your daily activities to protect your back and provide advice on how to avoid further injury. Physical rehabilitation can help you address the underlying cause of your back pain.