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Physical Medicine

Physical Medicine services offered in Atlantis, Boynton Beach, Wellington and Boca Raton, FL

If you need relief from chronic pain or treatment for an orthopedic injury or disease but want to avoid surgery, you can turn to physical medicine. The skilled physical medicine team at the Orthopedic Center of Palm Beach County in Atlantis, Boynton Beach, and Wellington, Florida, have extensive experience in nonsurgical treatments that restore your health and help you return to an active life without pain. Call the office today or use online booking to learn how physical medicine can support your return to an active lifestyle.

Physical Medicine Q & A

What is physical medicine?

Physical medicine, also called physiatry or physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R), focuses on restoring your health and rehabilitating your body after suffering an injury or developing an orthopedic condition.

Most importantly, the team uses evidence-based medical management, providing comprehensive nonsurgical treatments to promote healing and ease pain.

Which treatments are included in physical medicine?

Physical medicine specialists use various diagnostic tests to accurately diagnose the cause of your pain. The Orthopedic Center of Palm Beach County performs on-site MRIs. They also do specialized tests, including electromyography and nerve conduction studies, that measure electrical activities in your muscles.

At the Orthopedic Center of Palm Beach County, your provider creates a customized physical medicine treatment plan that can include one or more treatments that promote healing and restore strength and function.

A few examples of treatments used in physical medicine are:

  • Physical therapy
  • Medication management
  • Rehabilitation medicine
  • Occupational therapy
  • Acupuncture
  • Bracing
  • Trigger point injections
  • Joint injections
  • Viscosupplementation
  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections
  • Epidural injections
  • Nerve blocks
  • Radiofrequency ablation
  • Medial branch injections
  • Electrical stimulation (BioniCare®)
  • PurMed CBD products (medical marijuana)

This list looks long, yet it doesn’t include the full scope of services available through physical medicine.

Which conditions are treated with physical medicine?

The Orthopedic Center of Palm Beach County treats most musculoskeletal conditions with physical medicine as your primary treatment or to support your rehabilitation after surgery for a severe injury or disease.

They specialize in using physical medicine for conditions like:

  • Arthritis
  • Neck pain
  • Back pain
  • Hip pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Muscle strains
  • Ligament sprains
  • Herniated discs
  • Spinal stenosis (narrowing of the spinal canal)
  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Sports injuries
  • After-stroke care

Regardless of your condition, your provider focuses on accelerating healing and maximizing your recovery. They carefully design your physical medicine and rehabilitation plan to meet your unique needs and activity goals.

Some people need to regain a primary function, like walking without pain or improving their balance. Others need more intensive sport-specific training that prepares them to get back into the game.

The physical medicine team can ease your symptoms and improve your mobility, whether you have an injury or chronic pain. Call the Orthopedic Center of Palm Beach County today or request an appointment online.