Conditions and treatments
Pain of the back, leg, shoulder and upper body
A common source of discomfort is lower back pain. We provide injections such as nerve blocks and epidurals. You may also need medication. Physical and occupational therapists may be needed to learn new skills for work, school and daily life.
These conditions, called neuralgia, include nerve damage from diabetes. Along with diabetes treatments, your doctor can address the nerve pain through medication and therapy.
Brain injury (mild and traumatic)
Patients who have experienced head trauma, such as a direct blow, serious fall or collision, may have subtle changes in personality, memory or concentration. Symptoms may be mild or may worsen with time. Head and brain injuries can be life threatening.
Nerve blocking procedures and medication can help with involuntary movements known as spasticity which may be related to traumatic brain injury, stroke, spinal cord injury or cerebral palsy.
Burns, trauma, other injury
Gradual strengthening and movement helps patients recover muscle strength and abilities. Wound care helps prevent infection and scarring. Medication relieves pain. We also have counseling referrals to help adjust to changes in appearance and abilities.
Stroke, cancer, heart attack
Strokes can alter or limit speech, walking, driving and other ordinary activities. Rehabilitation helps limit its damaging effects. Cardiac rehabilitation helps you return to better health after a heart attack. Wound care and physical and occupational therapy help you recover after cancer.
Occupational injuries and work-related conditions
Working with your employer, we provide immediate care and rehabilitation after your injury.
Provided by a physician acupuncturist as an alternative to traditional medicine.
Spinal cord injury
The backbone contains long rope of nerves known as the spinal cord. Damage to it may result in paraplegia (loss of use of the legs) and quadriplegia (loss of use of the arms and legs). Adaptive equipment and a skills program enable patients to achieve the highest possible independence.
Many former polio patients have muscle fatigue, weakening, generalized tiredness and loss of muscle strength known as post-polio syndrome. We help patients avoid complications such as breathing problems or pneumonia.
Treatments and therapy for easing pain and recovering function.
Programs that strengthen muscles and relieve joint stress.
Rehabilitation after amputation
Support as patients return home and to work after amputation includes adaptive equipment, prosthesis and orthotics, communication assistance and wheelchairs. We also manage phantom limb pain.
Evaluation for and prescription of wheelchairs, communication devices and orthotics.
Musculoskeletal and Spine Center
Rehabilitation Physician Clinics
Physicians: See a full list of our clinics at our Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation website.
Call 252-744-MOVE (6683).