Physical Medicine

What is Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation?

It’s not shocking news that many people all around the world suffer from pain in their neck, lower back, knees, or shoulders. Anyone who has experienced this realizes how consuming it can be. Most people who have experienced it will go to great lengths to feel some kind of relief. Many people spend thousands of dollars trying to find a cure when they should be looking for ways to help manage. While most medical professionals are seeking a medical cure, there are specific specialists that are there to help treat and find the best ways to help manage it.

Physical medicine includes many ways to improve and restore functional capacity and quality of life for people who have disorders, disabilities, injuries, or simply because of aging. It is the process of diagnosis, treatment, education, and rehabilitation. Specialists have a broad range of knowledge, including neurology (nerves, nervous system), musculoskeletal (bones, muscles) and rheumatology (joints, muscles, ligaments). Some physicians complete additional training in sports medicine, pediatrics, brain injury, and pain medicine.

What is the Purpose of Physical Medicine?

The purpose of physical medicine is to enable anyone to enhance their overall health, performance, and well-being. It is important because it will help give you tools and resources to help manage your condition after learning about it. You will work together to develop a specific strategy to restore movement and function using non-surgical treatment options, which may include therapeutic exercises, stretching, adjustments, manual manipulations, massages, injections, braces, or other assistive devices utilizing a variety of technologies. The goal is to enhance performance and functionality to improve the quality of life without surgical intervention, to increase independence with daily living activities, and to decrease pain.

Types of Pain and What Causes Them?

There are two sorts of pain: acute and chronic.

Acute pain is a common reaction to an injury or illness. It usually begins abruptly and lasts only a few minutes.

Chronic pain is pain that lasts longer than intended. It usually lasts for more than three months. Pain can range from a faint ache to a sharp stab, and it can be minor to severe. You may experience discomfort in only one portion of your body or throughout your entire body.

The following are the most common causes of pain in adults:

Surgery for injuries and medical conditions (such as cancer, arthritis, and back difficulties).

At Frontier Physical Medicine, we specialize in helping out those in need to become strong and live a happy and healthy life. Feel free to contact us with any questions you may have.