Physical medicine refers to a category of treatments that address biomechanical disorders or pain through means that are non-surgical (and this typically excludes exercise therapy as well).
At Primary Spine & Rehab, we provide a range of highly specialized physical medicine treatments proven to greatly enhance the effects of normal physical therapy. These treatments often require injections and/or medicine, and are therefore outside the scope of your usual physical therapy practice. However, recognizing the importance and value of these treatments, our team
includes the medical credentials, specialized equipment, and specialized training to be able to deliver the physical medicine treatments proven to achieve outcomes over and above usual physical therapy.
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)
We can enhance the natural healing of muscles and connective tissue by injecting concentrated growth factors spun down from your own blood. For some types of cases, this has been shown to create more pain relief than steroid injections while also doing more to promote meaningful healing.
[Also known as proliferation therapy or regenerative injection therapy] Tendons and ligaments tend to not regain their full integrity after injury. Prolotherapy causes tendons and ligaments to strengthen, especially at their bony attachments. Learn More
Viscosupplementation / Hyaluronan Injections
This treatment replaces natural lubricants in the joints and is used most often in the treatment of arthritic knees. Learn More
Botox® for Chronic Migraines
Botox is the only medical treatment FDA approved for chronic migraine.* It has been shown to prevent migraines, reduce their length, and reduce their severity, even for patients who have not responded to oral medications. Treatments take only about 15 minutes, and are delivered only once every 12 weeks. Learn More
Trigger Point Injections
Trigger points are hyper-irritable spots located in taut bands of skeletal muscles. They can impede the progress of physical therapy. These specialized injections quickly inactivate trigger points and provide prompt symptom relief.
Cortisone or Lidocaine Injections
Corticosteroid injections provide rapid relief in joint pain and can be repeated as needed. We perform these injections under ultrasound guidance to ensure accuracy and maximize effectiveness. Combined with exercise therapy protocols, joint injections can be part of a treatment program for fast and lasting success.