Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
in Kansas City

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation is centered on restoring function and performance to empower people to return to the activities they love. Our focus is on conservative care treatment options, such as therapies, medications and injections. Our first priority is figuring out what the cause of the pain is so that we can establish an effective plan of care.

SPINE

Neck and back pain have innumerable causes. Common issues include disc injury, facet joint injury, arthritis, sacroiliac joint pain, muscle (myofascial) pain, pinched nerve (sciatica) or fracture.

TREATMENTS

  • Activity Modifications
  • Physical Therapy
  • Anti Inflammatory Medications
  • Injections

 

Extremities (Limbs)

Your extremities include everything from the shoulder to the hand and the hip to the foot. Each part of the body has a complex set of pain generators, and you can expect a thorough examination from your Physical Medicine Specialist in order to identify the precise cause of your discomfort. Injured structures include joints, cartilage, tendons, ligaments, muscles, nerves, vessels (arteries or veins) or bone.

TREATMENTS

  • Activity Modifications
  • Physical Therapy
  • Anti Inflammatory Medications
  • Injections
  • Bracing
  • Exercise Recommendations
  • Nutrition Counseling

injectionS

REGENERATIVE

These cutting edge procedure use your bodies own cells and growth factors to promote healing thus there is no risk of harm or negative reaction.

injection Types

  • Platelet Rich Pasma (PRP)
  • Stem Cell Injections
  • Prolotherapy

CONDITIONS TreateD

  • Tendon Tears
  • Ligament Tears
  • Joint Pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Tendinitis

Botox

Botulinum toxin (aka. botox, xeomin) has been successfully used in the treatment of chronic spasticity, as well as the in treatment of chronic migraines.

CONDITIONS TREATED

  • Migraines
  • Spasticity

spinal

Spinal injections come in many forms and locations depending on the root cause of your back, neck or leg pain. A live X-Ray machine (fluoroscopy) is used to safely and accurately guide the injection precisely to the location of pain providing maximum relief.

INJECTION TYPES

  • Facet Joint Blocks (Medial Branch Blocks)
  • Sacro-Iliac Joint Injections
  • Epidural Injections
  • Sacro-Coccygeal Injections

CONDITIONS TREATED

  • Back Pain
  • Leg Pain
  • Sciatica

muscle & joint

Each muscle and joint is susceptible to pain and inflammation. There are various treatment options available to help you recover quickly while avoiding surgery. Injections can help to reduce inflammation, promote healing, and provide relief.

INJECTION TYPES

  • Viscosupplementation (Hyaluronic Acid)
  • Cortisone
  • Trigger Point
  • Regenerative Medicine

conditionS TREATED

  • Tendinitis
  • Muscle Spasms
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Acute Injuries

diagnostic procedures

EMG/NCs

EMG/NCS (Electromyography/nerve conduction studies) are studies that test the integrity of your nerves from your spine outward, looking for slowing and weakening of your nerves which can cause pain, numbness and weakness in your arms or legs.

conditions tested

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Ulnar Neuropathy
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Lumbosacral Radiculopathy (sciatica)
  • Peroneal Neuropathy
  • Tibial Neuropathy
  • Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

ultrasound

Ultrasound is a non invasive way of looking at structures underneath the skin.

conditions tested

  • Tendon injuries
  • Fractures
  • Bursitis
  • Degenerative tears