Pain Management: Eliminate Pain Symptoms & Reduce Risk for Recurrences
Pain Management services at MyoFit Clinic are tailored to eliminate pain symptoms and reduce risk for recurrences. Pain management services are ideal for people that have not responded to traditional medical interventions, such as oral medications and injections. We have great success treating physical pains related to years of hard labor, overuse injuries and joint pain.
Whether your pain is acute or chronic, our Doctors of Physical Therapy will create a custom treatment program, utilizing state of the art treatment techniques and manual hands on skills, in order to get you feeling well.
Our physical therapists evaluate the causes, irritants and persistence of your pain symptoms. We determine how your medical status, environment and physical health may contribute to your pain. Once evaluated, we can create a plan for correction. We go beyond traditional ice and heat therapies, utilizing evidence based, modern treatment techniques.
MyoFit Clinic’s non-medicinal pain management services are covered by your medical insurance same as our physical therapy services.
Our pain management services include:
Intramuscular Stimulation- dry needling (IMS/DNT): IMS is a unique procedure that targets muscle function to improve tissue healing and muscle restoration. This technique utilizes thin solid filament dry needles to deactivate and desensitize trigger points within the muscle belly. Trigger points are known to contribute to pain, limited flexibility and poor muscle function. This effective method of pain relief is safe and particularly useful for individuals suffering from many neuromusculoskeletal conditions.
Instrumental assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM): There are two main functions of IASTM: to break up abnormal tissue densities and to reinitiate healing in the tissues by promoting blood flow and removes excess cellular waste. The therapist utilizes specially-designed surgical steel instruments, along with appropriate pressure, and therapeutic exercise to effectively treat areas with soft tissue restriction and chronic inflammation in order to return soft tissue such as muscles, tendons and ligaments to normal functioning ability.
Low level light laser (LLLT): LLLT or “cold laser” utilizes low power laser light to alter cellular function. These lasers stimulate cellular function and reduce pain by speeding up the natural healing process of your body. This modality enhances healing of joint and soft tissue injuries, and has been found to be especially beneficial for acute pain, wound healing, arthritis pain, and joint disorders.
Trigger Point Therapy: A trigger point is an area within a muscle that is tight and holds tension. These points cause pain in that area and refer pain to other parts of the body. The therapist applies firm pressure to the trigger point, leading to muscle relaxation and pain reduction. For many people with chronic pain, trigger points can be prevalent throughout the upper back and neck. Trigger point therapy can be extremely beneficial for those who have dealt with chronic pain.
Massage: Massage is one of society’s oldest forms of natural healing and pain relief. Massage promotes tissue repair, reduces muscle tension and cramping and reduces inflammation. There are several different forms of massage and your skilled therapist will determine which form best suits your pain needs. Massage has been shown to reduce stress and release endorphins into the body, allowing the body to relax. Because chronic pain leads to muscle spasm and tension, massage is an excellent means of pain reduction, reducing muscle tension and relieving pain.
Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS): TENS utilizes electrical stimulation to decrease pain. Electrodes are placed over the area of pain and the machine conducts electrical currents. You sense a gentle tingling in the skin and the electric signal disrupts the pain nerve pathway. By blocking the pain pathway, you feel relief of pain symptoms.
Conditions that benefit from our pain management interventions include:
- Chronic pain
- Acute injury
- Degenerative Joint Disease
- Sports Related Injury
- Back Injury
- Neuropathic Pain
- Overuse Injury
- Cancer Related Pain
- Chronic Fatigue
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Muscle Spasm
- Neck Pain