Our office is unlike any other in that we provide traditional medical care alongside holistic and proven methods such as acupuncture. In order to provide medical services, we’ve incorporated a medical doctor specializing in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R). In particular, our Medical Director focuses on Interventional Pain and Musculoskeletal Medicine. In addition to providing diagnoses, our medical doctor acts as the team leader in coordinating physical therapy, acupuncture, massage therapy, and chiropractic services.
Our medical doctor also offers medication management (with a focus on the conservative use of medication) as well as injections of a corticosteroid and/or anesthetic. These options are part of our office’s commitment to healthy rehabilitation, which includes helping patients to avoid unnecessary surgeries and unwarranted drug use. For example, Epidural Steroid Injections might be used to alleviate the disabling pain associated with sciatica, thereby allowing patients to take advantage of physical therapy practices for rehabilitation.
Essentially, the goal of medical care at Monmouth Pain and Rehabilitation is to help patients get out of pain, improve movement and strength while reducing the damage and stress on the body that is unnecessary and yet so often a component of the rehabilitative process.
PM&R doctors are also prepared to help with the emotional challenges so often ignored during rehabilitation. This distinguishes the type of care found at our office from other facilities in that our medical staff views and treats patients as a whole, offering help for physical, social, and emotional needs. The inclusion of acupuncture at Monmouth Pain and Rehab is also part of this aspect of care.