Patients who have recently experienced a sports-related injury have a lot of treatment options to consider. By visiting a doctor that specializes in pain management and disorders of the musculoskeletal system, patients can experience a program of pain management and rehabilitation that is designed specifically for the types of injuries caused by athletic activity.
By incorporating this type of doctor (known as a Physiatrist) in a facility that includes all of the major rehabilitation modalities—physical therapy, acupuncture and chiropractic care—Monmouth Pain and Rehabilitation has made the rehabilitation process easier and more effective for patients.
Our Medical Director focuses on making an accurate diagnosis before creating a rehabilitation program with several basic objectives: to reduce pain, heal the injury, and improve overall functionality, strength, and flexibility. With a number of conservative treatment options available to our patients, this system has been implemented at Monmouth Pain and Rehabilitation to help patients heal without surgery or excessive drug use.
When sports injuries cause debilitating pain (pain that restricts the ability to heal), our pain management specialist may incorporate a number of pain-reducing strategies—including injections of a long-lasting steroid or anesthetic numbing agent. These might include epidural steroid injections, joint injections, trigger point injections (for muscle pain), or sympathetic blocks (injections to block nerve pain).