EMGs and Nerve Conduction Studies
EMGs and nerve conduction studies are used to diagnose diseases such as carpal tunnel syndrome, pinched back nerves, Lou Gehrig’s disease, and more. It is imperative that a physician trained in electrodiagnostic medicine perform the study to ensure that the final diagnosis is the correct one. Before your study, tell the physician if you are taking aspirin or blood thinners (like Coumadin®), have a pacemaker, or have hemophilia. Take a bath or shower to remove oil from your skin. Do not use body lotion on the day of the test.
Some patients find EMGs mildly uncomfortable, like a pinch. With the newer needles used today, there is less discomfort. In addition our physicians use techniques to minimize discomfort.
For more information you can check out our videos from the links below:
There are two parts to an EMG;
Nerve Conduction Study: https://www.facebook.com/SIRMPC/videos/1965347130445331/
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Injections
PRP is a natural injection used to heal tissue and reduce inflammation using a component of ones own blood, platelets. Platelets contain growth factors which promote the healing process. We will draw a sample of your blood and then place the blood into a centrifuge to separate the components of the blood. The separated platelets with the remaining plasma are then injected into the affected area. Since we are using your own blood side effects are uncommon, though one should expect some inflammation and initial discomfort.
Osteoarthritic Knee Injections
We offer injections to treat knee osteoarthritis pain. These injections range from a one-time injection to a weekly injection for three weeks. These injections can help reduce pain in the knee and possibly increase mobility. The effects have been shown to last for several months.
Cortisone injections may help relieve pain and inflammation in a specific area of your body.
Botox ® is approved by the FDA for the treatment of migraines, spasmodic torticollis, also know as cervical dystonia, and increased muscle stiffness in elbow, wrist, and finger muscles of adults with upper limb spasticity.
Follow this link for a demonstration by Dr. Arbit on using Botox to treat Migraines: https://www.facebook.com/SIRMPC/videos/408833613168348/
Epidural Steroid Injections/Interventional Procedures
Interventional Pain Management is a medical subspecialty which treats pain with interventions such as facet joint injections, nerve blocks, epidurals, medial branch blocks or rhizotomy/radiofrequency ablation.
Follow this link to hear Dr. Shawn Achtman fill you in on some specifics of Interventional Pain Management: https://www.facebook.com/SIRMPC/videos/323412561680737/
Pain management involves assessing the patient as a while, including history and duration of pain to develop a plan of care including but not limited to opioid pain management.
Sports injuries can result from acute trauma or repetitive stress associated with athletic activities. Such injuries can affect bones or soft tissues such as muscles, ligaments and tendons. Some of the common injuries we treat include tennis elbow or golfer’s elbow, shin splints, knee pain, ankle sprain, hamstring strain, shoulder injuries, tendinitis, etc.
Physical Therapy is a service used to develop, maintain and restore maximum movement and functional ability throughout ones lifespan. The service can be provided in circumstances where movement and function are jeopardized by aging, injury, pain, diseases, disorders, conditions or environmental factors. Our Physical Therapists put together a treatment plan that is designed for each patient’s individual goals, challenges and needs.
Graston Technique ® is an evidence based form of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization. This technique allows clinicians to detect and break down scar tissue and fascial restrictions and maintain optimal range of motion.
Follow this link for a video where Lori Zywiol, DPT, tells you a little about Graston and demonstrates treating neck pain with this technique: https://www.facebook.com/SIRMPC/videos/2041144416198935/
Follow this link for a video where Lori Zywiol, DPT, treats anterior knee pain with Graston: https://www.facebook.com/SIRMPC/videos/1925586884421356/
Acupuncture is most commonly used to treat pain. This involves the insertion of extremely thin needles through the skin at strategic points on your body to boost your body’s natural painkillers and increase blood flow.
Follow this link to watch an Acupuncture demonstration from Dr. Arbit: https://www.facebook.com/SIRMPC/videos/1977978775848833/