Sports Medicine

Sports medicine (also known as sport and exercise medicine (SEM), deals with treatment and prevention of musculoskeletal injuries related to sports and exercise, such as ankle sprains, fractures, head, knee and shoulder injuries.

Sports medicine physicians are responsible for helping people, not just athletes:

  • Improve their athletic performance levels
  • Recover from injury
  • Prevent future injuries
  • Suggest exercise programs and diet plans

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Physical medicine and rehabilitation also referred as Physiatry, is a medical specialty focused on restoring the health and functional capabilities of people disabled by acute illness, disease, injury and congenital disorders.

Medical conditions treated in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation include:

  • Amputation
  • Arthritis
  • Bladder or bowel dysfunction
  • Brain injury
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Dysphagia
  • Fibromyalgia
    • Lymphedema
    • Multiple sclerosis
    • Muscular dystrophy
    • Osteoporosis
    • Parkinson's disease
    • Spina bifida
    • Spinal cord injury
    • Musculoskeletal injuries
    • (pain of muscles, tendons, ligaments, joints and bones)
    • Spine pain (low back pain, neck pain)
    • Sports-related injuries
    • Stroke
    • Vestibular/balance disorders
    • Work-related injuries
    • Wound care

    Pain Management

    Pain can be a very unbearable and debilitating medical condition, that can have a major impact on your physical and mental/emotional well-being.

    Classification of Pain – Acute or Chronic

    • Acute Pain - Severe and Short-lived
    • Chronic Pain - Mild to Severe

    Presently, the best way to treat acute or chronic pain is to manage the symptoms.

    We provide treatment for the following types of pain:

    • Low back pain
    • Spinal stenosis
    • Vertebral Compression Fractures
    • Cervical and lumbar facet joint disease
    • Sciatica/Radiculopathy (pinched nerve)
    • Sacroiliac joint disease
    • Failed back surgery pain (FBSS) / Post-Laminectomy Neuropathic Pain
    • Neuropathic (Nerve) pain
    • Head pain / Occipital neuralgia (Scalp/head pain)
    • Hip pain
    • Intercostal neuralgia (Rib pain)
    • Peripheral neuropathy (Diabetic nerve pain)
    • Complex regional pain syndrome (Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy -  RSD)
    • Herniated discs and degenerative disc disease (discogenic pain)
    • Neck pain
    • Shoulder and knee arthritic pain (osteoparthritis)
    • Myofascial (Muscular) pain
    • Post surgical pain
    • Cancer pain (pancreatic, colorectal, lung, breast, bone)
    • Pain from peripheral vascular disease
    • Anginal pain (chest pains)
    • Post-herpetic neuralgia (shingles pain)
    • Nerve entrapment syndromes
    • Spastisticy related syndromes/ pain
    • Spinal Cord Injury (central pain)
    • Pelvic pain
    • Thoracic outlet syndrome