At Intermountain Salt Lake Clinic, we have a full staff of physicians that specialize in physical medicine and rehabilitation, which includes disorders of the musculoskeletal system and nerves. Our specialists focus on non-operative treatment of various conditions, including but not limited to:
- Back pain
- Neck pain
- Spinal problems
- Osteoarthritis and other joint problems
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Muscle strains
- Sports injuries
For each condition, our doctors will create a customized treatment program specifically for you, working one-on-one with you to help you recover in the most effective and efficient way possible.
The Difference between Physical Therapy and Physical Medicine
Though both physical therapy and physical medicine are used to treat many similar problems and conditions, they are very different. In addition to various forms of physical therapy, physical medicine specialists utilize imaging, medications, and injections. For example, physical medicine offers:
- X-ray guided spinal injections
- Epidural cortisone injections
- Radiofrequency rhizotomy
- Facet injections
- Joint injections
- X-ray guided joint injections
- EMGs (electromyography and nerve conductions studies)
- Trigger point injections
- Botox for dystonia
Physical therapy and physical medicine can be used to help facilitate a faster recovery. At Salt Lake Clinic, your primary care physician, physical therapist, and physical medicine provider will all collaborate to create a unique treatment plan specifically for you.
When you come to Salt Lake Clinic for physical medicine and rehabilitation, you are in good hands. All of our doctors are board certified, have completed their residencies, and are experienced, having worked in the field of physical medicine for many years.
If you have a musculoskeletal disorder or chronic pain, you should have a physical medicine specialist diagnose and manage your treatment, especially if your primary health care provider referred you to us.
Call us today to schedule an appointment with one of our physical medicine specialists!