Sports medicine has become increasingly vital over the years due to the vast number of individuals participating in sports activities and the likelihood for injury. Studies by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that approximately 38 million children and adolescents participate in organized sports, while an estimated 170 adults participate in non-work-related physical activity. While playing sports and staying active is a great way to maintain your health, it can also lead to a number of injuries. Fortunately, Carolina Back Institute offers many services to help you get back in the game.
Acute Pain Management
Acute pain is defined as short-term pain related to the physical sensations caused by tissue damage. This pain may last from a few minutes to several months, depending on the severity of the injury, and will typically decline during the healing process. Carolina Back Institute offers a number of pain management services including EMG nerve conduction studies, epidural steroid injections, diagnostic nerve blocks, joint injections, radiofrequency abiation, trigger point injections, and sacroiliac joint injections.
Prolotherapy is an innovative treatment option in which a dextrose solution and anesthetic are injected into weakened or damaged musculoskeletal tissues. The solution works by irritating and inflaming the tissues, stimulating your body’s natural healing process and encouraging the development of new tendon fibers and ligaments.
Physical therapy can be used alone or in conjunction with other pain management services to reduce pain and swelling, strengthen your body, regain range of motion, and increase flexibility. Physical therapy works by combining exercise with manual therapy and a number of modalities including heat, cold, ultrasound, and electrical stimulation.
Whether you’re suffering from a sports injury, plantar fasciitis, osteoarthritis, or back pain, our physicians with the Carolina Back Institute are here to help. Learn more about our non-surgical spine and joint care services by visiting our website or calling (919) 781-9950 today!