MEDICAL SERVICES

Consultations

At Metro Physical Medicine, our goal is to develop unique treatment plans for each patient. We provide thorough consultations to evaluate individual needs and goals.

Injections:

  • Trigger point injections

    Trigger points are knots of muscles that form when muscles do not relax. In a trigger point injection, a local anesthetic, and saline or a corticosteroid, is injected into the trigger point, making it inactive.
  • Nerve blocks

    Nerve blocks are used for pain treatment and management. Nerve-numbing medication is injected into a specific area of the body to block the group of nerves causing pain to that area.
  • Botox injections

    Botox injections have been very successful in treating migraines, and providing pain management for arthritis, back pain, and nerve pain.
  • Major joint injections

    A major joint injection deposits local anesthetic and steroids into the joint space or capsule. This provides pain relief by reducing inflammation in the joint.
  • Bursa injections

    Bursa is a gel-filled sac that helps muscles and tendons glide over bones, and causes joint pain when swollen. A steroid medication injected into your bursa can help reduce inflammation and alleviate the pain.
  • Sacroiliac injections

    A sacroiliac joint injection delivers anti-inflammatory medication (corticosteroid) to provide pain relief by reducing inflammation within the joint.
  • Carpal tunnel injections

    Steroid shots can temporarily relieve the painful symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome by reducing tendon swelling and easing pressure on the nerve.
  • Epicondylar injections

    More commonly referred to as tennis elbow or golfer’s elbow, a corticosteroid injection can provide relief to those suffering from epicondylitis of the elbow. 
  • Heel spur/plantar fasciitis injections

    Steroid injections can provide relief from heel pain by reducing inflammation and aiding the healing process.

PENS (percutaneous electrical nerve stimulation)

PENS is performed by inserting a few needle electrodes either around or immediately adjacent to the nerves serving the painful area and then stimulating the area. PENS is used to relieve chronic pain, post-surgical pain, and pain associated with traumatic injuries that is unresponsive to other standard pain therapies.

Referrals and reports

If we feel your case needs to be seen by a specialist, we will refer you to the appropriate specialist and provide copies of all reports.

Topical pain creams and patches

We provide you with topical painkillers, or analgesics, that are rubbed into the skin over painful muscles or joints. Analgesics are also available in patches that can be worn on the skin and provide hours of continuous pain relief.

Allergy testing

In allergy testing, small amounts of allergens are pricked or injected into the skin. The injection sites are then monitored closely for a reaction. A health care professional always supervises the testing.

Pre-cancer screening

Pre-cancer screening checks your body for cancer before you have symptoms. Each type of cancer has its own screening tests, but early detection can be key to treatment. We help you determine which screenings are appropriate based on your age and personal and family medical history.