Our Services – Specializing in Non-Surgical Protocols
There are four major types of pain and we treat them all at Bay Area Neuromuscular Therapy:
Nociceptive Pain: Typically the result of tissue injury. Common types of nociceptive pain are arthritis pain, mechanical back pain or post surgical pain.
Inflammatory Pain: An abnormal inflammation caused by an inappropriate response by the body’s immune system. Conditions in this category include gout and rheumatoid arthritis.
Neuropathic Pain: Pain caused by nerve irritation. This includes conditions such as neuropathy, radicular pain and trigeminal neuralgia.
Functional Pain: Pain without obvious origin, but can cause pain. Examples of such conditions are fibromyalgia and irritable bowel syndrome.
We do this utilizing a variety of therapies:
- Neuromuscular re-education
- Nerve root sedation – Electroanalgesic treatments
- Deep Tissue Laser Therapy – Photobiostimulation
- Dolphin Neurostimulation – Microcurrent Point Stimulation
- Trigger Point Injections
- Joint Injections IE: Knee, Shoulder, Hand, Elbow
- Durable Medical Equipment – IE: Knee Braces
- Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
- Umbilical Cord Tissue products (Wharton’s Jelly)
- Immune Boost Infusions
Maybe, at the scene of your recent auto accident, you rejected medical attention like many people because you felt “just a little shaken up”. However, after a few days, you might start experiencing pain, stiffness, anxiety, sleep loss, chronic headaches, tingling sensations in the hands, arms and shoulders, or other pain or discomfort. Even if you believe you are “fine,” it is very important to get checked out as soon as possible after being involved in a collision.
In the state of Florida, a personal injury claim cannot be filed until after a visit to a physician, hospital emergency room or a chiropractor. Keep in mind, that although the state has Personal Injury Protection (PIP) benefits in place, it covers only 80% of the accrused medical costs, up you the capped amount allowed. Unless an insurance plan is in place to cover the unpaid 20%, the responsibility falls back to the individual.
At Bay Area Neuromuscular Therapy, we offer both medical and hands-on, neuromuscular therapies to treat accident related injuries.
Workers’ compensation insurance helps protect businesses and their employees from financial loss when an employee is hurt on the job or gets sick from a work-related cause. It’s important that the illness or injury is reported and the workers’ comp claim is filed as quickly as possible. Most states have a time limit for when a workers’ comp injury can be reported to their manager. This time limit is usually between 30 and 90 days.
Injuries received on the job are varied, and deserve a deep dive to determine the impact on the worker’s ability to recover and return to the job in top shape.
Achilles tendon injuries. Your Achilles tendon is the thick, corded tissue that connects your calf muscle (in the back of your lower leg) to your heel. This is the largest tendon in your body. It’s used to help you walk. Achilles tendinitis is a common injury to the Achilles tendon. It’s common in sports that require a lot of running. It can be caused by not stretching enough before playing, not wearing the right shoes, or suddenly playing the sports more. You may have Achilles tendinitis if your heel or calf hurts when you walk or run. Other symptoms include swelling in the area or if the area is warm to the touch. These injuries can be both acute or chronic.
Broken bones. A broken bone is caused by sudden force being applied to a bone. This is sometimes also called a fractured bone. This can happen in almost any sport. Symptoms include sudden pain, swelling, numbness, and tenderness around the area. You may notice the affected area doesn’t look right and you may not be able to move it. These injuries are acute.
Dislocations. It’s sometimes hard to tell the difference between a broken bone and a dislocation. A dislocation happens when the ends of your bones move out of their normal position. These are common in contact sports, such as football, soccer, and basketball. Symptoms include extreme pain, swelling, and not being able to move the area. These injuries are acute.
Jumper’s knee. This is also known as patellar tendinitis. Jumper’s knee happens when there is an injury (or inflammation) to the tissue that connects your kneecap and thigh muscles your shin bone. Sports with repetitive jumping are common triggers for this injury. Examples include basketball and volleyball. Also, people who are overweight or play sports on a hard surface are more likely to get jumper’s knee. Symptoms include knee pain, usually just below the kneecap. You may experience weakness or stiffness in the knee while jumping, kneeling, or climbing stairs. These injuries can be both acute or chronic.
Rotator cuff injuries. Your rotator cuff is an area inside your shoulder. It helps your shoulder move and keeps it stable. Injuries to this area are common when the same actions are repeated many times, such as in swimming, tennis, or baseball. Symptoms include swelling in your shoulder, pain when you lift your arm, and pain when you try to reach behind your back. This injury is chronic.
Runner’s knee. Runner’s knee is another repetitive-motion injury. It’s common to runners and anyone who does a lot of walking, biking, or general knee bending. It can also be caused by knee trauma or a hard bump to the knee. Symptoms include pain behind your kneecap, especially when you bend your knee. The area may be swollen, or you may feel a grinding sensation when your knee bends. These injuries can be both acute or chronic.
Shin splints. Your shin is the area at the front of your lower leg, below your knee. Shin splints happen when the muscles and tendons around your shin become inflamed. This injury often impacts runners and basketball players. The main symptom of shin splints is pain in the front of your lower leg while playing the sport. The pain usually goes away with rest. These injuries are acute.
Sprains. A sprain is one of the most common sports injuries. A sprain is a stretch or tear of a ligament near a joint, such as a knee, ankle, or wrist. Sprains are most often caused by falling or by a twisting motion. They can be mild or severe, depending on whether the ligament is stretched or torn. Symptoms are pain, swelling (sometimes severe), and bruising. You may also not be able to apply weight to the joint without pain. These injuries are acute.
Strains. A strain and a sprain are different. A strain hurts a muscle, while a sprain hurts a ligament. A strain occurs when you stretch or tear muscle tissue by overextending it. Mild strains can be caused by repetitive motion. In sports, acute strains are most likely to occur when you are running, jumping, or lifting. They also happen when you quickly change direction. You’re more likely to strain a muscle in cold weather. Symptoms are sudden pain followed by immediate limited range of motion to the affected area. In severe cases, you may also see bruising and swelling. These injuries can be chronic or acute.
Tennis elbow. Tennis elbow is a painful condition caused by overusing your elbow. Tennis players and golfers are likely to get it. It causes pain on the outside of your elbow. The pain is caused by inflammation in the tendons. Other symptoms may include weakness, especially as you try to grip objects. These injuries can be chronic.
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