What is physical medicine?
Physical medicine is the branch of medicine that addresses injuries and illnesses of the musculoskeletal system without the use of surgical intervention. The musculoskeletal system is a complex system that includes your bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles, fascia, and nerves which allow you to move, work, and be fully functional. DSM Spine+Sport emphasizes the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of injuries and illnesses of the musculoskeletal system. By utilizing physical medicine practices, the doctors of DSM Spine+Sport focus on the returning and restoring full functionality to their patients.
When to seek physical medicine?
If an accident, injury, or trauma has left you in pain.
- Low back injury
- Disc herniation
If chronic conditions cause pain or limited function.
- Degenerative disc disease
- Rotator Cuff Tendinopathy
- Plantar Fasciosis