Physical Medicine

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
  • Sprain
  • Strain
  • Tendinitis
  • Disc herniation
Knee Injuries

If chronic conditions cause pain or limited function.

  • Arthritis
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Headaches
  • Rotator Cuff Tendinopathy
  • Plantar Fasciosis    

Joint Stiffness