Plainfield (815) 782-8440 | Romeoville (815) 886-9500

Medical Services

MEDICAL SERVICES

We offer a variety of medical services at our clinic. Below is an example of some of the services we offer. Contact us today for more information.

JOINT INJECTIONS

A joint injection (intra-articular injection) is a procedure used in the treatment of inflammatory joint conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, gout, tendinitis, bursitis and occasionally osteoarthritis.

MEDICALLY DIRECTED REHAB

Now there is a new and better way to make life more livable through therapeutic services. The goal of the Absolute Integrated Health SC Medically Directed Rehab Program is to optimize wellness and enhance the lifestyles of all patients.
The Medically Directed Rehab Program is comprised of traditional health education, therapy services, and medically-directed exercise programs personally catered to your needs and abilities.

NERVE CONDUCTION STUDY

A nerve conduction study (NCS) is a test commonly used to evaluate the function. This test is used to look at the ability of electrical conduction of the motor and sensory nerves of the human body. Our area team uses this test to help determine the best course of care for some of our patients.

Nerve conduction velocity (NCV) is a common measurement made during this test. The term NCV often is used to mean the actual test, but this may be misleading since velocity is only one measurement in the test suite.

Nerve conduction studies are primarily used for evaluation of paresthesias (which is numbness, tingling and/or burning) and/or weakness of the arms and legs. The type of study needed depends in part on the symptoms of the patient. A physical exam and thorough medical history also help. Some of the common disorders which can be diagnosed by nerve conduction studies are:
• Peripheral neuropathy
• Carpal tunnel syndrome
• Guillain-Barré syndrome
• Spinal disc herniation
• Ulnar neuropathy
• Facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy
• TRIGGER POINT INJECTIONS

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Trigger point injection is a procedure used to treat the areas of muscle that are in pain and contain trigger points or knots of muscle that are created when muscles cannot relax. It is possible to feel these knots under the skin. It is fairly common that trigger points irritate the nerves around them and cause a pain that is felt in another part of the body, known as a referred pain. Our team has found some patient complaints respond very well to this form of treatment.

The trigger point injection procedure consists of injecting a solution through a small needle into the patient’s trigger point problem area. The solution contains a local anesthetic that sometimes includes a corticosteroid. When injected, the trigger point is made inactive and the pain is alleviated. Usually, a brief course of treatment will result in sustained relief. Injections are given in a doctor’s office and usually take just a few minutes. Several sites may be injected in one visit. If a patient has an allergy to a certain medication, a dry-needle technique (involving no medications) can be used.
Trigger point injection is used to treat many muscle groups, especially those in the arms, legs, lower back, and neck. In addition, trigger point injection can be used to treat fibromyalgia and tension headaches. Trigger point injection is also used to alleviate myofascial pain syndrome (chronic pain involving tissue that surrounds muscle) that does not respond to other treatments. However, the effectiveness of trigger point injections for treating myofascial pain is still under study.

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Plainfield | (815) 782 – 8440

Romeoville | (815) 886 – 9500

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