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

There is a new and improved way to make life more livable through therapeutic services offered at our health center. The goal of the Absolute Integrated Health SC Medically Directed Rehab Program is to optimize wellness and enhance the activities of daily living for all the patients. The Medically Directed Rehab Program is composed 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 in general. The 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 our patients.

Nerve conduction velocity (NCV) is a common measurement made during the nerve conduction study. The term NCV is often mistaken for being interchangeable with NCS, but this is misleading due to the fact that velocity is only a portion measurement in the test suite.

Nerve conduction studies are primarily used for evaluation of paresthesia, 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 helps as well. Some of the common disorders which can be diagnosed by nerve conduction studies are as follows:

  •         Peripheral neuropathy
  •         Carpal tunnel syndrome
  •         Guillain-Barre syndrome
  •         Spinal disc herniation
  •         Ulnar neuropathy
  •         Facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy

TRIGGER POINT INJECTION

Trigger point injection is a procedure used to treat the areas of the muscles that are in pain and contain trigger points or “knots” that are created when muscles cannot relax. It is possible to feel these knots under the skin. It is fairly common that trigger points can irritate the nerves surrounding them and cause pain felt within another part of the body, which is known as referred pain. Our team has found some patient’s issues 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 injected 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 the office and usually take a few minutes to complete. Several sites may be injected in one visit. If a patient has an allergy to a certain medication, a dry-needle technique, which involves no medication will be administered.

Trigger point injection is used to treat many muscle groups, particularly those within the arms, legs, lower back, and neck. In addition, trigger point injections 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. It is important to note that the effectiveness of such treatment is still under study.