At the Midtown Neurology, P.C. clinic in Atlanta, we have a licensed Physical Therapist who works side-by-side with our providers. This ideal relationship allows for fast and easy communication between the professionals involved in your care. Also, should the patient have new symptoms while under treatment, the therapist can call upon the provider to see the patient immediately. This constant face-to-face communication occurs throughout the day allowing for a more complete and comprehensive treatment plan.
Our physical therapist at Midtown Neurology, P.C. in Atlanta is certified in orthopedic manual therapy, which is proven effective for many diagnoses. We specialize in physical therapy for neck and back pain, as well as vestibular dysfunction and balance disorders.
In addition to physical therapy, we are proud to include IDD treatments for the lower back from our Atlanta office. This revolutionary treatment can actually FIX the lower back problem, depending on the cause of the pain. We enjoy a high success rate in reducing or eliminating back pain with our comprehensive program. In fact, we have before and after MRIs actually showing the disc returning to its normal position!
Epidural injection — If needed, the provider may order an epidural injection should the medications, exercises, and physical therapy not help. This is performed by specialized physicians and under xray guidance. The steroid injection will alleviate much, if not all of the pain, the majority of the time. The body can safely have 3 of these in a 6-month period of time.
Electric stimulation – Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) is a treatment that uses a mild electric current, which is applied to the skin, to decrease pain and increase mobility and strength. This may be used in conjunction with therapy, medications, and injections. The physical therapist will help the patient determine if this modality will be beneficial, and if so, will order it for the patient.
Surgery – Surgery is always a last resort option for lower back pains and conditions. Surgery does have a role in relieving symptoms related to a pinched nerve caused by a herniated disc after a trial of conservative therapy (e.g., stretching exercises, physical therapy, etc.). People with chronic lower back pain who do not improve with the above treatments may benefit from referral to a Spine or Pain Specialty clinic. Our providers have close relationships with Atlanta’s top spine surgeons and will consult with the patient should this be needed. Again, this may be recommended only as a last resort should all other treatments fail.
Call 404-653-0039 to schedule a consultation for your physical therapy in the Atlanta area.