Physical Medicine Specialist

Neuropathy and Pain Centers of Texas -  - A Group Medical Practice

Neuropathy and Pain Centers of Texas

A Group Medical Practice located in Fort Worth, TX & Arlington, TX

Physical medicine can help you reach the highest level of function possible when you have a chronic disease or impairment. At Neuropathy and Pain Centers of Texas, with offices in Fort Worth, Arlington, Waco, and Wichita Falls, Texas, the team of rehabilitation specialists provides the expert guidance you need to improve your quality of life when full function isn’t possible. Call the office nearest you or schedule an appointment online today.

Physical Medicine Q&A

What is physical medicine?

Physical medicine focuses on nonsurgical therapy, treatments, and support for people with a disabling impairment or a chronic disease with no known cure. 

The physical medicine professionals at Neuropathy and Pain Centers of Texas include medical experts, facilitators, and team leaders who all work together to guide you through a customized program.

What is the goal of physical medicine?

The goal of physical medicine is to maximize function within the limitations of your disability or disease. Because a return to full function isn't always possible in these situations, the Neuropathy and Pain Centers of Texas team focuses on improving and maximizing your quality of life.

Physical medicine can help you realize just how much you can still do despite your chronic disease or impairment and also allows you to live a more comfortable life. 

When might I need physical medicine?

If you have an impairment or disease that causes physical limitations and pain, physical medicine can help you live your best life. Conditions that may benefit from physical medicine include:

  • Neuromuscular disorders
  • Strokes
  • Limb amputations
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Cancer
  • Arthritis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Guillain-Barré syndrome

In some cases, physical medicine may be an alternative to surgery or help you delay surgery until absolutely necessary. 

What does physical medicine include?

Physical medicine spans a wide range of treatment, rehabilitation, and therapeutic modalities, including:

  • Hands-on manual therapy
  • Massage therapy
  • Postural training
  • Balance exercises
  • Therapeutic ultrasound
  • Chiropractic care
  • Nonsurgical spinal decompression
  • Massage therapy
  • M6 MLS® (multiwave locked system) robotic laser 
  • Nutrition counseling
  • Nutritional intravenous (IV) infusions
  • Therapeutic exercises at home
  • Education about the optimal use of assistive devices 

If you experience chronic pain, you may also need nonsurgical treatments like trigger point injections or viscosupplement injections. 

Physical medicine is essentially a whole-body approach that can help you manage every aspect of your life so you can live better. Every physical medicine program at Neuropathy and Pain Centers of Texas is different because each person's needs are unique.

Physical medicine helps you take control of your physical condition so you can still live a vibrant and rich life. To learn more about how physical medicine can improve your quality of life, call the Neuropathy and Pain Centers of Texas office nearest you or schedule an appointment online today.