Physical Medicine/Rehabilitation Clinic in Katy, TX
If you are suffering from a physical impairment or disability, come to Renew Health today. Our trained and professional staff offer treatments to help restore your quality of life. Visit us today or call for more information.
We all experience pain in some shape or form; it is a fundamental aspect of the human experience. Although most pain is temporary, sometimes it can persist, which often causes problems in other areas of life. If you are experiencing pain and are unsure of its cause, don’t hesitate to call us today! At Renew Health, we have trained professionals to help you diagnose your pain and find a solution to resolve it and get you feeling great again!
What do physical medicine and rehabilitation doctors do?
A physiatrist is a physician that specializes in the field of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Physiatrists are experts on how nerves, muscles, bones, joints, and the brain work together. They are doctors of function and are trained to help patients return to healthy and active lifestyles as quickly as possible, whether it be returning to work, sports, or just to normal daily activity. Physiatry is a person-centered specialty. Physiatrists look at the whole person in the context of their daily lives, not just one symptom or condition. Physiatrists specialize in care that is non-surgical, and will work with you and your team of healthcare professionals to make an accurate diagnosis and come up with a customized treatment plan for rehabilitation.
Is pain management the same as physical medicine and rehabilitation?
Pain Management — Pain management is performed by pain management doctors, who are trained specifically in the treatment of pain. They have MD degrees and have completed residencies and fellowships specifically geared toward pain conditions and injuries. Pain management doctors are often best at treating complex pain conditions like fibromyalgia and complex regional pain syndrome. They can prescribe pain medication, and often provide other pain relief methods like injection therapy and ablation.
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation — Physical medicine and rehabilitation is practiced by a physiatrist, which is very similar to a pain management physician. Physiatrists are doctors of medicine trained in physical medicine, rehabilitation, and pain management. You could say that physiatrists are pain management doctors, but not all pain management doctors are physiatrists. Physiatrists frequently work very closely with other health care professionals to manage pain and rehabilitate patients with physical and occupational therapy after a surgical procedure.
Individualized treatment plans often include:
- Physical therapy to promote strength, flexibility and healthier mobility.
- Medication use, which can help ease pain and facilitate a return to function.
- Prudent use of procedures such as spinal injections to facilitate rehabilitation.
- Complementary and alternative treatments such as acupuncture, chiropractic or massage treatments when indicated.
- Use of emerging regenerative medicine approaches to promote healing of tissues and reduce symptoms that have not responded to more conservative treatments.
If you are experiencing unwanted and prolonged pain, don’t let it get you down any longer! At Renew Health, we have trained professionals to help diagnose your pain and determine treatment plans to help get you well. Contact our office today to get in touch with a specialist. To book an appointment, call us or visit us online!