Sports medicine, sometimes called sports science, is the branch of medicine that focuses on the treatment and prevention of injuries that stem from physical activity. This includes athletic injuries from games or practices as well as injuries from noncompetitive physical activities, such as walking or swimming. Commonly treated ailments include back, knee, leg, shoulder, and hand injuries; plus, joint pain and stiffness.
Millions of people suffer from chronic back pain and have been unable to find relief from various treatments. Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) has become a standard treatment for those suffering and the results are amazing. In fact, most patients who qualify for SCS report a 50 to 70% reduction in overall pain as well as an increased ability to participate in normal family and work activities.
Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is not something that E.T. uses to “phone home”; it is actually a procedure using radio waves or electric current to generate sufficient heat to interrupt nerve conduction. When the nerve tissues are heated it blocks pain signals from being transmitted.
What if I told you that two of the Pittsburg Steelers’ biggest stars, Hines Ward and Troy Polamalu used their own blood to help heal injuries prior to winning the Super Bowl? Well, its true, and this is not one of those vampire stories either. The therapy they each received is called Platelet Rich Plasma injection therapy or PRP. It is a revolutionary treatment option that promotes long lasting healing of musculoskeletal conditions and pain relief.
Nearly half of all people with diabetes have some form of nerve damage or diabetic neuropathy. There are several ways that diabetes damages the nerves but they all seem to be related to elevated blood glucose levels for an extended period of time. There are four types of diabetic neuropathy, peripheral, autonomic, proximal, and focal.
According to the American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine, electrodiagnostic medicine is the “medical subspecialty that applies neurophysiologic techniques to diagnose, evaluate, and treat patients with impairments of the neurologic, neuromuscular, and/or muscular systems.”
Northeast Spine and Sports Medicine is a multi-specialty medical group with three locations in Ocean County. We have an office in Point Pleasant, Jackson, and Barnegat. Dr. Lambros R. and Dr. Dimitrios Lambrou co-founded the practice in Point Pleasant in 2001. This April 17th will be the Point Pleasant office’s 13th year anniversary.