Frequently Asked Questions
Below are some of the most frequently asked questions we receive from our patients at Medlux Rehabilitation & Wellness.
What is a physiatrist?
A physiatrist is another name for a doctor who specializes in physical medicine and rehabilitation. Physiatrists treat a wide variety of physical problems ranging from back pain and spinal cord injuries to carpal tunnel syndrome and fibromyalgia. They see patients of all ages for any condition that might affect a person’s physical function or their ability to work or play.
Why choose a physiatrist?
Physiatrists are trained to understand how an injury, disease, or condition affects your ability to function the way you want to. Physiatrists don’t just treat conditions, but they employ every tool at their disposal and work with teams of other rehabilitation professionals to repair the impact of these conditions on your everyday life.
How do physiatrists diagnose?
Physiatrists, like other physicians, use tools like physical exams, medical history, and imaging to diagnose medical conditions. In addition, physiatrists employ special tests like electromyography (EMG), nerve conduction studies, and ultrasound to diagnose musculoskeletal and neurological conditions.
Does my insurance cover services that are provided by a physiatrist?
The specialists at Medlux Rehabilitation & Wellness participate with most major health insurance plans. Depending on your insurance plan, a specialist co-pay may be required. In most cases a referral is not required to see a physiatrist. Be sure to consult your insurance carrier regarding the need for a referral from your primary care provider.
Is prolotherapy covered by insurance?
No. Currently, prolotherapy is self-pay. Please contact our office to learn about the costs and payment plans.
Is PRP covered by insurance?
PRP therapy is not currently covered by most insurance plans and is self-pay. Please contact our office to learn about the costs and payment plans.
What is regenerative medicine?
Regenerative medicine involves using natural bodily substances to help repair and replace damaged tissue in the body. PRP therapy and stem cell therapy are types of regenerative medicine.
What is PRP therapy?
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy is a type of regenerative medicine that uses a patient's own blood, spun in a centrifuge to separate and concentrate the platelets (with its abundant growth factors that stimulate healing), then reinjected at the site of injury to boost the body's natural ability to heal itself.
What do Botox or trigger-point injections treat?
Botox, most commonly known for its cosmetic wrinkle-smoothing applications, also happens to be FDA-approved to treat patients who suffer from chronic migraines.
Knots of tight muscles, known as trigger points, are often tender to the touch and may cause pain in other seemingly unrelated areas of the body. Trigger point injections made directly into the knotted tissue, can effectively relax these muscles and alleviate a patient's pain.
If you have any other questions about our services, don’t hesitate to call Medlux Rehabilitation & Wellness at (847) 305-1954.