Medical Pain Management Rockford, IL
Medlux Rehabilitation & Wellness in Rockford, Illinois provides treatment for intractable, acute, or chronic pain caused by a wide range of musculoskeletal problems. Our aim is to limit the use of prescription drugs and surgical procedures and, instead, focus on minimally invasive treatments.
At Medlux, our specialists utilize a variety of therapeutic interventions to treat musculoskeletal conditions on an outpatient basis.
Pain Management Options
We provide Botox therapy to patients with both migraine headaches and spasticity that restricts function or causes joint pain. That’s because Botox is a nerve-impulse ”blocker.” Once nerve impulses are blocked, muscles in the treated area cease to spasm. Our experienced providers inject small doses of Botox directly into the affected muscles, which usually take full effect within two to four weeks.
Trigger point injections are used to treat painful areas of muscle that contain trigger points, or tight bands of muscle that form when the muscle fails to relax. Your doctor inserts a small needle into your trigger point and injects a formula that contains a local anesthetic which, in turn, renders the trigger point inactive and provides pain relief.
EMG is a diagnostic technique that assesses and records electrical activity generated by skeletal muscles. The results of an electromyogram can help your doctor diagnose or rule out certain conditions such as muscle disorders (e.g. muscular dystrophy) or diseases that affect the connection between nerves and muscles (e.g. myasthenia gravis).
At Medlux Rehabilitation & Wellness, our doctors use ultrasound guidance to perform injections such as cortisone, viscosupplementation, and PRP therapy. This improves the efficacy of these procedures by ensuring accurate needle placement in the target site and safe administration of the medicine. Ultrasound-guided procedures also reduce the duration of treatment and minimize pain by helping the doctor avoid structures such as tendons, blood vessels, and peripheral nerves.
Prolotherapy involves injecting a non-pharmacological agent into a damaged or painful ligament or tendon in order to induce an inflammatory response that will ultimately strengthen the tissue and alleviate pain. It may be helpful for treating back pain, arthritis, sacroiliac joint dysfunction, and fibromyalgia.
Regenerative medicine, which involves the use of one’s natural cells, platelets, and plasma to heal damaged or painful muscles, tissues, ligaments and, in some cases, bones, can help alleviate the pain associated with conditions such as osteoarthritis, knee ligament tears, meniscus (knee cartilage) tears, back and neck injuries, and muscle and ligament sprains.
PRP injections, for example, improve the body’s natural processes by introducing additional platelets and other regenerative properties to damaged areas, helping the body heal surrounding tissues.
Viscosupplementation is a treatment modality for osteoarthritis of the knee in which hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance present in the synovial fluid of your joints, is injected into the affected joint to help cushion it and restore mobility. At Medlux Rehabilitation & Wellness, we use FDA-approved Synvisc-One® (Hylan G-F 20) viscosupplementation to help provide relief for knee osteoarthritis.
An intrathecal pump, also referred to as a pain pump, is a device that delivers pain medication, such as morphine or baclofen, directly into the spinal fluid to lessen pain associated with nerve damage, cancer, or failed back surgery. At Medlux Rehabilitation & Wellness, our physiatrists manage your pain pump dosage and treatment.
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To learn more about the pain management options available at Medlux Rehabilitation & Wellness, contact us today at (847) 305-1954 to schedule a private consultation or request one online.