Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine Specialist Conditions

NMSM clinicians treat multiple spinal and extremity conditions. Here is a partial list:

Cervical Spine

  • Muscle contraction headaches
  • Tension headaches
  • Migraine
  • Neck strains/sprains
  • Car crash neck injuries
  • Degenerative disc
  • Disc herniations
  • Cervical canal stenosis
  • Arm pain, neuralgia, neuritis
  • Degenerative arthritis
  • Muscle tension
  • Stiff neck
  • Thoracic outlet syndrome

Upper Extremity

  • Shoulder bursitis
  • Shoulder tendinopathy
  • Myofascial trigger points
  • Rotator cuff strains/sprains
  • Elbow tendinopathy (tennis and golfer’s elbow)
  • Elbow strains/sprains
  • Myofascial trigger points
  • Cubital tunnel syndrome

Wrist and Hand

  • Tenosynovitis
  • Tendinopathy
  • Wrist strain/sprain
  • Carpal tunnel

Thoracic Spine (mid-back)

  • Strain/sprain
  • Neuralgia/neuritis
  • Myofascial pain syndromes
  • Scoliosis
  • Disc degeneration
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Costochondritis
  • Scapular dysfunction
  • Scapular bursitis
  • Rib cage strain/sprain

Lumbar Spine

  • Lumbar strain/sprain
  • Facet joint dysfunction
  • Disc degeneration
  • Disc herniation
  • Sciatica
  • Neuralgia/neuritis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Myalgia and myofascial pain syndromes
  • Lumbar canal stenosis
  • Pelvic and spinal postural deficits

Hip Joint

  • Hip joint bursitis
  • Tensor Fascia Lata spasm
  • Iliotibial band (IT) band syndrome
  • Hip pointer
  • Degenerative hip disease
  • Piriformis entrapment syndrome

Knee

  • Knee strain/sprain
  • Tendinopathy
  • Bursitis
  • Degenerative joint disease
  • Mild meniscal injuries

Foot and Ankle

  • Ankle strain and Spain
  • Degenerative joint disease
  • Flat feet
  • Tendinopathy and bursitis
  • Plantar fasciitis

The NMSM specialist works with other medical professionals when needed to maximize recovery.

Co-management of injuries and conditions with other healthcare practitioners, including referral for MRI or CT Scans, nerve conduction studies, and other diagnostic and management tools when needed.

The neuromusculoskeletal medicine specialist will work with the patient to outline focused exercises for the area of injury, nutritional recommendations, and posture. The doctor may recommend a cervical pillow for proper neck support or review your mattress to improve sleep. Sleep is vital to help the body recover.

The use of orthotics such as heel lifts, arch supports, braces, supports, and wraps for posture control and injured joints may be utilized when necessary.

The use of regenerative medicine procedures, including PRP injections, Prolozone injection therapy, and dry needling and are currently allowed by licensure and certification in some States.

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