Treatment & Conditions
Your Midwest Physicians Group provider will take the time and listen to all the specifics of your situation to develop the best course of treatment for your condition. A thorough review of the cause of pain, prior treatment record review, and a physical examination will be the first step. A conservative medical treatment program will then be designed to meet or your specific needs. Your program will be complete when you and your provider believe you’ve reached maximum medical improvement.
Whiplash: An injury to the cervical spine caused by an abrupt jerking motion of the head, either backward or forward. Also known as cervical sprain/strain, often the result of a traumatic event such as a rear end car accident. Areas of the body effected: neck and upper back muscles, ligaments, nerves, joints in the spine, and the intervertebral discs. Symptoms include: neck pain and stiffness, headaches, pain in the jaw, pain or numbness in the arm and into the hand, pain in the shoulders, upper back pain, mid back pain, low back pain, dizziness, difficulty focusing, sleep disturbance, and fatigue.
Sprain:A painful wrenching or laceration of the ligaments of a joint.
Strain: Partial and Total. Partial muscle strain causes pain on muscle stretch with no loss of strength. Total muscle rupture causes pain, loss of function and bruising of the muscle due to sudden traumatic event.
Headache: A common condition with head injury. There are over 150 types of headaches. The most common we see are: post traumatic, tension, and vascular. In addition to the head pain, symptoms such as dizziness, insomnia, difficulties in concentration and mood and personality changes can accompany it. Muscle contraction in the neck and scalp typically cause headaches after a traumatic event. Vascular changes caused by injury can also bring on headaches and at times can mimic a migraine with a pulsating feeling in the head.
Muscle spasm: A painful and involuntary muscular contraction.
Myalgia: Muscular pain or tenderness, especially when diffuse and nonspecific.
Sleep disorder: Any disorder that affects, disrupts, or involves sleep. Insomnia is a common sleep disorder. It is a chronic inability to fall asleep or remain asleep for an adequate length of time.
Radiculitis (radicular pain): Inflammation of the nerve root, leading to radicular (radiating) pain.
Contusion: An injury in which the skin is not broken; a bruise.
Bulging disc: A vertebral disc is located between the bones of your back called the vertebrae. The disc is made of a soft gel center called the nucleus which is surrounded by strong outer layers called the annulus fibrosus. A disc bulge occurs when the soft gel pushes out through the outer layers of the disc. A traumatic event can create an unbalanced pressure inside the disc causing a protrusion, herniation or prolapse of a vertebral disc. The bulging disc can produce pressure on the nerve roots which can cause radicular pain, numbness, tingling, and weakness in the extremities (arms, hands, legs, feet).