A MSK Doctor is treating patients with Musculoskeletal disorders that do not require surgery as part of their management.
Common Conditions Treated
Musculoskeletal disorders may affect different parts of the body including upper and lower back, neck, shoulders and extremities (arms, legs, feet and hands). The most common examples include carpal tunnel syndrome, epicondylitis, tendinitis, back pain and tension headache.
Trigger Point injections(TPI)
TPI is a procedure used to treat painful areas of muscle that contain trigger points, or knots. Quite often, such knots can be felt under the skin.
TPI helps release the shortened muscle bands and fascia tissue that surround muscle and trigger a wide range of symptoms including pain. TPI is performed with sterile medical needles used to inject local anesthetic(lidocaine) into an affected area. Most patients find an optimal response to treatment with reduction of symptoms, increased range of motion, improved quality of life within 4-6 sessions. Majority of the patients do not require regular follow up appointments.
Class IV K-Laser device delivers specific red and near infrared laser light to soft tissue and induces a therapeutic effect within the body. These include increased circulation, decreased swelling, reduction of pain and enhanced tissue repair. Increased metabolic activity within the cell stimulates the transport of nutrients across the cell membrane initiating increased production of cellular energy (ATP). This leads to a cascade of beneficial events promoting the acceleration of the healing process. In the management of acute and chronic pain K-Laser Therapy can provide dramatic results.
Referral process for physicians
Primary Care physicians may refer their patients for Muscular Skeletal disorder management with TPI covered by MSP. Please include a background history, investigation results, diagnoses and specialists seen. We shall respond with a letter outlining the assessment findings and treatment plan. We look forward to servicing your patients.