275 Madison E 40th St.

Contact: 212-986-3888

275 Madison E 40th St.

Contact: 212-986-3888

Physical therapy is a specially designed patient wellness program combining rehabilitation and pain management with continued health maintenance. After a patient’s painful condition or injury has healed through therapeutic treatment modalities, they are guided toward a lifetime of maintaining their health achievement. Epidural steroid injections treat radicular pain . Radicular means the irritated nerve root or weakness causing a nerve root to be affected.

Epidural Steroid Injections

Radicular pain travels from the spine through an irritated nerve root. According to Dr. Brian Kessler – Medical Director of Spine and Sports Medicine – medical studies have proven the effectiveness of epidural steroid injections in reducing bilateral radicular pain. A Florida Spine Institute 2007 study confirmed that epidural injections improve standing and walking ability of patients with degenerative lumbar spinal stenosis.

Epidural Steroid Injection Procedure

Epidural steroid injections combine a corticosteroid with a local anesthetic pain reliever. The injection is administered into the area around the affected spinal cord and nerve roots – the epidural space.

  • Corticosteroids are strong medications that reduce inflammation
  • Anti-inflammatory medications relieve swelling and take pressure off nerves and other soft tissues – relieving pain
  • The local anesthetic medication also provides immediate pain relief
  • The combination of medication fans out to other areas of the spine, reducing inflammation and irritation

The procedure usually takes approximately 15 minutes and the patient is able to resume their normal activities the day after the procedure.

Physical Therapy Treatment

After an accurate diagnosis of the patient’s source of pain, treatment is commenced using therapeutic procedures and modalities.

  • Myofascial Release Techniques
  • Stretching Restricted Structures
  • Strengthening of Specific Weak Muscles
  • Soft Tissue and Joint Mobilization
  • Muscle Energy
  • Mulligan Techniques

Pain Management

  • Moist Heat
  • Cryotherapy
  • Ultrasound
  • Phonophoresis
  • Lontophoresis
  • Medical Massage

Prescribed High-Tech/High-Touch Therapeutic Exercises

  • Strengthening
  • Stabilizing
  • Stretching

Guided Postural Corrections

  • Behavior Modification
  • Postural Exercise
  • Self-Awareness

Home Management Program

At home exercise program designed to maintain the patient’s overall physical health.

Whole Body Wellness

Dr. Brian Kessler invites you to discover the warm and inviting spa-like environment at Spine and Sports Medicine.

Whole body wellness is benefited by physical therapy through healing, rehabilitation, pain relief, and prevention of recurrent injury . – Dr. Brian Kessler, Medical Director of Spine and Sports Medicine

Our facility offers all-encompassing pain management services in one convenient Midtown Manhattan location. Please click the icon below to download Dr. Brian Kessler’s complimentary eBook – Guide to Pain Relief – or call 212.986.3888 to schedule a consultation.

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