Pain Management with Massage Therapy
At American Care’s Pain Centers, massage plays a vital role in our care for you.
American Care employs Licensed Massage Therapists (LMTs) at each of our centers. LMTs are licensed through the state of Florida, completing over 500 hours of an accredited massage therapy program.
Massage uses touch and pressure to release muscle tension that can cause joint and body pain. Massage provides pain management through improved circulation and reduced inflammation; it can also improve range of motion.
Massage can be used to alleviate the pain caused by arthritis, chronic neck and back pain, and foot pain; it can also reduce stress and promote relaxation. You will enjoy complete relaxation in our new pain centers, which offer a relaxing spa environment.
Pain Management Through Movement
Through hands-on care, patient education, prescribed exercises, and stretches, our providers and LMTs improve a patient’s ability to move.
Our pain management team teaches patients healthy body movements that protect their joints and muscles from further injury. After educating their patients on proper form, they will prescribe exercise to help strengthen weak muscles. In some cases, our pain management team will assist you in proper movement and stretching exercises, to ensure safety and optimal results.
Our pain management center offers exercise equipment to assist our patients in meeting their physical therapy movement goals. We offer wall mount shoulder wheels and exercise balls.
Knee Pain Management
Chronic knee pain is the second-highest complaint from chronic pain sufferers. Our providers can offer cortisone injections in our knee care clinic to reduce inflammation and pain.
Cortisone shots contain a corticosteroid, an anti-inflammatory medication, and a local anesthetic, a numbing medicine. These medications are injected into the joint to provide prompt relief to knee pain, with pain management results that can last up to several months.
How well a patient responds to a cortisone injection varies from person to person. Cortisone injections may be given up to three to four times a year.
Our highly trained providers perform this procedure often, and it is considered part of their routine care. Your provider will work with you to determine the best pain management plan for your individual needs.