Gorman Medical provides a full range of health care services including:
- Services to help prevent illness, such as checkups and annual health screenings
- Treatment for minor illnesses
- Care for chronic conditions
- Screenings for disease and programs to keep you healthy
- Women’s health
- Pain management
Pain is a complicated, often debilitating medical problem that can have a major impact on your physical and mental well-being. The providers at Gorman Medical, P.C. offer a comprehensive range of services for patients suffering from acute or chronic pain. We offer primary care services as well.
MEDICAL MANAGEMENT OF ACUTE AND CHRONIC ILLNESSES
Medication management, pain management education and referrals to physical therapy, counseling, and other services.
INTERVENTIONAL PAIN PROCEDURES
Epidural Steroid Injection, Radiofrequency Ablation, Spinal Facet Injection, Joint Injection, Nerve Blocks, EMG/NVC Studies .
- An epidural steroid injection is a minimally invasive procedure that delivers steroids via a needle directly into the epidural space to help reduce inflammation. The injection may consist of steroids that inhibit the production of painful inflammatory substances and/or a lidocaine or saline solution to help flush out inflammatory proteins from around the affected area.
- Radiofrequency Ablation (or RFA) is a procedure used to reduce pain. An electrical current produced by a radio wave is used to heat up a small area of nerve tissue, thereby decreasing pain signals from that specific area.
- A cervical, thoracic or lumbar facet joint injection involves injecting a small amount of local anesthetic (numbing agent) and/or steroid medication, which can anesthetize the facet joints and block the pain. The pain relief from a facet joint injection is intended to help a patient better tolerate a physical therapy routine to rehabilitate his or her injury or back condition.
- Nerve blocks are used for pain treatment and management. Often a group of nerves, called a plexus or ganglion, that causes pain to a specific organ or body region can be blocked with the injection of medication into a specific area of the body. The injection of this nerve-numbing substance is called a nerve block.
- Electromyography (EMG) is a diagnostic procedure to assess the health of muscles and the nerve cells that control them (motor neurons). Motor neurons transmit electrical signals that cause muscles to contract. An EMG translates these signals into graphs, sounds or numerical values that a specialist interprets. An EMG uses tiny devices called electrodes to transmit or detect electrical signals. During a needle EMG, a needle electrode inserted directly into a muscle records the electrical activity in that muscle. A nerve conduction velocity study (NCV), another part of an EMG, uses electrodes taped to the skin (surface electrodes) to measure the speed and strength of signals traveling between two or more points. EMG results can reveal nerve dysfunction, muscle dysfunction or problems with nerve-to-muscle signal transmission.