Cornelia Pain Management and Rehab Clinic
The Cornelia pain management and rehab clinic is small clinic in Brooklyn, New York. It was founded in 2009, and currently employs seven employees, and has a revenue of $300,000 a year. Like most companies of its kind, the Cornelia clinic offers inpatient drug treatment program, drug rehabilitation program, drug and alcohol rehabilitation program, drug alcohol treatment program and residential drug abuse treatment program services. There may be hundreds, even thousands of clinics like this one all over the country, and while they may not be as famous or funded as the Mayo Clinic, for instance, they are doubtless contributing to the improvement of their patients.
These clinics presumably employ a pain management team, including medical practitioners, clinical psychologists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, nurse practitioners, and clinical nurse specialists. Such a diverse staff is essential, because there are many approaches to pain management and rehabilitation. Prescription medication is one of those approaches, usually in the form of paracetamol, NSAID’s (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs), antidepressants and antiepileptic drugs, cannabinoids, opioids and other analgesics.
There is also the physical approach, which may include physiatry (which is a combination of pharmacopeia as seen above and physiotherapy involving thermal agents, electrotherapy, therapeutic exercise and behavioral therapy), transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (as delivered for instance by devices like the TENS AA Digital Unit, available at Discount Medical Supplies), acupuncture (derive from Chinese traditional medicine using needles) and LLLT/laser therapy, though there hasn´t been yet conclusive evidence supporting the benefits of low-level laser therapy.
Health centers like the Cornelia pain management and rehab clinic may also offer physical therapy services, whether it is orthopedic or to treat sports injuries. In both cases electrical muscle stimulation may be used, exemplified by units like the EMS 7500 (also available at Discount Medical Supplies). Orthopedic physical therapy concerns itself with musculoskeletal system disorders and injuries such as post-operative orthopedic procedures, fractures, arthritis, sprains, strains, back and neck pain, spinal conditions, and amputations. On the other hand, sports physical therapy for recreational, semi-pro, and professional athletes focuses on acute care (assessment and diagnosis), treatment (application of healing techniques), rehab (aimed at the return to activity), prevention (detection of injury precursors), and education (preventative knowledge sharing).