Physical medicine is the fastest growing branch of medicine today. It is a medical discipline that aims to enhance and restore functional ability and quality of life to those with physical impairments or disabilities. As our population ages, more and more people are doing whatever they can to be more active and take better care of themselves. Past generations were satisfied to let the local Medical Doctor direct their health care and let them know when they’ve degenerated enough to go ahead and get surgery on their knees or spine. Not so anymore. The aging population of today is much more informed and savvy. They want the RIGHT exercises, the RIGHT supplements and will only use drugs and surgery as a last resort. Often they are seeking the opinion of many practitioners at once: the MD for medical conditions, the Chiropractor or Physical Therapist for their muscle aches and pains and the nutritionist for their disease prevention plan. This can result in a schedule of referrals and several visits to different medical offices per week.
Left unchecked and untreated most condition will worsen. Chronic pain is known to cause symptoms beyond the pain itself including anxiety and depression and even shorten lifespan. In contrast to traditional medical practices the primary goal is to uncover the root of your pain or condition and thoroughly treat it, often eliminating the need for medication or even surgery.
Modern patients are much more proactive and demand a higher level of health care than ever before; one which recognizes the need for medicine when it is necessary while at the same time utilizing all the holistic approaches possible to reduce and prevent pain, illness and anything that keeps us from our optimum level of functioning. A team approach is the best answer when it comes to health care as no one field of expertise has all the answers.
At Catalyst Physical Medicine in Alpharetta we have a team of doctors to help people at any level of health. With a Medical Doctor, a Doctor of Osteopathy, a Nurse Practitioner, three chiropractors, a massage therapist and a nutritional counselor we can handle almost anyone with aches, pains, nerve conditions, disc problems, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, weight problems, hormonal imbalances. With cumulative experience of over 100 years in practice this team is ready to change lives in a modern, holistic conservative way. You can visit us at www.catalystphysicalmedicine.com. Call us today at 770 667-0099 to schedule a free consultation to see if we are the right fit for you.