Jay S. Patel, MD
Specialty: Physical Medicine/rehabilitation
- physical medicine/rehabilitation
- pain medicine
Location and Office HoursOaktree Medical Centre PC
115 Brushy Creek Rd
Easley, SC 29642
- BlueCross BlueShield
- BlueCross BlueShield of North Carolina
- BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina
- Coventry Health Care
- First Health
- Great-West Healthcare Cigna
- Medical Mutual of Ohio
- Select Health of South Carolina
- Unison Health Plan
- United Healthcare
- Cannon Memorial Hospital
- Greer Memorial Hospital
- Palmetto Health Baptist Easley Hospital
- Patewood Memorial Hospital
What is a stroke rehabilitation hospital?
Natalia Rost, MD, Neurology, answeredStroke rehabilitation hospitals include free-standing hospitals and special units in acute-care hospitals that offer short-term inpatient rehabilitation. The rehabilitation usually lasts about three or four weeks, but it can be slightly more or less depending on your needs. Rehab hospitals provide about three hours of stroke rehabilitation a day, a fairly demanding schedule. Physicians specializing in rehabilitation are actively involved in overseeing each person's care. A variety of other rehabilitation specialists -- such as physical therapists, occupational therapists, and speech therapists -- meet regularly as a team to discuss each person's progress. Rehab hospitals also have psychologists on hand to treat depression.
What is the treatment for arachnoiditis?
Riverside Center for Neurosciences answered
Arachnoiditis remains a difficult condition to treat, and long-term outcomes are unpredictable. Most treatments for arachnoiditis focus on pain relief and the improvement of symptoms that impair daily function. A regimen of pain management, physiotherapy, exercise, and psychotherapy is often recommended. Surgical intervention is controversial since the outcomes are generally poor and provide only short-term relief. Clinical trials of steroid injections and electrical stimulation are needed to determine the efficacy of these treatments.
This answer is based on source information from National Institute of Neurological Disorders.
What happens after a trigger point injection procedure?
This is what happens after a trigger point injection procedure:
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- You will be monitored in the doctor's office for up to 20 minutes after the procedure. This allows the doctor to make sure you don't have reactions to the medication.
- You may feel numb in your arms or legs for about an hour after the procedure. You may also get a bruise at the site of the injection.
- You may feel sore around the area for a day or two. Your doctor may recommend that you put ice on the area for short periods throughout the next few days.
- If the injection is into an arm or leg, you will not be allowed to drive. Someone else will need to drive you home.
- In the first day after the procedure, it's important to stretch the treated area. Ask your doctor for stretching exercises that will help you heal.
- Aside from the stretching exercises, you should relax for the first few days after the procedure. Your doctor may recommend physical therapy.
- Be sure to follow up with your doctor to see how you're responding to the injection and to make any changes to your rehabilitation program.