Pain Care for Musculoskeletal, Spinal and Other Orthopaedic Conditions
Musculoskeletal medicine and pain medicine are medical specialties that focus on assessing musculoskeletal disorders and other orthopaedic conditions and treating the pain that accompanies them. The rehabilitation providers at Penn State Health understand the value of living a pain-free life. They will work with you to find effective pain management solutions and deliver this vital care through a multidisciplinary approach so you can find relief from your pain and enjoy being active again.
Healing Pain Through Multidisciplinary Treatment
Our physicians take a multidisciplinary and evidence-based approach to manage your disorder and pain. Out team includes multiple specialized physicians who focus on maximizing your quality of life and minimizing functional impairments. Our physicians work with a variety of other therapy and rehabilitation specialists to provide comprehensive care. By combining their knowledge of musculoskeletal and pain management with new discoveries and cutting-edge technologies, they’re able to determine the cause of your pain, treat your symptoms and minimize or prevent future pain.
Our Musculoskeletal and Pain Medicine Services
We are experts in several pain medicine and rehabilitation services, including:
- Activities of daily living training
- Adaptive rehabilitation
- Cognitive behavioral therapy
- Hydrodissection neuroplasty
- Intrathecal baclofen pump trial and implantation
- Musculoskeletal diagnosis and injection
- Nerve compression syndrome evaluation and treatment
- Oral steroid and anti-inflammatory medicines
- Osteoarthritis treatment
- Peripheral Nerve Stimulation
- Physical and occupational therapy
- Spinal epidural and facet joint injections
- Spinal cord stimulator trial and implantation
- Sports injury treatment
- Tendinopathy treatment
- Therapeutic peripheral joint, joint nerve block and ablation
- Vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty for compression vertebral fracture from osteoporosis
Experts in Care
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Why Choose Penn State Health for Care
Top-Ranked by U.S. News & World Report
Penn State Health includes the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, ranked as one of the best orthopedic providers in the country by U.S. News & World Report. This honor was earned because our doctors consistently deliver exceptional patient care and outcomes through their commitment to advanced treatments, translational research and provider training.
Coordinated, Specialized Care Through a Dedicated Institute
Our orthopaedic specialists work together through our dedicated Penn State Bone and Joint Institute. There, they focus on providing you with multidisciplinary, tailored care and state-of-the-art treatments and technologies. This produces the highest-quality patient outcomes. All physicians at the institute are fellowship-trained and subspecialize in additional niche areas of orthopaedics, including arthritis care and joint arthroplasty (joint replacement surgery).
Designated as a Blue Distinction® Center
Penn State Bone and Joint Institute is a Blue Distinction Center for Knee and Hip Replacement. This superior designation from BlueCross BlueShield is only given to health care facilities and providers that stand out for their expertise in delivering specialty knee and hip replacement care. Our surgeons specialize in a range of pain-relieving procedures, including partial knee replacement, total joint arthroplasty, joint preservation surgery and complex revision surgery. They perform more than 1,000 joint replacement procedures every year.
Confidence in Treatment Through Education
We developed a special joint replacement education website just for patients undergoing joint arthroplasty. The website takes you step by step through the joint replacement process. From things to consider before choosing surgery to recovery after surgery, you’ll find the information you need to help you feel confident in your decision to undergo joint replacement.
Advancing Orthopaedic Medicine Through Research
The doctors and researchers in our Center for Orthopaedic Research and Translational Science at the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center are committed to advancing our field through scientific discovery and education. As the only academic medical center in central Pennsylvania, Hershey Medical Center is a national leader in research, in partnership with Penn State College of Medicine, and on the leading edge of new treatment options, including clinical trials.
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