We are the US Healthcare MI, PC (Pain Management and Orthopedic Clinic), located inside the Pontiac General Hospital. We are a health-care facility where we diagnose and manage chronic pain. Over 70 million Americans suffer from chronic pain. Chronic pain is distinct from acute pain in that the pain persists for longer than several months. Pain involves irritation and inflammation of a nerve cell and tissue including muscle, tendon, bone and cartilage. Chronic irritation of nerves causes changes in the nerve itself, spinal cord, brain stem, and brain. Pain cannot occur unless the brain is stimulated and the information is processed. These changes involve increases in hundreds of chemicals, their receptors and cellular activity. The body is attempting to heal itself but unfortunately this can spin out of control.
Treatment involves medicine, typically steroids, and/or local anesthetics directly injected at the nerve or tissue that is inflamed. This interrupts the pain pathways, decreases the inflammatory response and hopefully alleviates the pain. A series of treatments may be needed for severe inflammation.
Due to a car accident, sport injury, or any sort of mishap, we use a multidisciplinary approach to help you take an active role in managing your pain and regaining control of your life. Our program is focused on the total person, not just the pain. Let our health care providers help you with a variety of strategies to manage your pain and help you gain your life back.
We provide professional and qualified medical aids:
- Chronic joint pain (arthritis)
- Chronic low back pain
- Shoulder and knee pain
- Auto claims- if you were injured in a car accident we can help you!
- Closed head injury