Joint Pain Treatment in West Palm Beach, FL
The human body has over 300 joints that help us perform day-to-day tasks and participate in our favorite activities. Damage to the joints and degenerative conditions have profound impacts on our ability to use our arms, legs, feet, hands and other areas of our bodies. Board-certified neurosurgeon, Charles S. Theofilos is respected around the world for state-of-the-art joint pain treatment solutions for patients in West Palm Beach, Port St. Lucie, Palm Beach Gardens and south Florida, as well as international patients.
What Causes Joint Pain?
The human joint is a complex structure that performs amazingly well when it is healthy. Joint pain results from damage to any structure within a joint, such as:
- Two or more bones that form the joint
- Cartilage on the bone surface
- Bursas that reduce friction between bones, ligaments and other structures
- Synovial membrane that seals the joint in a capsule
- Ligaments, tendons and muscles that hold the joint together
- Nerves that feed through the joint
- Vascular structures that carry blood
Joint pain results when one or more of these structures are damaged by degeneration, trauma, tears, strains, misalignments and other problems.
What are the Benefits of Working with a Neurosurgeon for Joint Pain Treatment?
When left untreated, joint pain may lead to worsening symptoms and complications. A person may lose range of motion, causing the muscles to atrophy, thereby further weakening the joint structure. Damaged and compressed nerves may lead to chronic pain, affecting a person’s capacity to perform routine tasks. Working with Dr. Theofilos ensures your joint pain is properly diagnosed and that treatment resolves your symptoms without increasing your risk of problems in the future.
What are My Options for Joint Pain Treatment?
Mild cases of joint pain may resolve with rest, changes to activities and improved body mechanics and posture. If medical intervention is necessary, Dr. Theofilos may recommend injections to reduce inflammation. Physical therapy helps strengthen the muscles around the joint. If conservative treatments do not help, Dr. Theofilos may recommend surgery.
What Happens During a Consultation for Joint Pain Treatment?
Every case of joint pain and neurological symptoms is unique, and Dr. Theofilos will set aside time for each personal consultation. This allows for a comprehensive examination, evaluation of body movements, and symptom review. He may also review or order diagnostic testing. Once he has all the necessary information, Dr. Theofilos provides you with a diagnosis and explains your treatment options. He shares the benefits and long-term prognosis of each one to allow you to make an informed decision about your care.
After you meet with Dr. Theofilos, we will review the associated costs of joint pain treatment, including your insurance coverage and our financing option through LendingUSA®.
Joint pain is frustrating at best and debilitating at worst. Board-certified neurosurgeon and founder of The Spine Center, Charles S. Theofilos, MD, is an internationally recognized specialist in joint pain treatment, serving patients in West Palm Beach, Port St. Lucie, Palm Beach Gardens, south Florida and countries around the world. Contact us today to schedule a personal consultation or complimentary MRI review with Dr. Theofilos.