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Tests & Treatments

The following tests and treatments are some of the most common tests and treatments offered by specialists in this area. These specialists offer many other advanced tests and treatments for a wide range of medical problems. Please call (888) 352-RUSH (7874) if you have questions about specific tests or treatments not listed here.

  • Acupuncture is a therapy that involves inserting needles into the skin to stimulate specific points (acupoints) on the body. It is based on techniques that originated in East Asia more than 2,000 years ago.
  • Botulinum toxin is available as four brands: Botox, Myobloc, Dysport and Xeomin. Each is produced from the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. When eaten, the toxin causes a serious food poisoning called botulism. But when injected in very small amounts, it can be used safely to treat a number of medical and neurological conditions.
  • Cortisone Injection

    Cortisone injection is a treatment used to provide pain relief for a variety of conditions such as arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome and tendonitis. Cortisone injections minimize inflammation, which decreases the body’s pain response. Cortisone injections use a synthetic (man-made) form of cortisone, a substance naturally produced by the body.
  • Craniosacral Therapy

    Craniosacral therapy is an alternative therapy involving the gentle massage of bones in the skull, spine and pelvis. This therapy is used to ease tension and stress in the body.
  • Hospice Care

    Hospice care is end-of-life medical, psychological and spiritual care. Hospice caregivers provide palliative care, which focuses on controlling pain and other symptoms so a patient can remain as alert and comfortable as possible during his or her final days. Hospice programs also provide services to support a patient’s family.
  • A nerve conduction (NC) and electromyography (EMG) test evaluates the health of your nerves and muscles. This test can help determine whether symptoms such as numbness, weakness or pain are due to a disease that affects the function of your nerves and/or your muscles.
  • Physical Therapy

    Physical therapy can help people regain function, independence and quality of life after a stroke, injury or surgical procedure. It can also help people who are experiencing chronic pain or disability.
  • Trigger point injections are used to relieve painful trigger points, areas of muscle that have become tight and inflamed. Often, a tender knot or tight band can be felt at the spot.
  • Yoga

    Yoga is an ancient mind-body practice that combines physical postures, breathing techniques and meditation or relaxation. Research suggests that in addition to improving physical fitness, strength and flexibility, yoga has many health benefits, including lowering heart rate and blood pressure, relieving anxiety, depression and insomnia, and reducing low back pain.