Add Years To Your Life By Walking Daily

Add Years To Your Life By Walking Daily   Exercise has long been recommended to reduce the risk of coronary heart disease and improve your overall health.  A recent study found that 25 minutes of brisk walking a day has the potential of…

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Acupunture Shows Limited Benefit in Treatment of Osteoarthritis

ACUPUNCTURE SHOWS LIMITED BENEFIT IN TREATMENT OF OSTEOARTHRITIS An Australian study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association was designed to evaluate the treatment of osteoarthritis using needle acupuncture, laser acupuncture,…

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Physical Therapy Provides Comparable Results to Surgery When Treating Lumbar Spinal Stenosis

PHYSICAL THERAPY PROVIDES COMPARABLE RESULTS TO SURGERY WHEN TREATING LUMBAR SPINAL STENOSIS A recent study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine indicates that the use of physical therapy in treating lumbar spinal stenosis is comparable to…

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BBB Accredited Business

Allied Physicians, Inc. DBA Fort Wayne Physical Medicine is now an accredited business with the Better Business Bureau serving Northern Indiana. We are proud to say that we have an A+ rating!

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Early diagnostic imaging in older adults with back pain does not improve outcome

A recent study published in JAMA titled "Association of Early Imaging for Back Pain with Clinical Outcomes in Older Adults" demonstrates that at 12 months, patients that received early radiographs, MRI, or CT did not differ significantly when…

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Limited Benefit of Long-Term Narcotic Use

STUDIES SHOW LIMITED BENEFIT OF LONG-TERM NARCOTIC USE For years it was reported that physicians were undertreating pain.  The pendulum has clearly swung to the opposite extreme and opioids are regularly used for chronic non-malignant…

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STUDY SHOWS ACETAMINOPHEN PROVIDES NO BENEFIT IN TREATING LOW BACK PAIN

Acetaminophen (also known as paracetamol) has long been recommended as a first-line treatment for low back pain.  When patients present to the office with lumbar pain, traditional treatment has included patient education, activity modification,…

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Wells County Health Fair

Fort Wayne Physical Medicine participated in the Wells County Health Fair on Saturday, Oct. 25th. Office Manager, Jenni Rhodehamel, LPN discussed pain managment and all-natural hormone replacement therapy to attendees. Over 600 people attended and…

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Is Surgery Really Necessary?

When Michigan insurance company Priority Health required patients with back problems seeking care from spine surgeons to first consult with a physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist, spine operations fell 25% in a region identified as having…

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DOES DRS OR OTHER TRACTION DEVICES PROVIDE PROVEN BENEFIT FOR LOW BACK PAIN?

The scientific evidence says "no". Back pain is a highly prevalent disorder and studies have reported over 90% of all adults will experience some type of back pain in their lifetime.  It is the second most common reason for people to visit…

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