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Dr. Jimmy Bowen

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Cape Girardeau, MO
35 years experience male

Locations

Office

Cape Girardeau, MO

Address

48 Doctors Park, Cape Girardeau, MO, US
Directions

Insurances accepted

Great West PPO

Alliance Health

Anthem BC Life & Health Insurance Company

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Missouri

Cigna

Coventry Health Care

CHAMPUS

Missouri HealthNet

Tricare

About

Bio

Former specialty leader and consultant to the Surgeon General of the US Navy. Retired from the Navy after 24 years of active service. Started in practice in Cape Girardeau in 2007. Former team physician at United States Naval Academy. Current team physician for Southeast Missouri State University. Certified Strength and Conditoning Specialist. Author/Editor of the "Hip in Primary Care and Sports Medicine".

Specialties
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Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Pain Management

Sports Medicine

Licenses

United States: Missouri

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

754 Answers
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jimmy Bowen
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 35 years experience
Dysthesia: Definitely sounds like a neurologic cause is likely.
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jimmy Bowen
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 35 years experience
Thumb pain: Would be concerned about an inflammatory or infectious reaction to the manicure. May want to have it looked at.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jimmy Bowen
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 35 years experience
Muscle mass: Resistance exercises. Most body builders hypertrophy type 1 endurance fibers. Requires lots of reps and sets with a medium weight for that individual.... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jimmy Bowen
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 35 years experience
Back exercises: Recommend that you do gentle range of motion exercises daily. Also a good neutral spine core stability program to include front and side planks, bird... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jimmy Bowen
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 35 years experience
Wrist bump: Most likely represents a ganglion cyst.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jimmy Bowen
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 35 years experience
Lou Gehrig's disease: Also known as ALS is a disease of the Alpha motor neurons which control transmission of messages to the muscles. The disease causes progressive twitc... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jimmy Bowen
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 35 years experience
Achilles tendinitis: Tendinitis refers to an acute condition lasting less than 6 weeks. Treatments include relative rest, antiinflammatory meds, icing, then progressive st... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jimmy Bowen
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 35 years experience
Crepitus: This is called crepitus and it usually is due to cartilage changes at the joints of the neck called facet joints. Not of concern unless it is painful... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jimmy Bowen
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 35 years experience
Exercise: It is good to eat and exercise as long as it is not a lot of food right before working out. Chicken is an excellent source of protein.
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jimmy Bowen
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 35 years experience
Sciatica: Meds, exercise, physical therapy including mckenzie centralization techniques, traction, inversion table. Many things are used.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jimmy Bowen
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 35 years experience
Exercise video: Good question. The best exercise program is one that you enjoy, is easy to follow, and inexpensive with provides good results. Dr. Sear's an anti ag... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jimmy Bowen
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 35 years experience
Antibiotics: Not advisable! would check with the physicians and let them know that you have 2 prescribed antibiotics. The right antibiotic is all you need usuall... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Jimmy Bowen
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 35 years experience
Weight lifting: Not necessarily. But if not actively an exerciser begin with observed cardiac rehab and progress to resistance exercises under observation in the beg... Read More
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A 65-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jimmy Bowen
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 35 years experience
Pulse Pressure: The resting pulse pressure in healthy adults, sitting position, is about 30-40 mmhg. The pulse pressure increases with exercise due to increased strok... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jimmy Bowen
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 35 years experience
Shoulder: Rotaror cuff and labral injuries. Shoulder blade and collar bone separation and shoulder dislocation.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jimmy Bowen
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 35 years experience
Exercise: A combination of a cardiovascular and resistance program would be used. The exact exercised would be based on age, obesity, type of impairment, cost, ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jimmy Bowen
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 35 years experience
Weight and exercise: It is not necessarily the days but the intensity and length of time you work out relative to the number of calories you consume at each meal and total... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jimmy Bowen
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 35 years experience
Surgery for disc: A bulging disc is a common finding on MRI as we age. It is usually not the cause of back pain. Therefore operating on it is not beneficial. Surgery fo... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jimmy Bowen
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 35 years experience
Heart rate: Lack of efficiency due to lack of cardiovascular fitness, use of stimulants such as caffeine, possible disease such as hyperthyroidism or anemia.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jimmy Bowen
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 35 years experience
Femur Fracture: 4-6 weeks, then another 4 weeks of return to specific activities such as sports.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jimmy Bowen
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 35 years experience
Muscle strain: First you sprain a ligament holding bone to bone not a muscle. You strain a muscle. Initially you rest, ice, and massage. Then you work to maintain ra... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jimmy Bowen
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 35 years experience
Hip Pain: If you are having pain in the side of your buttock while lying on your side it is probably greater trochanteric bursitis. If you can take antiinflamm... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jimmy Bowen
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 35 years experience
Deviated septum: Not aware of any physiotherapy for deviated septum.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jimmy Bowen
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 35 years experience
Tendinitis. : Tendinitis happens in a relatively short time and lasts less than 6 weeks with relative rest, ice, bracing and antiinflammatories. If present greater ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jimmy Bowen
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 35 years experience
Shoulder Pain: Shoulder pain can occur with irritation of the diaphragm, or referred pain from the intrathoracic area. Never heard related to miscarriage. What tri... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jimmy Bowen
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 35 years experience
Head tingling: Occipital neuralgia, from compression of the occipital nerve at the junction of the back of your head and neck can be compressed by the muscle that at... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jimmy Bowen
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 35 years experience
Strengthening: You can not strengthen ligaments in and of themselves. In order to provide joint pain relief and stability the best thing is to do resistance exercis... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jimmy Bowen
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 35 years experience
ALS: Devastating disease that has a progressive course of weakness causing loss of ability to walk, reach with arms, ability of independent activities of ... Read More
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jimmy Bowen
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 35 years experience
Spina bifida: Spina bifida occulta is a very common finding on x-ray. Usually not the cause of back pain. Most common cause of back pain in young athlete is stress ... Read More
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jimmy Bowen
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 35 years experience
Tylenol (acetaminophen): Depends on the amount of tylenol (acetaminophen) you are using during the day. If you only take one hydro/apap a day then an additional tylenol (aceta... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jimmy Bowen
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 35 years experience
Carpal Tunnel: Evaluation and treatment which can be conservative with splinting and opponens muscle stretching after making sure it is not related to thyroid or dia... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jimmy Bowen
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 35 years experience
Bulging disc: It can depending on the position. It can effect the more lateral exiting nerve as well as the more central transcending root the exits at the next lev... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jimmy Bowen
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 35 years experience
Knee pain: Sounds like patellar tendinitis by your description. Hard to tell based on limited information. Arthritis is part of the work up for knee pain. Did yo... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jimmy Bowen
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 35 years experience
Knee pain: Can use over the counter tylenol (acetaminophen) combined with aleve. Take two 500mg tylenol (acetaminophen) and 2 220mg aleve together 2 times a day... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jimmy Bowen
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 35 years experience
Neuropathy: High heeled shoes are almost never comfortable and there is a reason. The is pressure on the metatarsal heads which can irritate a transverse ligamen... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jimmy Bowen
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 35 years experience
Resting Heart Rate: A resting heart rate of 115 is considered abnormal. Concern is what is causing it. Would not let it go, have it checked, especially if any sob, ches... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jimmy Bowen
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 35 years experience
Knee pain: Could be multiple causes. If from knee itself orthopedic surgeon or physiatrist should be able to help explain the cause.
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jimmy Bowen
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 35 years experience
Back cracking : Represents movement of joints in thoracic spine. Usually doesn't mean anything unless it is painful.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jimmy Bowen
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 35 years experience
Sleep Apnea: Documented sleep apnea while in the military does have an assigned disability percentage. It is being reviewed as we speak as the percentage has been ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jimmy Bowen
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 35 years experience
Curvature of neck. : Yes if it is not a "fixed" deformity. Physical therapy is directed a posture principles and range of motion improvement of your neck and shoulders. Th... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jimmy Bowen
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 35 years experience
Shoulder pain: Pain from the shoulder complex represents 4 separate joints as well as the possibility of the pain being referred from the neck. The best way to deter... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jimmy Bowen
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 35 years experience
Pain with PT: No it is not normal to have a lot of pain. The therapist will normally provide modalities for muscle relaxation and pain modulation followed by progre... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jimmy Bowen
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 35 years experience
Exercise: No. The only bad time is the work out you miss. Daily exercise is the key to health.
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jimmy Bowen
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 35 years experience
Bone spur: You don't do physical therapy for a bone spur. You may be doing it for pain and dysfunction of a muscle/tendon that attaches to the area where a bone ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jimmy Bowen
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 35 years experience
Upper back: My first question would be why are the muscles weak. Burning pain and soreness occurs in muscles that are in a disadvantages position(poor posture) a... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jimmy Bowen
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 35 years experience
Trochanteric Bursa: Yes! trochanteric bursitis can cause buttock, back and hip pain. The muscles that insert into the bursal area are the hip abductors which are above ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jimmy Bowen
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 35 years experience
Elbow pain: Sounds like the olecranon bursa is irritated. I would begin be getting a elbow sleeve that has a small silicon pain the covers over the spot. Wear t... Read More
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A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jimmy Bowen
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 35 years experience
Weight loss: Strength training will help accelerate fat loss and maintainence of lean body mass. Should be part of any body modification program.
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A member asked:
Dr. Jimmy Bowen
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 35 years experience
Muscle spasms: If there is not a underlying disease that causes the cramping it can be treated with hydration, electrolyte replacement, use of magnesium oxide.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jimmy Bowen
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 35 years experience
Fasciculation: May be either or both. Twitching is related to involuntary movement of the muscle under the skin. The majority are benign and most or all people ha... Read More
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Testimonials
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Mar 23, 2013
Dr Bown is a Sports/ Physical Medicine virtuoso. He provides an exellent public service to Healthtap readers. His responses are informative, interesting and understandable. I learn from him. I recom...Read More
Dr. Donald Jacobson
Sep 18, 2013
I highly recommend Dr. Bowen. He provides a unique perspective to Healthtap with his clinical background. His answers are accurate, empathic and can be trusted for their accuracy. Thank you, Dr. Bowen...Read More
Aug 25, 2013
Dr. Bowen is well respected in the Physical medicine and Rehab field. He is careful and detailed in his answers to questions. As a neurosurgeon, I find his insights/experience in concussion valuable.
HealthTap member
Thanks for your quick reply! Thank you so for giving me an answer I otherwise would have waited to get until Monday. If it is a lateral ligament should I be using it?
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i have no money on my card left could you please contact me via email me my fiance and my family are in dire need of help valkos82323@hotmail.com
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helpful! Im not used to doing jumping exercises so maybe thats why im having this new pain. Its not even the ankle that i broke in the past!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Missouri - Columbia School of Medicine
Graduated 1987MD

Medical/Graduate school

University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine, MO
Graduated 1987MD

Residency

Mayo Clinic Minnesota

Residency

MAYO CLINIC

Awards

Assistant Professor
Top Doctor, First Place, Cape Girardeau, MO - Winter
2013
Most Influential, First Place, Cape Girardeau, MO - Winter
2013

Affiliations

Southeast missouri hospital
St francis medical center
Orthopaedic Assocs Southeast
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