Helping Reduce or Relieve Pain and Restore Function
Physicians trained in physical medicine and rehabilitation are called physiatrists. They help patients reduce or relieve pain and, as much as possible and restore function lost due to illness or injury. They work closely with orthopedic surgeons, neurologists, rheumatologists, primary care physicians and physical and occupational therapists.
Physiatrists use a combination of non-surgical treatments such as exercise, physical and occupational therapy, activity modification, adaptive equipment or assistive devices and orthotics.
Treatment focus is on minimizing reliance on pain medication and emphasizing function with interventional procedures and rehabilitation.
Treatment cover a wide range of problems from sore shoulders or carpal tunnel syndrome to arthritis, osteoporosis, neck, spine and back problems.
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Back Problems and Pain
- Degenerative Disc Disease (changes in your spinal disc as you age)
- Herniated Disc (sometimes called a slipped disk or a ruptured disk)
- Lumbar Strains (low back strain Scoliosis (abnormal curvature of the spine)
- Sciatica (pain that radiates from the sciatic nerve which runs from your spinal cord to your buttock and hip area and down the back of each leg)
- Spinal Stenosis (a narrowing of one or more areas in your spine)
- Spondylosis (spinal degeneration and deformity of the joint(s) of two or more vertebrae)
- Spondylolisthesis (one bone in your back (vertebra) slides forward over the bone below)
- Spinal Fractures (post surgery rehabilitation)
- Geriatric Rehabilitation
- Neck Pain
- Nerve Pain
- Radiculopathy (nerve irritation and inflammation caused by a herniated disc)
- Ulnar Neuropathy (wrist pain)
- Sports-Related Injuries
- Work-Related Injuries
If pain or mobility problems are keeping you from enjoying life or working at your job, call our office at 765.599.3400.