A physiatrist is a physician who is certified and specializes in physical and rehabilitation medicine, and is also known as a PM&R Doctor. They focus on the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal disorders and injuries, pain syndromes, and rehabilitation of patients with significant impairment. They strive to help the patient improve their quality of life by strengthening and restoring range of motion, physical ability, and self-sufficiency where possible, without surgical procedures.

physiatryAt NeuroSpine Surgical Consultants, our board-certified physiatrist, allows us to offer an even more comprehensive level of nonsurgical care and enhances our ability to follow our patients post surgery. From assessing and treating a full range of musculoskeletal ailments, to providing post-operative management of disabilities related to brain injuries and disorders. Their goal is to decrease pain and enhance performance without surgery.

Spine-Related Services

  • Management of nonsurgical spine treatment including:
    – Physical therapy
    – Appropriate complementary medicine referrals
    – Limited but necessary medications
  • EMG/NCV to evaluate for nerve & muscle disorders
  • Therapeutic & diagnostic spinal injections
  • Management of workers’ compensation injuries
  • Surgical referrals as needed

Brain Injury & Disorder Rehabilitation

  • Disability management
  • Post-concussion syndrome management
  • Spasticity/dystonia management
  • Sports-related concussion management (including botulinum toxin injections)
  • EMG/NCV to evaluate for nerve & muscle disorders
  • Behavior management