Why see a physiatrist? A physiatrist is a medical doctor who specializes in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R).
PM&R is a medical specialty that restores function to people with injuries or debilitating conditions.
Physiatrists diagnose and treat all types of musculoskeletal disorders that cause pain.
Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are injuries or pain in the human musculoskeletal system, including the joints, ligaments, muscles, nerves, tendons, and structures that support limbs, neck and back
Some patients are referred to a physiatrist because symptoms of pain, numbness, tingling or prickling sensations, weakness, fatigue or sensitivity that cannot be explained by standard diagnostic testing.
Injuries and Conditions::
Chronic Back and Neck Pain
Acute and Chronic Radiculopathy
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
Facet Joint Syndrome
Myofascial Pain Syndrome
Peripheral Nerve Injuries
Post-traumatic Orthopaedic Injuries
Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction