Physiatry (fizz ee at’ tree) is the field of physical medicine and rehabilitation. Physiatrists focus on restoring function. They care for patients presenting with acute and chronic pain, musculoskeletal problems like back and neck pain, tendonitis, pinched nerves and fibromyalgia. They also treat people who have experienced catastrophic events resulting in paraplegia, quadriplegia, or traumatic brain injury; and individuals who have had strokes, orthopedic injuries, or neurologic disorders such as multiple sclerosis, polio, or ALS.

Conditions that Physiatrists treat include, but are not limited to:

  • Back and neck pain
  • Work and auto related injuries
  • Sports injuries
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Rotator cuff syndrome
  • Golf elbow
  • Tennis elbow
  • Stroke
  • Brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Other disabling conditions

Physiatry services provided at the Brain and Spine Center include electrodiagnostic testing (EMG and NCS), minimally invasive spinal procedures, trigger point injections, joint injections, prolotherapy and botox injections to control spasticity after a stroke or brain injury.