What Is a Physiatrist?
Physiatrists are experts at diagnosing and treating many different types of pain. From sore shoulders and necks to back and spinal cord injuries, they are able to diagnose and treat a wide variety of conditions and injuries. Their main goal is to restore maximum function in their patients while decreasing pain. Physiatrists like to focus on treating the whole person, not just the problem area.
If you are experiencing pain, our physiatrist can help design a treatment plan to fit your specific needs. He is well-versed in diagnosing and treating injuries or illnesses that affect your nerves, muscles, and bones. In other words, when you are experiencing pain that is affecting the way you move, it might be time to see a physiatrist.
Physiatrists are often referred to as physical medicine and rehabilitation specialists. They typically perform diagnostic tests including EMGs (electromyography) and nerve conduction studies. They often provide nonsurgical treatments such as injections to help ease a patient’s pain.