Have you injured your bones? Or do you have joint pain that just won’t get better? If so, your first visit at healthcare professionals who probably come to mind are orthopedic surgeons or sports medicine docto
But there’s another type of doctor, called a physiatrist, who is just as dedicated to problems of the muscles, bones, and joints. Physiatrists are physicians who’ve earned medical degrees in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
WHAT DOES A PHYSIATRIST DO?
As Physiatrists, we majorly focus on the whole person, not just the injury. Our first job is to find out where your pain is coming from so that we can address it, but we’ll also work with you to prevent future injuries. Right diagnosis is Successful treatment. They diagnose and treat physical injuries and disabilities through methods, from overseeing medications and physical therapy programs to nerve conduction testing and electromyography. Physiatrist’s ultimate goal is to restore your function, mobility, and quality of life.
WHAT CONDITIONS DOES A PHYSIATRIST TREAT?
Physiatrists treat a wide scope of conditions, patients who have suffered from a stroke or severe burns, ranging from sports injuries to spinal cord injuries.
At RK Clinic, our Physiatrist Center specifically focuses on non-operative treatment for spine injuries, along with other musculoskeletal problems throughout an adult’s lifetime. Some of the conditions and areas we treat include:
- Acute and chronic back pain
- Acute and chronic joint pain
- Running injuries and other sports injuries
- Degenerative joint conditions such as osteoarthritis
WHAT ROLE DOES A PHYSIATRIST PLAY IN MY TREATMENT & RECOVERY?
There are a number of areas in which a physiatrist plays a part in recovery and treatment from sports, musculoskeletal.
Physiatrists are experts at diagnosing and treating pain. Treat the whole person, not just the problem area, Provide nonsurgical treatments, Work not only on treatment but also prevention.