Dr. Michael Rimlawi
Orthopedic Spine Surgery
23 years experience male
I suffered from back pain at an early age of 19 and became interested in orthopedic spine surgery as a result. Today I strive to educate on spine injury prevention and good spine hygiene promotion by first recommending conservative treatments before recommending surgery. I want my patients to have the best quality of life they can have. I don't want them to be timid when coming to see me because I am a surgeon. I can and will suggest alternative conservative treatments first only if my patients don't suffer from an acute neuro deficit. At The Minimally Invasive Spine Institute, we believe in holistically treating the patient. We have Physcial Therapy and Occupatinal Therapy on-site as well as interventional pain management doctors and chiropractors. If you suffer from back pain and want a doctor to listen and spend that extra time with you, come visit us at MISI. www.zerospinepain.com
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Orthopedic Spine Surgery
United States: Texas
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Pain Mgmt Dr: If you are not a surgical candidate, you can seek a pain management doctor to help with your chronic pain. There are medications, different spine injections and even dorsal column stimulators that can help with chronic pain. Don't give up, talk about your options with either you ortho spine doctor or your family doctor. They can help guide and refer you where you need to go.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Yes: Have you had a recent MRI to diagnose nerve impingement? If not having weakness in legs or incontinence, try conservative treatments such as: rest, hot/cold compresses to lower back even if the pain radiates to butt or leg, nsaids, physical therapy and activity modification. If you have tried these, there are prescription nerve medications out their that your pcp or spine specialist can recommend.
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Feb 8, 2014
Honest and knowledgeable as well as a true professional. Listened to my problems and answered them with all honesty. I am glad that I underwent the surgery and now I am free of back pains that trouble...Read More
Feb 10, 2014
Dr. Rimlawi is an excellent doctor. Not only was he very through at explaining the procedure, their office was very patient and helpful with my financial situation. My back is feeling much better an...Read More
Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Rimlawi is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Education & Training
New York Institute of Technology New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, NY