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Dr. Robert Wallach

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Albuquerque, NM
22 years experience male

Locations

New Mexico Orthopedics

Albuquerque, NM

Address

201 Cedar St SE, Suite 6600, Albuquerque, NM
Directions

Fax

(505) 724-4384

About

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Licenses

United States: Colorado, New Mexico

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

62 Answers
2 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Wallach
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 22 years experience
Check with OB first: Pain is very common in pregnancy, especially back pain. Your problem may simply be due to the stress of being pregnant - weight gain, abnormal body m... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Wallach
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 22 years experience
NO: There is no better or worse bed frame or matttress. It's all individual. Use what works for you
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Wallach
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 22 years experience
See an Orthopedist: Swelling and hyperextension could indicate a ligament tear, most likely the acl. You could have also torn cartilage (meniscus) which could also cause ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Wallach
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 22 years experience
Possible: It could be coming from nerve irritation in your back, especially if you have pain in the buttock or leg too. Could be many other causes as well. If... Read More
A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Wallach
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 22 years experience
Pain specialist: You may want to see a specialist who deals with chronic spine pain from a non-surgical perspective. This doctor would be best suited to make recommda... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Wallach
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 22 years experience
Get it checked: See a non surgical spine specialist to evaluate and determine if you need x-rays, MRI or medical workup (some diseases cause inflammation and cause sp... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Wallach
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 22 years experience
No right answer: All are pain relievers. Motrin and Aleve also reduce inflammation and are similar drugs. I believe that taking drugs like Motrin may prevent healing... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Wallach
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 22 years experience
Interesting: Never heard this question. A blessing? Not sure about that. First of all, we all will get arthritis (wear and tear) of the spine and joints as we ag... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Wallach
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 22 years experience
No: Unfortunately, cerebral palsy (CP) cannot be cured. By definition, CP is a lesion of the brain that is permanent and stable. The damage cannot be und... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Wallach
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 22 years experience
Indeed: Could get neck pain from stretching too hard. If you have tight muscles you can get more sore at first from a stretching program. If you have disc o... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Wallach
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 22 years experience
Yes: Speech will be affected and over time a person can lose the ability to talk. This is due to progressive weakness of the muscles we use for speech.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Wallach
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 22 years experience
New shoes?: This happened to me too, was annoying, and i quit using the elliptical. You can try different shoes or shoe inserts with better arch support. No goo... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Robert Wallach
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 22 years experience
They Should: Anyone with suspected or known cervical spine fracture needs to see a doctor immediately, as some fractures are not stable and can result in paralysis... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Wallach
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 22 years experience
Many possibilities: If your back pain is new and you're feeling sick you should see a doctor because there is possibility of spinal infection, which can happen for no goo... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Robert Wallach
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 22 years experience
Very Common: Spondylosis is basically a fancy term for wear and tear of the spine. We will all develop wear and tear over time and generally don't know it. Spondy... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Wallach
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 22 years experience
Injection or surgery: If the arthritis and pain are severe and limit your activities, you may need a hip replacement and should talk to an orthopedic surgeon. You could tr... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Wallach
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 22 years experience
Many things: This is difficult as most all of us get back pain from too much standing especially on hard surfaces. Try different types of shoes and do not wear hi... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Wallach
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 22 years experience
Stroke or nerve prob: This could represent a stroke or a condition called bell's palsy which affects on of the nerves that go from the brain to your face. All of this is m... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Wallach
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 22 years experience
Probably: If it doesn't hurt more or make you worse, you should be ok. Consider starting gently, progress slowly and try not to hurt yourself. If you're not ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Wallach
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 22 years experience
Many possibilities: If lumbar spine MRI is normal it's pretty unlikely you have a pinched nerve in the back. Some other possibilities include nerve irritation in the pelv... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Wallach
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 22 years experience
Yes: Could be any number of problems: a nerve problem, also called neuropathy which could involve nerves in your legs or feet. There could be a problem in... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Wallach
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 22 years experience
Relax: A few ideas: try biofeedback which could help you control your adrenaline. If your 'addiction' means you do extreme sports then talking to a sports ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Wallach
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 22 years experience
Exercise: you probably have muscle fatigue from upper back muscle weakness, poor posture and probably have tight chest and front of shoulder muscles. Try yoga w... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Wallach
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 22 years experience
Easy: Your friends are not taller, they're just standing up straight so looks taller. Measure them for yourself.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Wallach
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 22 years experience
Could be spine : Pain radiating from your low back/hip down the leg could be a pinched nerve. See a spine specialist, preferably a physical medicine and rehabilitatio... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Wallach
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 22 years experience
Yes: You should discuss with your OB too. You should be fine to walk, stretch, lift light weights, yoga, etc as long as the exercises feel ok. Seeing a p... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Wallach
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 22 years experience
Maybe: There may be injections to help with neck pain, with or without cortisone. The 2 common injections are epidural steroid injections and facet joint in... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Wallach
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 22 years experience
Get help soon: You may need to go to the ER if you can't see your primary care very soon. You could have anything from a pinched nerve in your back, infection, probl... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Wallach
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 22 years experience
Makes no difference: There is no "better" way to sleep for most people. What's important is that you're comfortable and sleep well. It may be better to put a pillow betw... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Wallach
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 22 years experience
Hard to say: If you were previously "normal" and now have these symptoms the problem could be in the brain. I would not wait to see if things get better...See you... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Wallach
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 22 years experience
See Orthopedist: The popping and pain could be due to a meniscus (cartilage in the knee) tear. See an orthopedic surgeon for examination and possible MRI as a next st... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Wallach
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 22 years experience
Big hair?: How heavy is your hair? Do you already have a neck problem? You could see a physical therapist for a few sessions to see what exercises you can do to... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Wallach
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 22 years experience
Hard to say: "mild" bulge would be based on how the disc looks on mri. This has nothing to do with whether or not the disc is painful. In fact, having disc bulge... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Wallach
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 22 years experience
Maybe: If the doctor thinks that a cortisone injection would give you relief there's nothing wrong with trying at least 1 injection. Just make sure the doct... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Wallach
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 22 years experience
Yes: There are many reasons for chronic back pain in young people like yourself. It can be due to a disc problem in your back, a genetic arthritis problem... Read More
A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Wallach
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 22 years experience
a few common causes: You could have nerve irritation from scar tissue, a new disc herniation or narrowing around 1 or more nerves. There are also other possible causes lik... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Wallach
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 22 years experience
Doctor...NOW: This would be a very good time to either see your regular doctor on a same day appointment, or go to the nearest urgent care or er. This could be any ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Wallach
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 22 years experience
Ulnar nerve: you might have ulnar nerve irritation. The ulnar nerve is also called the 'funny bone' nerve and runs on the inside of your elbow, forearm and wrist. ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Wallach
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 22 years experience
Get insurance: Can you be insured on your parents plan? If not, can you apply for insurance thru the affordable care act (obama care)? You probably qualify for insu... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Wallach
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 22 years experience
Get more info: May be a good time to see a sports medicine specialist, either an orthopedist of physiatrist (physical medicine specialist). You could have an injury... Read More
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Wallach
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 22 years experience
Few options: First, make sure you don't have anything serious going on with your blood vessels or hip joint that needs treatment. If you've had some nerve damage ... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Wallach
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 22 years experience
Maybe: Yes, could be due to pressure on the nerves due to swelling. The bigger issue at the moment is that you have swelling which is likely from a fracture... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Wallach
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 22 years experience
Maybe: it you think the pain is coming from the hip which is usually pain in the groin, front of the thigh, buttock - especially if you have worse pain with ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Wallach
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 22 years experience
Get it checked out: could be anything from a shoulder problem to a pinched nerve in the neck to another type of nerve problem. You should first see your primary care for... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Wallach
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 22 years experience
Probably soon: If you're having pain with most activities, enough to prevent you from doing things or needing to take pain medicines regularly, then you should have ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Robert Wallach
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 22 years experience
Fall asleep: Assuming it doesn't happen all the time or during other activities, you're probably in a position in the canoe that puts pressure on nerves that go to... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Wallach
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 22 years experience
Pain or tingling: Often feels like an ache in the low back, buttocks, thighs and usually worse with standing or walking and much better with sitting or bending. Many p... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Wallach
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 22 years experience
Pinched nerve: People often develop a pinched nerve in their back or neck for no reason. They often wake up with the symptoms and this is usually due to a bulging o... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Wallach
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 22 years experience
Probably: Your muscles in the back of the neck are probably irritated which can cause headaches. This should resolve soon. It's normal to be sore after massag... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Wallach
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 22 years experience
Some similarities : Myositis is actual inflammation of muscles which can occur from certain diseases, for example polymyositis or dermatomyositis. Myalgia is basically pa... Read More

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Mar 31, 2012
This Doctor gave me wonderful advice. I am so appreciative for Dr Wallach taking the time to help me.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Wallach is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Wallach is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Thanks so much for your advice. I am miserable and as if the neck pain wasn't bad enough, in the last month my shoulder blades started to feel out of place and it driving me crazy! I just want to make...Read More
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! You are totally on it! I bearly exercise like at all I will startslow
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! And it does sound almost exactly like piriformis syndrome.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

A. T. Still University Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, MO
Graduated 2000MD

Residency

Walter Reed Army Medical Center
Completed 2004

Awards

Top Physical Medicine and Rehab Specialist, Second Place, Colorado - Spring
2014
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