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Back Pain Physical Medicine Rehabilitation Specialists
No right answer: There really is no right answer for this question. While an orthopedists and physiatrists training may vary, both doctors are able to obtain the latest information on the most effective treatments. Physiatrists are not surgeons. 99% of back pain problems do not require surgery in my opinion and the track record for back surgery for back pain is not great. However, either specialist can help. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Physical medicine and rehabilitation or physiatry is a medical specialty focused on the diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of disorders that limit a person's ability to take care of themselves, work, or participate in society. In other words, it focuses on medical problems that affect how people move, walk, or interact with each other (most commonly muscle, bone, ...Read more
Medical field: Physical medicine and rehabilitation or physiatry is a medical specialty focused on the diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of disorders that limit a person's ability to take care of themselves, work, or participate in society. In other words, it focuses on medical problems that affect how people move, walk, or interact with each other (most commonly muscle, bone, nerve, or brain related). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
REad below: Physical medicine and rehabilition (pm&r) concerns bringing a person to his or her individual highest level of function regardless of the underlying illness or disability. Most pm&r speicialists (physicatrist) specialise in particular disorders such as spinal cord or brain injury, nerve injury or musculosckeletal injury, or occupational health, or children's physical problems. ...Read more
They have a lot of: Overlap. Occupational medicine focuses on medical issues related to work/occupational function, injuries related to specific occupations, workplace safety and function and ability of patients for certain work. Pm;r also deals with a lot of this, but also works with many other neurologic issues, such as brain injuries, sports injuries, spinal cord injuries, etc. Pm;r deals more with overall functio. ...Read more
Do doc use medicine to treat pt in physical medicine n rehabilitation? Or only machine n exercise help pt?
All options : Physical medicine and rehabilitation physicians use all the options available to treat function problems. This may include prescribing medications, physical or occupational therapy, speech or language therapy, injections, etc. It all depends on the problem being treated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
MD vs PT: Physical medicine & rehabilitation is a specialty of medicine, so that is a doctor of medicine. Physiotherapy is a clinical specialty of a therapist, physical therapist. Typically the doctor orders the type of therapy needed to be done and the therapist will actually work with you on this order of exercise. The two specialities are interlinked and work together. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Options for treating: Orthopedist is a surgeon who has the option of surgical care to help or cure the patient. A physiatrist or physical medicine doctor uses non surgical treatments and therapy to help or cure the patient. Both commonly deal with muscular skeletal disorders. Rehabilitation refers to recovery from surgery , trauma, or a disease process through multiple modalities. ...Read more
PM & R: Physical medicine and rehabilitation (pm&r), also called physiatry, is the branch of medicine emphasizing the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disorders – particularly related to the nerves, muscles, and bones – that may produce temporary or permanent impairment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Physical medicine n rehabilitation is clinical/ paraclinical/nonclinical branch? Can doc do pprivate practice or need a multispecialist hospital?
Same as other Drs.: A visit to a physical medicine specialist is just like any other visit. He/she will obtain your medical history of your problem along with a general health history, perform a physical examination with special emphasis on the part of the body that is having the problem, review old records, possibly order diagnostic tests if needed and design a treatment tailor made for you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
For severe pain: Back pain is one of the most common reasons patients see physicians in the us. If you're having numbness, pain down your legs, weakness, weight loss, fevers, or worsening of any related symptoms - i recommend seeing a spinal specialist in a timely fashion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Take your pick!: If a primary doctor's care isn't helpful; because the spine has nerves, neurologists and neurosurgeons can help. Because it has bones and muscles, spinal orthopedic surgeons and physical medicine doctors have expertise. Because treatment may involve strong pain medicine or injections, pain management doctors who may be anesthesiologists or interventional radiologists evaluate can treat. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I already been in diff specialist, I'm very worried becoz the back pain is almost more than six mos. and no one can giv me right treatment help me pls?
Back pain: Back pain that lasts six months suggests there is a significant structural problem to account for the pain. An MRI of the lumbar spine and a visit to a spine specialist should provide insight into the cause of the persistent pain and a treatment program to eliminate the pain. ...Read more
Had feeling of needing to cough and up right back pain for 12 weeks. 3xray and bloods. All normal respitry specialist not concerned. Cancer?
Hubby (29) in pt & pain management for yrs for awful back pain. Mri unremarkable. Must be something beyond pain pills and botox. Specialist to see?
I have lower back pain, have gone to pain specialist and have gotten some of my nerves burned to get rid of the pain. 3 weeks later the same painnus t?
Eval SI joint: Often there are several causes of pain. If the RFA was done correctly, the pain should be gone for 6-12 months. Are you using adjuvants like the gabapentinoids? Common back pain can also be caused by sacro,iliac joints and lumbar muscles. I do,assume you had a good work up,with imaging and EMG........to determine pain generator. ...Read more
Had a cough and back pain for 12 weeks had xrays and bloods. All fine. Respitory specialist not concerned if i had lung cancer. Would it show on xray?
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PM&R) is a field of study in which a doctor trains to become a specialist in the problems of recovery after injuries, paralysis, or amputations, in addition to sports injuries and work injuries. PM&R doctors are called physiatrists (not to be confuses with psychiatrists, who are specialists in mental ...Read more
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