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What spine md evaluates harrington rod pt (poor surgical candidate) for increasing leg weakness? Physiatrist , orthopod, neurosurgeon? Xrays best?
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
Ortho biased: As an orthopaedic surgeon, i feel our 5yrs of residency plus fellowship training in spine surgery, give us an advantage in treating spinal problems. We are well versed in biomechanics, bone healing and metabolism, as well as biomaterials. Our knowledge base is grounded in musculoskeletal care, which includes bone, joint, muscle, nerve, ligament, tendon and skin. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Structural problem: Most scoliosis problems that I have seen originate from three load bearing areas. The TMJ can cause postural avoidance of pain/airway going down the body, the hips both ascending/descending issues, and feet problems ascending up the body. Everything is connected. You could have a single problem or several overlapping. You may need to see several specialist to get diagnosis and treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Varies: It depends completely on the nature of the surgery performed. Some of the minimally invasive surgeries we perform have little or no down time. Other, much more extensive surgeries, may have recovery times that extend several months. Thank you for your question. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Experience/training: Orthopaedic and neurologic surgeons are qualified with basic training to perform spinal fusions. Surgeons from both fields can undergo additional training in spine surgery known as a fellowship. The best recommendation of choosing a surgeon should be based upon experience and training. Understand board certification status, and ask for patient recommendations. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the differences between chiropracters, osteopaths, physiotherapists, chiropodists and podiatrists?
Different w overlap: Chiropodists are foot and ankle technicians, while podiatrists are foot and ankle physicians. Chiropractors are more into whole body functioning with body adjustments and manipulations, with no surgery nor prescription medication. Psyiotherapists are another term for physical therapists who rehab injuries. Osteopaths have become similar to MDs and are physicians that have manipulation expertis ...Read more
Chiro #1 for Back Pn: Chiropractic has been proven to be the #1 treatment for low back pain. Chiropractic is effective in treating this condition. Research demonstrates spinal manipulation and specific rehabilitation in conjunction the best management. Research also demonstrates that once you have back pain, it will reoccur. A Doctor of Chiropractic can help you manage it through adjustments and home exercise programs ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Varies: There is probably some variation among trainers, but most would likely work on aerobic fitness, flexibility and core strengthening exercises. She or he may also adjust the program depending on how acute and severe the pain is, your age, your fitness, your tolerance to new exercise. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers