Top
10
Doctor insights on: What Conditions Does A Physiatrist Treat

Share
1

1
What conditions does a physiatrist treat?

What conditions does a physiatrist treat?

Many: Physiatrists treat many conditions and all ages. These conditions range from spinal cord injuries, strokes, head injuries, cerebral palsy, amputations, back and neck pain, arthritis of all of the joints. Many do interventions like epidural injections, radiofrequency treatment, Botox injections for neurological conditions. Some specialize in sports medicine or treat musicians and workers with injur. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
2

2
How would a physiatrist treat germ phobia since exposure to the fear probably wouldn't be the best idea?

How would a physiatrist treat germ phobia since exposure to the fear probably wouldn't be the best idea?

Progressive exposure: Phobias respond reliably to progressive exposure paired with cognitive-behavioral therapy. Much of that work is done through imagination and visualization. Since you can't really see germs, the exposure would be to germ hospitable, dirty looking items. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
3

3
What patients are usually treated by physiatrists?

What patients are usually treated by physiatrists?

Any pain condition: Physiatrists aka "physical medicine and rehabilitation" doctors, treat all conditions involving pain, but most of them focus on musculoskeletal disorders particularly of the spine. They are great at ferreting out where the root cause of the pain is and deciding what's best to resolve it. They may recommend physical therapy or chiropractic care or an injection for instance. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
4

4
Are any genetic conditions treatable in utero?

Are any genetic conditions treatable in utero?

Not directly: Currently there are no genetic discorders that can be treated in utero. There are consequences of certain disorders that can be treated however. The primary reason for knowing the genetic makeup of a baby in utero is for decision making and palnning outcomes. ...Read more

5

5
My mother has developed urinary and fecal incontinence. Has unresolved uti's and suffered a bad bout of constipation recently. Treatable conditions?

My mother has developed urinary and fecal incontinence. Has unresolved uti's and suffered a bad bout of constipation recently. Treatable conditions?

Very likely: That she can get some help for these problems - though realistic expectations are important. She should have a consultation with a urogynecologist. Someone who specializes in complex pelvic floor problems. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
6

6
What is a physiatrist?

A Type of Physician: Physiatrists are doctors who specialize in the treatment of people who have pain problems, physical impairments or have been injured. Their goal is to improve functionality of their patients utilizing non-surgical interventions for rehabilitation. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
7

7
What is physiatrist and what do they do?

What is physiatrist and what do they do?

Medical rehab expert: Physiatry is a lesser-known specialty of medicine that focuses on physical medicine and rehabilitation. Physiatrists are medical doctors who specialize in this area. See this website for more info: http://www.Aapmr.Org/patients/aboutpmr/pages/physiatrist.Aspx. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
9

9
What kind of training do physiatrists usually have?

What kind of training do physiatrists usually have?

Fellowship: These are physicians who have extended training in physical medicine and rehabilitation. They focus on rehabilitatin of injury, chronic diseases affecting ones ability to carry out activities of daily living and attempt to get you back to as normal as you were as best they and the therapist can. This mostly involves musculoskeletal, neurologic and general debility.Conditions. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
10

10
What can I expect at the physiatrist office?

What can I expect at the physiatrist office?

History and physical: A good physiatrist will take a good history and preform a comprehensive musculoskeletal examination. He /she should then look at your imaging studies (mris etc) and then o over a treatment plan with you and answer all of your questions. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers