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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
My mother has developed urinary and fecal incontinence. Has unresolved uti's and suffered a bad bout of constipation recently. Treatable conditions?
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: If caught early and the type of histology is favorable it is totally treated with very high success rate. ...Read more