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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

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Dr. Chirag Patel
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Neurology (Definition)

Neurology is a field of study in which a person studies the brain, the spinal cord, the nerves, their functions, and their diseases. A doctor who specializes in brain, spinal cord, and nerve disorders ...Read more


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Someone I know goes to a physiacist. What kind of doctor is a physiacist and what conditions do they treat?

Someone I know goes to a physiacist. What kind of doctor is a physiacist and what conditions do they treat?

Rehabilitation specialist: A physiatrist is a physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist. Those physicians are primarily hospital or private practice-based, and specialize in the recovery of patients with stroke, spinal cord injury, joint replacement, osteoarthritis, or any other medical condition which might require multidisciplined therapy. They prescribed medication, direct therapy, perform EMGs, and perform disability ratings, in addition to many other roles. ...Read more

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What doctor to see for Lambert-Eaton syndrome? How is it diagnosed?

What doctor to see for Lambert-Eaton syndrome? How is it diagnosed?

A Neurologist: Lambert-Eaton syndrome is a disorder of the neuromuscular junction that can cause weakness similar to myasthenia gravis. People with LEMS have depressed or absent or absent reflexes and experience AUTONOMIC symptoms such as impotence. Neurologists will often order nerve stimulation and conduction studies and guide treatment depending on the cause.See a Neurologist. ...Read more

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How does a doctor treat a reaction from gabapentin?

How does a doctor treat a reaction from gabapentin?

Would depend: Entirely on what type of reaction occured. It could range anywhere from simple discontinuation of the drug all the way to a vigorous resuscitation from anaphylaxis. Your question needs more specifics. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have referral to see a neurologist because of abnormal eegs?

What does it mean to have referral to see a neurologist because of abnormal eegs?

? epilepsy: An abnormal eeg may be consistent with epilepsy, but could be present due to migraine headaches, prior head or neck injuries, and even medication effects. Best to check out and make certain that all is well. ...Read more

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What exactly does a physician do to check for scoliosis?

What exactly does a physician do to check for scoliosis?

Xrays: In many cases, the findings on a patient with even a large scoliosis curve can be subtle. This is in part why schools will screen for scoliosis. The most common findings are an asymmetry in the hips and pelvis, an elevation of one shoulder, and a rib hump, otherwise known as an asymmetric trunk rotation. An xray is the definitive test. Thank you for your question. ...Read more

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What is a doctor (specialist) that treats hypothermia?

What is a doctor (specialist) that treats hypothermia?

Emergency: An er doc would generally deal with acute hypothermia, however after stabilization, depending on the severity, the patient might be cared for in the ICU by a critical care doc or on the general floor by a hospitalist. ...Read more

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How does a doc diagnose dementia?

How does a doc diagnose dementia?

History: The first thing to do is to take a careful history of the patient and family. What symptoms does the patient have? Is there a history of dementia, stroke or heart disease? Rating scales like a mini mental status exam or moca (montreal cognitive assessment) are useful. Labs are checked like b12, folate (folic acid) or RPR (syphilis). Sometimes a head scan is helpful. ...Read more

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What type of doctor should I see to diagnose a salvitory gland problem?

ENT physician: Salivary gland problems are usually addressed by ear, nose, throat physician or otolaryngologist. Imaging may be obtained according to clinical symprtoms and problem to be addressed. ...Read more

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Who is rhizotomy recommended to and what does it treat?

Who is rhizotomy recommended to and what does it treat?

Generally Good: Radiofrequency procedures work well if a previous facet injection or medial branch block was performed with greater than 75-80% relief that was obtained. As with anything there are failures, but quite low if the block worked well. Risks are the same as with any spine procedure, no different. Rare that you would be worse off afterwards. ...Read more

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Does a rheumatologist treat patients with nerve pain? What type of specialist would help to make a diagnosis that involves this symptom?

Does a rheumatologist treat patients with nerve pain? What type of specialist would help to make a diagnosis that involves this symptom?

See a neurologist: A neurologist can assist you in diagnosing nerve disorders. A physiatrist can also be helpful in diagnosis of nerve disorders as many of them perform emgs, a diagnostic test for neuropathies. ...Read more

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Is it necessary to see a doctor about restless leg syndrome? What does it stem from?

Is it necessary to see a doctor about restless leg syndrome? What does it stem from?

Find Out Cause First: Rule out underlying causes that may can be treated such as mineral deficiencies, venous insufficiency or various immune deficiencies. Start with blood work and a venous ultrasound by a vascular surgeon. Review medication for side effects . If no underlying cause is identified, get daily exercise and cut back on smoking & drinking. Take a multi-vitamin with iron and save medication as last resort. ...Read more

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What kind of medication does a doctor prescribe for arthritis?

What kind of medication does a doctor prescribe for arthritis?

Depends on arthritis: It depends on which type of arthritis you have. Osteoarthritis, which is very common for example in the knees can be linked to obesity and part of the recommendations is weight loss/exercise for this. Rheumatoid arthritis needs to be started on specific medications called DMARD's and gout for example another type of arthritis can be treated with NSAID's, colchicine, prednisone and/or others. ...Read more

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What kind of medication does a doctor prescribe for arthritis?

What kind of medication does a doctor prescribe for arthritis?

Depends on arthritis: It depends on which type of arthritis you have. Osteoarthritis, which is very common for example in the knees can be linked to obesity and part of the recommendations is weight loss/exercise for this. Rheumatoid arthritis needs to be started on specific medications called DMARD's and gout for example another type of arthritis can be treated with NSAID's, colchicine, prednisone and/or others. ...Read more

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What does a neuro-ophthalmologist do?

What does a neuro-ophthalmologist do?

Expert on eye nerves: The neuro-ophthalmologist (do not confuse this with so called neuro-optometrists who are quasi doctors), investigates patients who have eye dysfunction related to the interaction of the nerves and brain with the eye. A common disease they deal with is multiple sclerosis but they deal with strokes, and muscle paralyses and sometimes trauma of these systems. ...Read more

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What does a gastroenterologist actually do?

What does a gastroenterologist actually do?

GI Problems: They diagnosis and treat problems related to the intestinal system from one end to the other. They gain expertise in endoscopy, looking through the upper and lower GI systems with flexible scopes. Some "super" specialize in disorders of the liver. Some concentrate on inflammatory bowel disease. Most all are first internists who subspecialize in GI disorders. ...Read more