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What patients are usually treated by physiatrists?

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Dr. Craig Morton
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
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A physiatrist or specialist in physical medicine and rehabilitation specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of nerve, muscle, and bone disorders with the goal of decreasing pain and improving function.

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A physiatrist or specialist in physical medicine and rehabilitation specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of nerve, muscle, and bone disorders with the goal of decreasing pain and improving function.
Dr. Craig Morton
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Dr. Ray Holt
Family Medicine
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Ray Holt
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Dr. Peter Hwang
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine

In brief: Many

Physiatrists are specialists that maximize the functional capabilities of their patients.
Thus they treat a myriad of patient populations, including but not limited to: brain injury, stroke, spinal cord injury, cerebral palsy, back pain, musculoskeletal injuries, arthritis, movement disorders, cancer, amputations.

In brief: Many

Physiatrists are specialists that maximize the functional capabilities of their patients.
Thus they treat a myriad of patient populations, including but not limited to: brain injury, stroke, spinal cord injury, cerebral palsy, back pain, musculoskeletal injuries, arthritis, movement disorders, cancer, amputations.
Dr. Peter Hwang
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