Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
WHAT IS PHYSICAL MEDICINE AND REHABILITATION?
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation is a field of medicine also known as Physiatry. Physiatrists specialize in the diagnosis and non-surgical treatment of painful musculoskeletal conditions. OAM physiatry specialists are fellowship-trained in interventional spine and sports medicine care. They provide comprehensive treatment to patients dealing with a variety of musculoskeletal conditions and disorders including injuries to muscles, bones, nerves, ligaments, tendons and other structures. Interventional physiatry may also be used to optimize a patient’s condition pre- or post-surgery.
Using the most effective non-surgical, non-narcotic treatments, ONS physiatrists practice thoughtful, conservative patient care, taking into account the patient’s lifestyle goals. After a thorough physical assessment, a personalized treatment plan is designed which may include any of a variety of advanced procedures such as image-guided Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), steroidal injections, therapeutic exercises, orthotics and mobility-assistance devices.
WHAT CONDITONS CAN A PHYSIATRIST TREAT?
- Back and Neck Pain
- Muscle and Nerve damage
- Post-surgical limitation
- Spine conditions
- Sports injury
COMMON PHYSIATRY TREATMENTS
- Electromyography (EMG)
- Epidural injections
- Facet joint injections
- Hip and pelvis (SI) joint injections
- Interlaminar injections
- Intramuscular trigger point injections
- Nerve Conduction Studies (NCS)
- Plasma Rich Platelets (PRP)
- Radiofrequency Ablation
- Selective nerve root block injections
At Orthopaedic Associates of Manhasset in Great Neck, New York, our physical medicine and rehabilitation specialists (physiatrists) can help restore your function through a regimen of treatments. These include nonsurgical, physician-guided strengthening, stretching, therapy, medications, and minimally invasive techniques to significantly reduce – or even completely eliminate – your pain symptoms.
To diagnose your source of back or neck pain, our physicians will thoroughly assess your condition based on your personal experience and lifestyle. Your doctor will clearly explain treatment options so that, together, you can decide the best course or care to get you back to your normal activities.