What is Interventional Physiatry?
Physiatry is a field of medicine that specializes in the diagnosis and non-surgical treatment of painful musculoskeletal conditions. Our 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