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Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

A physical medicine and rehabilitation doctor or physiatrist, specializes in the nonsurgical management of back and neck pain. While many doctors provide drugs to mask symptoms of pain, these drugs leave a patient debilitated and dependent upon them for pain relief. In contrast, a PMR, provides techniques and treatments that allow back and neck pain sufferers to return to activity without surgery.

What is a physiatrist?

With so many subspecialties in medicine, it is no wonder that many people do not know exactly what a physiatrist does, even if they have heard the term. It has become a nationwide trend for highly respected spine centers to use physiatrists to treat cases of back and neck pain.

A physical medicine and rehabilitation (PMR) doctor may use a variety of tests to diagnose your back or neck pain. Physiatrists may also use spinal injections for pain relief and for diagnostic purposes.

So what does that mean for me?

Essentially, a PMR has distinctive skills to offer a back or neck pain sufferer. Instead of disguising pain with drugs, a physiatrist identifies the cause of the pain. They frequently help patients relieve pain symptoms without surgery.



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These stretches and exercises can relieve pain symptoms, strengthen the back and neck, and increase flexibility and resistence to future strain. Learn more.

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