Conditions and Treatments

Spine Pain Diagnosis and Treatment

The diagnosis and treatment of spine pain is often carried out by a Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation specialist, or “physiatrist”. Physiatrists combine knowledge and training in history and physical exam skills, imaging with x-ray, MRI or other options, electrodiagnostic testing (EMG), and the use of spinal injections for diagnostic purposes. The expertise of PMR physicians also includes the coordination of therapies, medication management, surgical referrals, and spinal injections to provide a specific program that matches the needs of each patient.


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