Rehab and Pain Clinics of South Texas
1. Brownsville Clinic
425 E Alton Gloor Blvd
Brownsville, TX 78526
2. Edinburg Clinic
5401 South McColl
Edinburg TX, 78539
1. Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Injections and Diagnostic Ultrasound
2. Platelet Rich Plasma Injections
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A physiatrist (fiz eye' a trist) is a medical doctor who after medical school attends a 3-4 year residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Physiatry is a non-surgical specialty treating musculoskeletal and neurological conditions.
Physiatrists treat a variety of medical conditions and injuries including catastrophic injuries such as spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury and amputations. They see patients who have had strokes and other conditions such as multiple sclerosis and direct their rehabilitation. They lead the rehabilitation team that includes physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, nurses, psychologists and social workers, and attend to the medical needs of their patients during their stay at rehabilitation hospitals or centers.
Physiatrists may treat sports injuries, occupational injuries and many conditions involving the spine. Their expertise often allows patients to avoid surgery. They are frequently asked by other physicians to perform electrodiagnostic studies (EMG / NCS) to evaluate such conditions as carpal tunnel syndrome, pinched nerves in the neck and back and other nerve and muscle conditions. They may also treat chronic pain syndrome and provide therapeutic injections to the spine and extremities.
Most importantly, physiatrists treat the whole patient, not just the patient's symptoms. Physiatrists share their medical knowledge to help patients understand their condition and provide the tools and resources to manage it. They employ a variety of treatment methods to reduce or eliminate your problems and to decrease the possibility of a recurrence. This comprehensive approach produces not only cost-effective results, but also a high degree of patient satisfaction.
Through integrated focused care and comprehensive diagnosis and treatment, physiatrists add quality to the lives of millions of patients each year. The goal: getting you back into the game – not just back on the sidelines.