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Physiatrists, also known as physical medicine physicians, treat a wide range of problems – from sore joints, to spinal cord injuries, to muscular dystrophy and multiple sclerosis. Their goal is to decrease pain and improve physical performance without surgery, and they help patients stay as active as possible regardless of their illness or age.

Their broad medical expertise allows them to treat disabling conditions, including:

  • Amputations/prosthetics
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, a disease of the nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord that control voluntary muscle movement. Also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.
  • Arthritis
  • Back pain
  • Brain injuries
  • Cardiac rehabilitation
  • Geriatric rehabilitation
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Neck pain
  • Nerve pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Pediatric rehabilitation
  • Post-polio syndrome
  • Radiculopathy
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Sports-related injuries
  • Stroke
  • Work-related injuries