University of Miami Health System Rehabilitation Medicine is home to specialists in physical medicine and rehabilitation, otherwise known as physiatrists. UHealth’s physiatrists treat a wide range of problems that affect all age groups and touch all the major systems in the body, from sore shoulders to spinal cord injuries to discomfort arising from chronic disease conditions.
From low back pain and herniated discs to carpal tunnel syndrome and tendonitis, physiatrists seek to not only reduce and eliminate chronic pain, but also to prevent its recurrence and assist their patients to achieve optimal function.
Why Choose a Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Physician?
Physiatrists are specialists in diagnosing and treating problems of the musculoskeletal system. They take thorough histories and perform physical examinations to find the source of one’s pain, injury, or disability, even when standard diagnostic tests don’t reveal specific problems.
In addition, PM&R physicians direct the team of healthcare professionals that treat the patient. If any other services are needed, such as those of physical therapist or athletic trainer, the PM&R physician services, collaborates with, and coordinates them. The result is a specially designed treatment program, tailored to individual needs.
UHealth Rehabilitation Medicine Focuses On Four Major Areas:
Spinal cord injury
Traumatic brain injury
Because PM&R Physicians Offer An Aggressive, Non-Surgical Approach To Pain And Injury, These Physicians Are The Ideal Choice To A Wide Variety Of Diseases And Conditions, Such As:
- Low back pain
- Neck pain
- Fibromyalgia/myofascial pain
- Spinal cord injury
- Brain injury
- Acute and chronic pain
- Arthritis and chronic pain
- Stroke and neurological disorders
- Multiple sclerosis
- Cardiac disorders
- Musculoskeletal disorders
- Work Injuries