Physiatry and Pain Management
A physiatrist is a doctor who treats medical conditions that cause pain or limit function. Also called physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R) physicians, physiatrists provide a full spectrum of care from orthopedic diagnosis to treatment and rehabilitation. The goal is to restore maximum function and improve quality of life.
Physiatrists see patients of all ages experiencing a wide range of problems from sore muscles to muscle weakness that may make it difficult to function at home, in the workplace, or during recreational activities.
Successful treatment of these symptoms requires accurate diagnosis. As specialists in this field, physiatrists use techniques and resources ranging from detailed medical histories to nerve conduction studies to diagnose a multitude of medical conditions.
Physiatrists listen to their patients and work with them to develop a customized course of treatment. This may include one or several non-surgical treatments, such as medications, therapeutic exercise, injections, and physical therapy.
Services include non-surgical orthopaedic care, interventional spinal injections, electrodiagnostic medicine, sports medicine, and pain management. View Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation to learn more about the typical symptoms treated by Piedmont Orthopedics | OrthoAtlanta physiatrists, the diagnostic tools that may be used to make a diagnosis, and non-surgical treatment options that may be considered.
For more information about our physiatry services, to make an appointment or for answers to any questions you may have, please call the office that is most conveniently located to you and we’ll be happy to help. Piedmont Orthopedics | OrthoAtlanta physiatry and pain management services are offered at our Austell, Douglasville, Fayetteville, Gwinnett, Johns Creek, Newnan, Paulding, Piedmont, Stockbridge and The Battery Atlanta locations.