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Experts in Musculoskeletal Medicine

At Spine & Sports Physiatrists, we specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of the spine, joints, muscles, tendons and nerves.  Our goal is to restore you to your active and healthy lifestyle as quickly as possible whether the goal is to return to sports, work, or just normal daily activity.

Many patients travel from doctor to doctor getting conflicting and confusing recommendations for their spine and joint problems.  Surgeons will offer surgery, pain physicians will offer injections, chiropractors offer spinal manipulation, and other physicians offer medications.  At Spine & Sports Physiatrists we consider these conditions from every angle, reducing expensive diagnostic testing and offering a cost-efficient, coordinated and diagnosis-specific treatment program.  Most often our recommendation is for non-operative treatment, however sometimes operative care is most appropriate, in which case you can be assured that every treatment option has been considered prior to recommending surgery.

Because of these factors, we feel that Spine & Sports Physiatrist should be your first choice for musculoskeletal conditions.


Spine Care

Many people have reasonable questions and fears regarding spinal conditions.  They hear horror stories of family members undergoing painful injections, surgery, getting their "backs cracked", or becoming paralyzed.  Thankfully, the truth is that although there are emergency conditions of the spine, they are extremely rare and most patients have complete resolution of their symptoms ...
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Sports Medicine

Whether you are a high school, college, adult athlete, weekend warrior or elite athlete, our fellowship-trained physiatrists have expertise and experience in treating everything from sprains and strains to complex injuries.  Our team approach to rehabilitation will direct you to the most effective, diagnosis specific therapies and will closely monitor your progress ...
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EMG - Nerve Testing

Electrodiagnostic medicine is the study of diseases of nerves and muscles.  Your doctor has recommended an EMG test to see if your muscles and nerves are working right.  The results of the tests will help your doctor decide what is wrong and how it can be treated ...
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Workers Compensation

At Spine and Sports Physiatrists, our physicians are trained to alleviate and prevent disability and believe in the sports medicine approach, “return to play” model.  Our physiatrists will supervise return-to-work plan based on your improvement ...
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What do we do?

  1. Treat patients of all ages: adolescents through seniors.
  2. Use a “team approach” keeping therapists, specialists and your primary physician in the loop.
  3. Consider conditions comprehensively from both an orthopedic and neurological perspective.
  4. Offer expert non-operative treatment.
  5. Read and interpret X-rays and MRIs to help make sense of your symptoms.
  6. Offer electrodiagnostic and diagnostic ultrasound testing.
  7. Treat injuries sustained yesterday or many years ago.
  8. Use a sports medicine approach for quick return to play, return to work, and get up and go!
  9. Consider all treatment options to allow you to make informed choices regarding your care.

We treat the following conditions:

  • SPINE:
    • Low back pain
    • Degenerated discs
    • Neck pain
    • Spinal stenosis
    • Thoracic pain
    • Sciatica and radiculopathy
    • Facet joint cysts
    • Compression fractures
    • Herniated discs
    • Stress fractures
    • Arthritis of the spine
  • JOINT:
    • Hip arthritis
    • Rotator cuff tendinitis/injury
    • Knee arthritis/injury
    • Elbow pain, epicondylitis
    • Ankle sprains
    • Hand/wrist tendinitis
    • Shoulder pain
  • NERVE:
    • Carpal tunnel syndrome
    • Cervical radiculopathy
    • Ulnar neuropathy
    • Lumbar radiculopathy
    • Peripheral neuropathy

We perform the following procedures:

  • Fluoroscopically guided epidural injections
  • Facet injection and aspiration
  • Joint injection
  • Medial branch block injection
  • Radiofrequency neurotomy
  • Lumbar discography
  • Electromyography (EMG)
  • Nerve condition studies (NCS)
  • Viscosupplementation
  • Sports pre-participation physicals 
  • Diagnostic Ultrasound
  • Ultrasound guided joint and soft tissue injections
  • Platelet rich plasma (PRP) injections