Spine care usually involves receiving treatment from a variety of specialists.
- Physical Medicine & Rehab (Physiatrist) - A Physiatrist is a physician specializing in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM & R). Physiatrists treat a wide range of problems from sore shoulders to spinal cord injuries. At the Spine Institute, our Physiatrists offer an aggressive, non-surgical approach to pain, spine disorders and injuries. Physiatrists have specialized training that help patients recover from back and neck strain without surgery.
- Neurological Surgeon - A Neurosurgeon specializes in diseases and disorders of the spine and brain. In the Spine Institute, our Neurological Surgeons manage complex problems of the spine that require surgical intervention.
- Orthopedic Surgeon - Orthopedic surgeons provide surgical management of spine disorders.
- Anesthesiologist - Anesthesiologists are doctors who make sure you are safe and as pain-free and comfortable as you can be during and following surgery. At the Spine Institute, Anesthesiologists also provide a wide variety of pain management therapies and procedures that will help manage your pain.
- Behavioral Medicine - Behavioral medicine doctors are important members of the spine treatment team. Support and counseling from a Psychiatrist or Psychologist, combined with a comprehensive pain treatment program, may be needed to help you manage your condition. These trained professionals also teach additional self-help therapies such as relaxation training or biofeedback to relieve pain, lessen muscle spasms and reduce stress.