I was sitting in my physiatrist office today for a follow up appointment and read a brochure on what the facility offers. I really believe it is well worth saying it here:
** From a brochure from my doctor **
When pair or loss of function is part of your life, little else matters!
Hurting everyday and not being able to do the things you used to affects your emotional and physical well being, as well as your relationships with family, friends and co-workers. Often, you lose the ability to remain involved in the activities you love. The pain and limitations may be the result of an injury, a chronic condition, or a consequence of surgery. It can be difficult to find relief and easy to become discouraged.
Physiatrists use non-surgical techniques to treat medical conditions that cause pain or limit functions. They provide the full range of care from diagnosis to treatment, including rehabilitation, to improve you health and quality of life by helping you regain function, increase your comfort level and return to the lifestyle you enjoyed prior to your illness or injury.
Ron DiLauro Spine-Health System Administrator I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences