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What will a Physiatrist do for me?

dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 13,425
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:28 AM in Spine-Health Announcements
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 Veritas-Health Forums Manager
I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences 


  • That sounds like something I might want to look into.
    I thought I would mention I've had the same osteopath for
    for the last 26 yrs, and he is really wonderful as
    a general practicioner. they look at the whole you
    and arn't afraid to try things other docs don't.

    He listens to me, and helps me design my own medical
    care. When anything else happens he knows all the
    best specialists to send me to. Good doctors are
    what have kept me alive this long. Their not god
    and they are busy ppl so you gotta help them help
    you. I find it's good to write you medication list
    and problems down before you go, so you dont get
    nervous and forget like me.

    Thanks Ron

  • That sounds great. I looked up Physiatrist and so far one name has come up where I live in Toronto. Maybe I'll find one closer to me. It sounds like surgery may not be in the cards for me but I'm having a lot of pain maybe they can help. I hope he helps you Ron. Take care. Charry
    DDD of lumbar spine with sciatica to left hip,leg and foot. L4-L5 posterior disc bulge with prominent facets, L5-S1 prominent facets with a posterior osteocartilaginous bar. Mild bilateral foraminal narrowing c-spine c4-c7 RN
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