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Mercy Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Mercy Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation’s (PM & R) expert physiatrists provide patients with specialized back, neck and musculoskeletal care close to home. This program was developed to improve patient access to comprehensive state-of-the-art treatments for problems associated with the back and neck. When patients are referred to us, they are guided through a process of assessment and non-operative treatment options to develop a plan of care tailored to the patient’s condition.

A physiatrist specializes in restoring optimal function to patients with muscle, bone, tissue and nervous system injuries. Our common goal is to improve a patient’s quality of life and help him or her return to activity as quickly as possible. Mercy PM & R will take the necessary strides toward improving overall spine health.

Mercy’s physiatrists evaluate and treat muscular spine problems, pinched nerves and a variety of other painful disorders of the spine. Services offered include:

• Osteopathic manipulation
• Medications
• Trigger point injections
• EMG and nerve condition studies
• Joint injections (ultrasound guided)
• Sports and performing arts injury evaluations

If indicated, the physiatrists offer prompt referrals to physical therapy, neurosurgery, anesthesia pain control, orthopedic surgeons and behavioral health specialists. Mercy’s physiatrists consider all of the options available and help you get on the path to improved function and less pain.

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