Physical medicine and rehabilitation is a branch of medicine that evaluates and treats a wide array of illnesses, conditions, and disabilities that affect the brain, spinal cord, nerves, bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, and tendons. Physicians manage issues that range, from complex multiple trauma to injury prevention for athletes. Treatment plans are individualized and utilize eclectic, leading-edge and traditional modalities to restore, maintain, or maximize function and quality of live.
A physiatrist, also known as a physical medicine and rehabilitation doctor,
diagnoses and treats patients who have short and long-term physical and/or cognitive disabilities caused by musculoskeletal conditions, neurological conditions (stroke, and brain or spinal cord injuries) and other medical conditions. They provide non-surgical solutions to reduce and manage pain and enhance physical function. These include specialized exercise programs, injectable treatments and pain medications, radiofrequency procedures, and regenerative medicine therapies.
Upon completing medical school, physiatrists receive an additional four years of specialty training in physical medicine and rehabilitation. Some, such as Dr. Cyril, go on after that to complete fellowship training in a sub-specialty. Dr. Cyril completed his fellowship training in interventional spine and sports medicine at the prestigious Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City, which is an affiliate of the Weil Cornell College of Medicine.
Insurance providers and government medical agencies (Medicare/Medicaid/TriCare) will eventually require that patients first be evaluated by a physiatrist before being referred to a spine surgeon. This practice model has already been implemented in some of the country’s top hospitals and several states, including Michigan, Minnesota, and Nevada. As a result, insurance providers in these states report a 25% decrease in spine surgeries, which involve increased risk and cost over more conservative treatment plans.
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