Conditions & Treatments
Physiatry (Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation)
Many people don’t realize that most musculoskeletal injuries can get better without surgery, so the best doctor to see may be one who specializes in nonsurgical care. One medical specialty that fits this description is physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R), or physiatry.
Nerve Blocks For Surgery
Nerve blocks are a type of regional anesthesia used in some musculoskeletal surgeries. Unlike with general anesthesia, patients using nerve blocks receive multiple benefits, including better pain control, less time in the hospital, quicker recovery and less need for medication when they go home.