Rehabilitation Medicine Improves Brain and Spine Related Disabilities
or patients challenged with severe physical disabilities due to a brain or spine disorders or injuries, physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R) can restore the ability to function throughout daily activities. PM&R specialists help patients relearn how to perform routine basic tasks such as dressing, bathing and eating as well as how to move and care for others. Through a patient-centered approach, physiatrists work with patients to increase movement and function that has been limited because of musculoskeletal, neurological, and rheumatological injury or disease.
Brain and Spine Conditions That Benefit From Rehabilitation Medicine
Physiatrists treat patients who have experienced brain injury or brain tumor, spine conditions or spinal cord injury, spinal cord tumor, nerve damage, vertebral fractures, joints problems, pulled ligaments, torn muscles, or tendons or disorders affecting any area involving the movement of the body. Some these conditions can occur due to a work-related back injury, motor vehicle accidents, scoliosis, spinal stenosis, arthritis, degenerative spine disease, congenital disorders, spine deformity, a herniated disc, meningiomas, or glioblastomas.
Physiatrists are physicians specialized in musculoskeletal, neurological, rheumatological and cardiovascular systems. They diagnose and provide a rehabilitation for patients to increase movement and function.
North Jersey Spine Group Provides Rehabilitation Medicine
Rehabilitation Medicine, when necessary, can occur at both inpatient and outpatient facilities at North Jersey Spine Group (NJSG). Our PM&R physicians collectively work with neurosurgeons who are spine surgeons, physiatrists, pain management specialists, and physical therapists to provide the utmost care and dedication for each individual patient. Patients can expect to receive unmatched rehabilitation medicine backed by a committed team who is focused on improving the daily life for those with conditions affecting the spine and brain. With multiple convenient offices spanning Passaic County to Bergen County and surrounding towns including Saddle Brook, Ridgewood, and Sparta, NJ, patients are welcome to contact NJSG today.