Physiatrists take a multidisciplinary approach to non-operative musculoskeletal care. Initial treatments may include a round of customized and sport-specific physical therapy to address deficiencies in flexibility and strength, as well as a trial of basic analgesic medications. Most patients respond favorably to this initial intervention.
Depending on the injury and the response to treatment, minimally invasive image-guided spinal injections may be administered to treat pain and restore function. Physiatrists perform many different types of spinal procedures—from the neck to the tailbone. These injections are used for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes.
Types of injections include but are not limited to:
- Epidural steroid injections
- Selective Nerve Root injections
- Medial branch blocks
- Facet rhizotomy/Radiofrequency lesioning
- Sacroiliac joint injection
- Coccygeal injections
- Hip injections
- Trigger Point injections
- Bursa injections
- EMG nerve conduction studies
Drs. Memmo and Codispoti have performed over 30,000 spinal procedures accurately, safely, and without issue. They are both fellowship trained in minimally invasive spinal procedures.
These minimally invasive procedures are done in state-of-the-art surgical centers, under sterile conditions, with fluoroscopy (a live X-ray machine) and with a dedicated and compassionate nursing staff.