Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PMR)
Within the Spine and Pain Center, NAO offers Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PMR) services for those needing specialized care. Also known as physiatry or rehabilitation medicine, this non-surgical care aims to enhance and restore function from physical impairments or disabilities affecting the brain, spinal cord, nerves, bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, and tendons. A physician having completed training in this field is referred to as a Physiatrist. Unlike other medical specialties that focus on a medical “cure,” the goals of Physiatrists are to maximize patients’ independence in activities of daily living and improve quality of life.
Dr. John Ledington and his care team pinpoint exactly where nerve pain is coming from. Then, developing a whole-body, patient-centered plan, based on each patient’s lifestyle and goals, they treat the whole person, including the source of pain. Interventions use cutting-edge and time-tested methods for treatment.Some procedures for treatment include:
- EMG/Nerve Conduction Studies
- Injections of spine
- Nerve Stimulators
- Nerve Blocks and Ablation procedures—Peripheral and Spinal
You can learn more about non-surgical procedures and injections in videos below: