Functional exercise programs improve chronic back pain

The field of physiatry is based on the goal of enhancing and restoring functional ability as well as quality of life in patients with injuries or disabilities. An article in this week’s Wall Street Journal highlights the use of this type of treatment of patients with chronic back pain who have been unsuccessfully treated with surgery or narcotic medications with a functional restoration exercise program.  It emphasizes the benefit of

Our physicians, who are fellowship trained physiatrists, emphasize this type of treatment approach in caring for patients with comprehensive evaluation and an individualized, team treatment approach.