Physiatry & EMG
Physiatrists at Tucson Orthopaedic Institute treat adults and children with physical disabilities and pain conditions. Also known as physical medicine and rehabilitation doctors (PM&R), physiatrists specialize in non-surgical treatment.
The specialty is rooted in physical therapy and encompasses a whole-body approach to getting you back on your feet after an illness or injury. Tucson Orthopaedic Institute is proud to offer this specialized care as an alternative to surgery for those who are not candidates for surgery due to their age or health status, or who do not want to have surgery.
Our physiatrists will conduct a thorough physical examination to understand your condition. Special diagnostic tests can aid in making a diagnosis. These include electromyography (EMG) and nerve conduction studies (NCS) in addition to routine X-rays and MRIs. Even though treatment options are non-surgical, they can provide substantial pain relief. A physiatrist uses therapeutic injections containing steroids, anti-inflammatory drugs, and other medications, as well as physical therapy.
If you want to get moving again without having to face surgery, a physiatrist can tell you how to do that. At Tucson Orthopaedic Institute, you will get a dedicated medical team that will work hard to help you achieve your goals.
Pain doesn’t go away on its own. It’s usually a sign that something is wrong, maybe an illness or injury. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us for help. To schedule an appointment, please call our East Tucson office at (520) 784-6200, Northwest Tucson office at (520) 382-8200, or the Oro Valley office at (520) 544-9700. You may also use our secure online appointment request form.