Dr. Nelson examining a patient


Restoring maximum function when injury, pain or disability get in the way. Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation physicians (physiatrists) specialize in state-of-the-art diagnostics and non-operative treatment of a variety of musculoskeletal and neurologic conditions including:

  • Acute/persistent neck or back pain, may be associated with radiating extremity pain (pinched nerves)
  • Acute/persistent joint or muscle pain
  • Numbness, tingling and weakness
  • Sports injuries
  • Occupational injuries
  • Motor vehicle injuries
  • Concussions
  • A variety of neurologic conditions including spinal cord injury, stroke, brain injury, cerebral palsy, spasticity, dystonia and multiple sclerosis.

Physiatry offers a different approach to treatment. At The Center, our Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation doctors work with you to diagnose the cause of your pain or disability. This involves a detailed medical history and physical exam, and may involve additional diagnostic tests including imaging studies, electrodiagnostic testing (EMG) and lab testing. A non-surgical treatment program will be created, beginning with education regarding your condition and a discussion of treatment options. Treatment may include the following:

  • Physical therapy program
  • Injection therapy (potentially under x-ray or ultrasonic guidance)
  • Medications
  • Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy injections
  • Botox injections for spastic neurologic conditions
  • Concussion management
  • Other non-surgical modalities