Physical medicine and rehabilitation is also referred to as physiatry. Doctors with this medical specialization (physiatrists) are experts at diagnosing and treating injury, pain, physical disability, even behavioral and thinking problems in people of all ages.
How a Physiatrist Can Help
Physical medicine offers an effective, nonsurgical approach to treating pain and injury. Your physiatrist will perform a comprehensive physical exam to find the cause of your symptoms. These exams often reveal issues that even standard tests fail to pinpoint.
Once the problem has been diagnosed, your physiatrist will create a personalized treatment plan to address it and to help prevent a recurrence.
Most importantly, your physiatrist will treat you as a whole person, instead of just focusing on your symptoms. Our physical medicine and rehabilitation in North Carolina has a holistic approach, aimed primarily to help you regain lost function and improve your overall quality of life.
Services a physiatrist can provide
The following are just a few of the services and specialties provided by the physiatrists at CarolinaEast:
- Amputation Care, Support and Education
- Arthritis Treatment
- Cancer Rehabilitation
- Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation
- Cerebral Palsy Treatment
- Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease Treatment
- Disability Evaluation
- Electro-Diagnostic Testing/EMGs
- Independent Medical Exams
- Interventional Pain Injections
- Multiple Sclerosis Treatment
- Parkinson’s Disease Treatment
- Pediatric Rehabilitation
- Spinal Cord and Brain Injury Treatment
- Wheelchair Education
- Workers’ Compensation Evaluation
- Wound Care
CarolinaEast's physiatrists work in our rehabilitation hospital. Ask your primary care physician for a referral if you're interested in our physical medicine and rehabilitation in North Carolina.
CarolinaEast Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
2000 Neuse Blvd. (inside CarolinaEast Rehabilitation Hospital)
New Bern, NC 28560