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What is Physiatry?

Physiatrists are physicians who specialize in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and are trained to diagnose, treat and direct a rehabilitation plan that provides the best possible outcomes for their patients.

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Exploring the Body from the Inside Out: Spine

In the spine edition of our Orthopedic Anatomy Series: Exploring Your Body from the Inside Out, we look at the causes and treatments of back pain and common spine ailments.

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Back on Your Feet: Sciatic Pain Relief

The sciatic nerve is the largest nerve in the human body, so it’s not surprising that when it flares up, it feels intense.

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Orthopedic Anatomy Event Series

Discussing orthopedic injuries and topics that affect you most. Watch our live stream on Facebook & YouTube (@orthocarolina).

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Your Top Questions about Fluoroscopically-Guided Injections, Answered

Fluoroscopically-guided steroid injections can be an extremely effective method of treating back pain or joint pain without surgery. Here are some of your most pressing questions about these injections, answered.

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What to Know About Fluoroscopically-Guided Injections, and Where to Get Them in Charlotte

Fluoroscopically-guided injections are a non-operative, conservative method of treatment for ongoing and chronic back pain or joint pain.

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All Your Questions Answered About Epidural Steroid Injections

Dr. Ciaccia of OrthoCarolina Gastonia performs an epidural steroid injection and explains how it works.

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What is a Physiatrist?

Physiatry, or Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R), is a field of medicine that is designed to improve and maximize function lost through injury, illness or disabling conditions. Physiatrists are experts on the bones, muscles and nerves that control how your body is affected by trauma like spinal cord damage, sports injuries, limb amputations, strokes and other musculoskeletal conditions.

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EMG – What to Know

An electrodiagnostic study (EMG/NCS) is a diagnostic assessment of the electrical activity of your nerves and muscles to see how well they function, and is sometimes recommended for patients with neck, back, arm or leg pain.

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