Spine Physiatry

Overview

Spine Physiatrists are specially trained to diagnose and treat spine-related conditions. They will listen to you carefully and perform a thorough physical examination to properly identify the source of your pain. Spine physiatrists can help you ease your pain and restore your ability to move and function without using surgery. At Aurora, our physiatrists offer less-invasive treatments combined with medically supervised exercises to help you get back to the activities you love.

Treatment Options

Our physiatry techniques include:

  • Interventional Spinal Injections: Guided by an X-ray, your physiatrist will inject steroid and anesthetic (numbing) medication into the area around your spinal nerves. 
  • Epidural Steroid Injection: This procedure is commonly used to treat low back or leg pain. Your doctor will inject steroid medication directly into the epidural space in your spine.
  • EMG/NCS (electromyography and nerve conduction studies): These tests will show your physiatrist if you have any underlying nerve or muscle disorders.  
Our physiatrists also work with integrative medicine doctors to heal your back and spine without surgery. Integrative techniques include:

Find Spine Care Near You

When you have degenerative disc disease, the Aurora Back and Spine Program makes it easier for you to get back to the things that matter most. With a single entry point and your own care coordinator, you’ll be connected to an integrated team of specialists all working together on your personalized treatment plan. Learn more about our program locations in eastern Wisconsin:

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