Spine Physiatry

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) physicians, also referred to as physiatrists, are physicians who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal injuries and pain syndromes, and rehabilitation of patients with severe impairments. At Carolina Neurosurgery & Spine Associates, our board-certified physiatrists allow us to offer an even more comprehensive level of nonsurgical care. From assessing and treating spine disorders, to providing post-operative management of disabilities related to brain injuries and disorders, these specialists deliver a holistic approach where they try to avoid surgery and minimize medications.

Spine-Related Services

  • Management of nonsurgical spine treatment including:
  • Physical therapy
  • Appropriate complementary medicine referrals
  • Spinal manipulative therapy
  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections 
  • Regenerative Medicine
  • Limited but necessary medications
  • EMG/NCV to evaluate for nerve & muscle disorders
  • Therapeutic & diagnostic spinal injections
  • Management of workers' compensation injuries
  • Surgical referrals as needed

Brain Injury & Disorder Rehabilitation

  • Disability management
  • Post-concussion syndrome management
  • Spasticity/dystonia management
  • Sports-related concussion management
  • EMG/NCV to evaluate for nerve & muscle disorders
  • Behavior management


Answers to Common Questions That Patients Have About Their Back Pain