At Miami Neuroscience Institute, our physical medicine and rehabilitation specialists will help you return to an active and more independent lifestyle. These specialists, known as physiatrists, approach every patient individually and will develop a treatment plan that fits your diagnosis and preferences.

Many neurologic conditions can be treated with physical medicine or rehabilitation. These therapies can range from injections to lifestyle changes to rehabilitation programs. To see a complete list of rehab options and locations at Baptist Health South Florida, please click here.

If we find that physical medicine and rehabilitation won’t help your pain, we work hand-in-hand with our neurosurgery and spine surgery colleagues to find the best surgical treatment option for your condition.

Which conditions benefit from physical medicine and rehabilitation?

We use physical medicine and rehabilitation to treat neurologic conditions such as:

  • Sciatica
  • Radiculopathy
  • Arthritis of the spine, neck or back
  • Degenerative spondylosis
  • Lumbar or spinal stenosis
  • Brain injury or tumor
  • Cancer-related disabilities
  • Stroke
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Trauma
  • Movement disorders, such as multiple sclerosis

What types of physical medicine and rehabilitation treatments are offered at Miami Neuroscience Institute?

Our physiatrists begin every treatment plan with a personal consultation. We make sure to cover which treatments you may have tried in the past and what your goals are for treatment and rehabilitation. Then, our team will work closely with you to find the right therapy to fit your needs.

For some patients, injectable treatments may help reduce pain and improve function or movement. These treatments can include:

  • Facet joint injections
  • Epidural steroid injections
  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections
  • Joint Injections
  • Trigger point injections

We may also prescribe pain medication, including over-the-counter and prescription medicines.

Depending on your diagnosis, our team will also work with you on lifestyle modifications, such as diet and exercise changes and workplace modifications.

If you need rehabilitation, Baptist Health South Florida has access to robust outpatient and inpatient rehabilitation programs. We treat both adults and children in these programs, which are certified by the Commission on the Accreditation for Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) — the highest standard in evaluation for rehabilitation programs.

If you have been diagnosed with back pain or a related spine problem, our team will work to get you into the Miami Neuroscience Institute’s Spine Center as quickly as possible — usually within 48-72 hours of an initial diagnosis. Once you’re at our Spine Center, we will explore all possible treatment options.

Conditions & Treatments

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  • Electrodiagnostics (EMG and nerve conduction studies)
  • Epidural and facet joint injections
  • Implantable spinal cord stimulators
  • Intrathecal pump to deliver pain medication
  • Joint injections
  • Lifestyle modification
  • Medication management
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Osteopathic manual medicine treatment
  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections
  • Rehabilitation therapy, including physical therapy and occupational
  • Trigger point injections
  • Ultrasound-guided injections

 

  • Workers with back pain are absent from work an average of 4 days per year more than those without back pain

    According to the World Health Organization, low back pain is the leading cause of lost workdays and activity limitations.
  • Back pain is the 2nd most common ailment

    And the second most common reason to see a medical provider
Our Approach

Our Approach

When you come to Miami Neuroscience Institute for physical medicine and rehabilitation, you can expect:

  • A goal to help get you active and mobile as soon as possible.
  • A team approach to your care, which involves collaboration with physiatrists, pain management experts, neurosurgeons and rehabilitation specialists (physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech pathology)
  • A treatment plan that is tailored to your lifestyle and preferences. 
 
 

 

Meet the Team

Our team includes Board-certified physiatrists who specialize in physical medicine and rehabilitation treatments for neurological conditions as well as pain management specialists. We also work closely with physical therapists, occupational therapists, nutritionists, psychologists, nurses and physician assistants who are highly skilled in treating neurological injuries and conditions.
Pain Management Program

Pain Management Program

Miami Neuroscience Institute’s Pain Management Program helps patients overcome or cope with pain and enjoy a more active life. The staff’s expert pain management specialists can diagnose and treat problems associated with acute or chronic pain. Using an individualized approach to treatment, they strive to help each patient experience improved health and relief from pain.

The Pain Management Program offers a full range of treatment options, including: Epidural Steroid Injections, Facet Injections, Nerve Blocks, Trigger Point Therapy, Neurostimulator, Neurolytic Block, Radiofrequency Ablation , Dorsal Column Stimulator, Medial Branch Blocks, Discography, Lumbar Puncture and Medication management.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Whether you’re receiving inpatient or outpatient rehabilitation, we will customize your treatment and recovery plan to fit your specific needs. Rehabilitation can include:

    • Physical therapy
    • Occupational therapy
    • Recreational therapy
    • Speech therapy
    • Driving education and training
    • Robotic rehabilitation
    • Social work support

  • A large part of our physical medicine program involves working with you to find ways to change your diet, exercise routine and environment. Our specialists will help you explore core strengthening exercises, such as Pilates, workplace modifications and anti-inflammatory diet options that can help relieve pain and keep you moving.

  • If you undergo PRP injections, we will first draw your blood and separate the platelets. We will then concentrate those platelets in a centrifuge and combine them again with the blood. This blood is then injected into the injured area, such as a joint or tendon.