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Physiatrist Near Ann Arbor, MI

Physiatrist Near Ann Arbor, MI

Do you or a loved one suffer from joint or muscle pain and are looking for relief? The physiatrists available at the Michigan Center for Regenerative Medicine could be the assistance you have been searching for. With decades of experience and a vast network of potential treatment paths, we have everything you need to relieve musculoskeletal discomfort, from injuries and arthritis to back and neck pain. No matter your age or condition, our physiatrist’s near Ann Arbor, MI are here to help!

What Is A Physiatrist And How Do They Differ From A Physical Therapist?

While physiatrists and physical therapists work in tandem with one another and serve to treat the same conditions, there is one significant difference. A physiatrist will have a medical degree and four years of residency, whereas a physical therapist only requires a degree before moving into their job position. Furthermore, the physiatrist is who you will see first in your pain relief journey, and it is from them that your physical therapist will receive the treatment plan and diagnosed conditions. A physical therapist cannot diagnose conditions, nor can they give medications or recommend alternative treatments, whereas a physiatrist can.

Another common misconception is to compare a physiatrist to an orthopedist. While they both have medical degrees and require residency to practice, there is one significant difference between them. An orthopedist can, and likely will, suggest surgery, whereas a physiatrist will try to avoid surgery by using other medicines and minimally invasive techniques.

Treatable Conditions from the Experts at Michigan Center for Regenerative Medicine

  • Achilles Tendon Ruptures Treatment
  • AC Joint and Tendon Tears Treatment
  • Ankle Pain Treatment
  • Arthritis Treatment
  • Back Pain Treatment
  • Bone Pain Treatment
  • Bursitis Treatment
  • Chronic Inflammation Treatment
  • Chronic Pain Treatment
  • Degenerative Disc Disease Treatment
  • Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy Treatment
  • Elbow Pain Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Injury Treatment
  • Foot Pain Treatment
  • Herniated Discs of The Spine
  • Hip Injury Treatment
  • Hip Pain Treatment
  • Joint Pain Treatment
  • Knee Injury Treatment
  • Knee Pain Treatment
  • Ligament Injury Treatment
  • Ligament Strains
  • Lower Back Pain and Spinal Pain
  • Lumbar Disc Herniation Treatment
  • Meniscus Tears in the Knee
  • Muscle And Tendon Sprain and Strain Treatment
  • Muscle Pain Treatment
  • Muscle Strains from Sports and Other Injuries
  • Musculoskeletal Disorder Treatment
  • Musculoskeletal Injury Treatment
  • Musculoskeletal Pain Treatment
  • Neck Pain Treatment
  • Nerve Pain Treatment
  • Neuropathy Treatment
  • Osteoarthritis And Degeneration of Joints
  • Other Pains Involving Bone, Joints or Tendons
  • Plantar Fasciitis Treatment
  • PRP For Hair Loss Treatment
  • Rotator Cuff Tears in The Shoulders
  • Sacroiliac (Si) Joint Dysfunction Treatment  
  • Sacroiliitis / Sacroiliac Joint Pain and Dysfunction Treatment
  • Sciatic Nerve Pain Treatment
  • Sciatica / Lumbar or Lumbosacral Radiculopathy Treatment
  • Sciatica Treatment
  • Shoulder Pain Treatment
  • Spinal Stenosis Treatment
  • Spine Pain Treatment
  • Spine Trauma Treatment
  • Tendinitis Treatment
  • Tendon Injury Treatment
  • Treatment for Tendonitis and Bursitis
  • Treatment for Tennis and Golfer’s Elbow
  • Tension Headache Treatment
  • Torn Tendons and Ligament Treatment
  • Treatment After Auto Injuries
  • Treatment For Internal Derangement of Knee Cartilage
  • Treatment For Knee Cartilage Lesions
  • Treatment For Muscular Weakness
  • Treatment For Shoulder Injuries

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Conditions Commonly Treated By A Physiatrist

Most conditions requiring a physiatrist include pain, discomfort, or injury to parts of your musculoskeletal system. Some of the most common conditions that physiatrists work with include:

  • Back, Shoulder, Neck, Knee, and Hip Pain
  • Any Pain In Or Around A Joint
  • Tendonitis
  • Neuromuscular Disorders
  • Arthritis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Injuries Which Affect The Movement Of The Body
  • Sciatica
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Any Other Condition Which Causes Chronic Pain Or Injury To The Musculoskeletal System

What To Expect From A Physiatrist Appointment At The Michigan Center For Regenerative Medicine

When you first walk in to meet a new doctor, it can be a daunting process. So, here is a short list of things to have before your appointment and what to expect during it.

  1. Have as detailed a medical history as you can.
  2. Ensure you bring all pertinent medical records and a list of ailments and how they impact your life.
  3. Always know which medications you are currently taking, along with their dosages.

The first thing that a physiatrist near Ann Arbor will do at your appointment, after a kind greeting, will be to conduct a physical exam. This exam can include a visual inspection of the painful areas, testing your flexibility and movement, and an extensive list of questions to narrow down your potential diagnoses. Afterward, your physiatrist will likely recommend imaging tests and labs be performed. Standard imaging techniques like X-rays and ultrasounds can be done on-site and often on the same day. However, lab results can take upwards of a week to return. Therefore, once you finish your first physiatrist visit, you may need to wait a short while before they can recommend physical therapy or some type of regenerative medicine, the likes of which we are specialists of at the Michigan Center for Regenerative Medicine.

Thomas Nabity Jr., MD
Thomas Nabity Jr. MD
Regenerative Medicine Specialist

Thomas Nabity Jr., MD 

Dr. Thomas Nabity works with frustrated patients suffering from pain who are motivated to find an alternative to drugs and surgery. Even if you think you have tried everything and have no option, Dr. Nabity is here to tell you that we can eliminate your pain and give you back the ability to do the things you love to do. He helps people in chronic pain who are looking to alternatives to drugs and surgery who want natural solutions to pain relief and long to be in control of their health once and for all. (Read Full Bio)

John Santa Ana, DO
John Santa Ana, DO
Regenerative Medicine Specialist

John Santa Ana, DO

Dr. Santa Ana is Board Certified in PM&R and Electrodiagnostic medicine. He is a physician specializing in Interventional Sports, Joints, and Spine treatments. Dr. John received his medical degree at the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and his specialty training in PM&R at The Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington DC. He is a Veteran and was a physician in the US Army, treating our Nation’s heroes’ musculoskeletal conditions and getting them back in the fight. Dr. John is also experienced in EMG Testing with over 10 years of Electromyography (Read Full Bio)

Dr Farhat DO
Robert Farhat, DO
Regenerative Medicine Specialist

Robert Farhat, DO

Dr. Farhat is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and Pain Medicine. Dr. Farhat has integrated Regenerative Medicine into the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions for the past several years, but has now joined Michigan Center for Regenerative Medicine in order to provide a comprehensive approach to non-surgical musculoskeletal conditions. He is considered an expert in non-surgical spine care, but treats all musculoskeletal conditions. (Read Full Bio)

Curt Wimmer
Curt Wimmer, MD
Regenerative Medicine Specialist

Curt Wimmer, MD

Dr. Wimmer has now joined Michigan Center for Regenerative Medicine in order to provide a comprehensive approach to non-surgical musculoskeletal conditions. He is considered an expert in interventional pain management with an extensive resume in the medical field. (Read Full Bio)

Don’t Wait, Start Your Pain Relief Journey At The Michigan Center For Regenerative Medicine Today.

If you live near Ann Arbor or the surrounding area and require assistance to relieve your chronic painful or uncomfortable conditions, we may have the perfect treatment for you. Call us today at (248) 216-1008 or contact us online to schedule your first appointment.

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