Physical Medicine and RehabilitationPhysical medicine and rehabilitation is a medical specialty dedicated to restoring optimal function for people with injuries or illnesses. Such physicians, also called physiatrists who are specialists in diagnosing and treating problems of the musculoskeletal system. Physiatrists offer a non surgical approach to pain and injury, which makes them the ideal choice for handling pain.

After completing medical school, a physician becomes a physiatrist after completing an accredited four-year residency program in physical medicine and rehabilitation. Many physiatrists also go on to become board certified in the specialty by passing a series of exams.

With this advanced training, physiatrists are expert in examining all aspects of pain – they may determine that there are underlying problems in other parts of your body that are causing