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Is It Just Back Pain Or Something More?

At this very moment, it is estimated that nearly 31 million Americans are experiencing back pain of some kind. Whether it’s stiffness after a bad night’s sleep, or pulling a muscle after weekend activities, you’ve likely dealt with the annoyance of back pain at some point. 

Ruben Diaz MD

What is a Physiatrist?

Physiatrists, or rehabilitation physicians, are spine, joint, nerve, muscle, and bone experts who treat injuries or illnesses that affect how you move and function.

Ruben Diaz MD

Recognizing pain generators (causes for pain)

The single most important aspect for a musculoskeletal pain physician whether you have low back pain, neck pain, joint pain, nerve pain or muscle pain or a combination of problems is to properly identify the cause or causes of pain (pain generators), until that is achieved the Physician will be treating symptoms (pain) and not the underlying problem, the sooner it can be done, the sooner a specific treatment can be established for the patient.