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The Spinecare Team

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Physiatrist:  The physiatrist is a medical physician who specializes in the evaluation and care of neuromuscular disorders. They focus on the management of pain and the restoration of physical performance through the use of pharmaceutical agents and/or physical rehabilitation methods. The physiatrist must complete demanding educational and training requirements.

Most physiatrists have completed at least four years of undergraduate school, four years of medical school, and up to three to eight years of additional internship and residency programs. The physiatrist can play an important role on the spinecare team.  They may also be called upon to evaluate functional impairments associated with spinal cord and/or spinal nerve compromise.

For more information about the role and responsibilities of a Physiatrist, please refer to the website of the Association of Academic Physiatrists at

To locate and learn about physiatrists who are members of the American Academy of Spine Physicians go to the International Directory of Spinecare Professionals. The directory also identifies those who have achieved credentialed status (Diplomate or Fellow) with the American Academy of Spine Physicians.

Educational Partners

To learn more about your spine. spinehealth, and available spinecare go to the International Spine Assocition (ISA) at The primary mission of the ISA is to improve spinehealth and spinecare through education. The ISA is committed to disseminating need-to-know information throught the World Wide Web in numerous languages covering many topics related to the spine, including information about spine disorders, spine heath, advances in technology and available spinecare

All health information posted on the site is based on the latest research and national treatment standards, and have been written or reviewed and appoved by the American Acedemy of Spine Physicians and/or International Spine Association physicians or health professionals unless otherwise specified.

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the relationship that exists between patient/site visitor and his/her physician.