Most people associate spine care only with the medical specialty of orthopaedics. But, many medical specialties have expertise about and approach to spine problems and care.
Physiatry – Dr. Chagnon is a Board Certified physiatrist. Also known as physical medicine and rehabilitation medicine, Physiatrists are medical doctors with specialized training in the evaluation and nonsurgical management of spinal disorders. Physiatrists are trained in the following areas: diagnostic evaluation, diagnostic and therapeutic spinal and soft tissue injections, pharmacologic (medication) treatment, biomechanical (physical function) evaluation, exercise prescription, injury assessment, spinal bracing, and medical acupuncture.
Chiropractic/Manual Treatment – Dr. Chere is trained in manual spinal intervention techniques such as joint mobilization and manipulation, therapeutic exercise development, biomechanical analysis, job site and task analysis, ergonomic consultation, and patient education.
Anesthesiology and Pain Management – Hartford Physical Medicine provides both diagnostic and therapeutic spinal injections, acupuncture, and other non-surgical methods of controlling pain such as Trigger point injections are also provided.
Radiology - Diagnostic imaging, using techniques such as MRI and CAT scans as well as interventional injection techniques, are a central element of Hartford Physical Medicines' services.
Neurology – Referrals to Neurologists who specialize in the evaluation and management of pain, numbness, and weakness that may be caused by degenerative, inflammatory, infectious, and autoimmune disorders involving the spinal cord or its nerve roots are occasionally needed.
OUR MULTIDISCIPLINARY APPROACH PROVIDES THE MOST EFFECTIVE TREATMENT METHOD FOR MUSCULOSKELETAL PAIN.