Uncovering the Cause of Neck, Low Back and other Musculoskeletal Pain
Non-Invasive Physiatry plays an important role in the care and treatment of patients with neck, low back and spine pain and other pain affecting the muscles, bones and joints.
At St. Luke’s, Non-Invasive Physiatry and Electrodiagnostic Medicine are facets of the multidisciplinary St. Luke’s Comprehensive Spine team. Physiatrist Dr. Brian Fellechner provides care in these areas. Board certified in rehabilitation medicine, Dr. Brian Fellechner has almost 30 years of physiatry experience in both inpatient and outpatient settings. His goal is to identify the cause of the pain and return patients back to their lifestyle without surgery and without opioid pain medications.
Dr. Fellechner and his staff provide a thorough and focused physical examination, including an electrodiagnostic study (EDX) to test the function of the nerves and muscles. EDX is used to rule out certain conditions without invasive measures or extensive imaging to better understand the source of the pain.
Dr. Fellechner and his staff work collaboratively with Physical Therapy, Orthopedic Care, Neurosurgery and Pain Management to determine the most appropriate course of treatment and ensure the best possible outcome.
Non-Invasive Physiatry will evaluate the following conditions:
- Neck, low back and spine pain
- Hip pain
- Knee pain
- Elbow pain
- Muscle inflammation
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Peripheral Nerve Injuries
- Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction
- Numbness, tingling, weakness in arms or legs
- Work injuries
- Whiplash injuries