SIH Shirley Ryan Abilitylab Rehabilitation

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation physicians are nerve, muscle, bone and brain experts who diagnose and treat injuries or illnesses that affect how you move. Our physicians are committed to helping you reclaim an independent and active life.

We treat and evaluate the following conditions:

  • Amputation and limb
  • Arthritis and joint
  • Back pain
  • Brain and spine injury
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Industrial/work injury
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Neck pain
  • Post-joint replacement
  • Sports injury
  • Stroke

Learn more about how we make a diagnosis

When you make an appointment with us, we want to figure out what’s causing you discomfort. That’s why our physicians use a musculoskeletal (MSK) ultrasound to diagnosis and treat the musculoskeletal injury or disorder. The ultrasound can determine the cause of the pain or injury right in the office. This leads to a quicker diagnosis, which means we’ll be able to get your treatment plan started right away.

With the ultrasound, we can readily identify and treat common problems, such as:

  • Bone spurs
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Hip bursitis
  • Ligament injuries
  • Muscle tears
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Rotator cuff injuries
  • Tennis elbow

In some cases, we might use an electrodiagnostic test. This involves triggering select nerves or muscles with electrical impulses, but it won’t cause you pain. Some common diagnoses which are addressed through this testing, include: pinched nerves, Bell’s Palsy (facial nerve), ALS, muscular dystrophy, myasthenia gravis and other myopathies.

Pain relief injection services

Neck and lower back epidural steroid injections are an effective way to relieve pain that is "radicular," meaning it radiates from your spine to an arm or leg, and is typically the result of a herniated or slipped disk in the spine.

Injections not only work for the neck, lower, or mid-back regions but, can also relieve pain due to pressure on the sciatic nerve.

  • Epidural steroid injections
  • Spine injections
  • SI (sacroiliac) joint injection
  • Medial branch blocks
  • Radiofrequency ablations