What Can a Physiatrist Do to Help A Kansas or Missouri Accident Victim?
- Diagnose and treat your pain that was caused by an accident;
- Treat your whole body and not just the affected area;
- Work with other professionals such as a neurophysiologists;
- Restore your body to its maximum function.
Physiatry is a branch of medicine, certified by the American Board of Medical Specialties, that focuses on preventing , diagnosing and treating disorders caused by damage to the body’s joints, nerves, bones, and muscles that may lead to permanent, or even temporary, injuries.
Is a physiatrist right for you?
Generally, physiatrists require referrals, so don’t be afraid to ask your primary care physician if a physiatrist is right for you. The Kansas City metro area has several physiatrists ready and willing to treat you for your injuries and help you get back to your pre-accident health.
What Role Does a Physiatrist Play?
A physiatrist’s role is to assist the injured party in reaching his or her maximum medical improvement to enable the individual to cope with his or her problems, similar to that of a psychotherapist or an occupational therapist.
At Kansas City Accident Injury Attorneys, we work closely with medical experts, such as orthopedic surgeons, neurologists, and physiatrists to obtain medical opinions to support our clients’ injuries when appropriate. If you have sustained an injury due to someone else’s negligence and would like a FREE Kansas City Car Accident consultation, contact our firm at 816-471-5111.