Musculoskeletal System Disorders

Musculoskeletal diseases and trauma affect hundreds of millions of people around the world. Our physiatrists and other team members provide rehabilitation solutions for the full range of conditions that can cause musculoskeletal distress, including but not limited to:

  • Tendon tears, such as Achilles tendon injuries and rotary cuff tears
  • Back pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Bone tumors/cancer pain
  • Neuropathic pain, including peripheral neuropathy (from diabetes and other causes)
  • Sciatica
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Failed back surgery syndrome
  • Painful nerve injuries
  • Nerve entrapment syndrome
  • Joint injury and replacement
  • Rheumatologic disorders
  • Repetitive stress injuries (i.e. tendonitis, carpal tunnel syndrome)
  • Traumatic injuries (i.e. sprains, fractures, joint dislocations)
  • Spinal cord spasticity and pain
  • Sports injuries


Our clinicians are highly-skilled and experienced in the full spectrum of non-operative treatments, ranging from conservative to the most advanced. These include:

  • Muscle strengthening exercises and stretching
  • Acupuncture
  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Corticosteroid Injections
  • Peripheral Nerve Blocks
  • Fluoroscopic and Ultrasound Guided
  • Interventional Pain Procedures


To ensure seamless continuum of care, our team works with you each and every step of the way—from initial evaluation to your fully functioning recovery. We pride ourselves on a multidisciplinary and extremely patient-centered approach that incorporates the skills of our physiatrists, prosthetists, orthotists, physical therapists, occupational therapists and speech pathologists. We also collaborate with a number of other specialists throughout the Montefiore system, including primary care physicians, surgeons and radiologists.