Montefiore Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
MONTEFIORE SPINE CENTER
Advancing Collaborative Care To Restore Quality Of Life
Back and spine pain affects hundreds of millions of people around the world. Unfortunately, many individuals delay seeking treatment initially. There are many reasons why people avoid seeking medical care for back pain, “it’s too complicated” shouldn’t be one of them.
Our Approach To Treating Spinal Distress Can Put You At Ease
The comprehensive, multidisciplinary and patient-centered care we offer is unparalleled in the region. Once you walk through our door, we start doing everything we can to help you along the path to improvement. Our carefully designed scheduling mechanism will help get you to see the physician most appropriate for your problem. This doctor will develop an individualized treatment plan best suited for your specific needs, and in addition will be able to include other specialists from our team in order to best meet your needs.
The areas of expertise your team members will be pulled from may include physiatrists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, orthopedic surgeons, neurosurgeons, interventional pain specialists or other clinicians who will all collaborate on your individualized plan of care. While determining the best multidisciplinary approach, they will take the time to discuss your condition with you and answer all your questions. They will also make sure that the treatment options they recommend are based on your wishes and concerns as well as your condition.
Our unique multidisciplinary approach allows discussion by team members for both routine and complex cases, as needed, while the patient waits. As necessary, patients will see more than one specialist during the visit, thereby minimizing the need for multiple visits and significantly reducing the wait time for treatment.