Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Conditions We Treat

The Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Tufts Medical Center in downtown Boston is home to physiatry experts, who diagnose and treat a wide range of conditions using the latest and most effective methods. These conditions include: 

Musculoskeletal Conditions: 

  • Back/buttock and leg pain, including Piriformis Syndrome, sacroiliac dysfunction and sacroiliac pain
  • Back injury, including lumbar and neck strain
  • Back pain, including spine osteoarthritis and facet joint pain
  • Herniated discs, slipped discs and disc disease
  • Kyphosis and other spinal deformities
  • Leg pain and numbness (Sciatica)
  • Lower back pain, including lumbar degeneration, lumbar spondylosis and lumbar osteoarthritis)
  • Neck injury 
  • Neck pain, including cervical degeneration, cervical radiculopathy, cervical spondylosis and neck osteoarthritis
  • Neck pain and headaches (cervicogenic headaches)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spine stress fractures (pars fracture)
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Spondylolisthesis (a malalignment or slipped vertebrae)
  • Vertebral fractures

Neurorehabilitation Conditions: 

  • Weakness in the arms and legs related to stroke (hemiparesis)
  • Spasticity
  • Stroke
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Concussions and mild brain injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries

Neuromuscular Disorders: 

  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Spina Bifida, including cleft spine and myelomeningocele

General Disorders and Rehabilitation: 

  • Gait abnormalities
  • Cancer rehabilitation 
  • Geriatric rehabilitation
  • Nerve pain (neuropathy)
  • Bicipital tendinitis
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Contractures (shortening of a muscle, joint or tendon)
  • Tendinitis of the thumb (De Quervain's tenosynovitis) 
  • Hip bursitis
  • Hip contractures (stiffness or constriction of the hip)
  • Muscle weakness (Paresis)
  • Inflammation or painful muscles (myeositis and myalgias)
  • Repetitive strain of the muscles (Overuse syndrome)
  • Rotator cuff injury
  • Shoulder bursitis
  • Shoulder contractures (stuffness or constriction of the shoulder) 
  • Shoulder pain
  • Trigger finger
  • Osteoarthritis (degenerative joint disease)