Below is a list of commonly asked questions that we receive. Hopefully this page provides you with some clarification on our services. Should you have any additional questions do not hesitate to contact us by calling (717) 569-5331 or filling out the form on our contact page.
What is the difference between Neurologists and Neurosurgeons?
Neurosurgery is very closely aligned with Neurology in that both specialties require an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the nervous system. Conditions that require management, such as multiple sclerosis or Alzheimer’s disease, are generally treated by Neurologists. Neurologists typically act more as a diagnostician, where neurosurgeons perform surgical procedures to correct the condition. Neurosurgeons treat for things such as trauma of the brain and spine, tumors, strokes, aneurysms and many other head, neck and spine related conditions. Neurosurgeons work in tandem with a variety of other specialties, including neurologists, pain management, physical therapists and orthopedic surgeons to ensure successful outcomes with even the most complex cases.
What is a Physiatrist?
A Physiatrists is a physician who is an expert in diagnosing and treating injuries and/or illness that affect how you move. Physiatrists specialize in diagnosing and treating pain through a non-surgical approach in an attempt to restore maximum function for patients suffering from injury, disease or chronic pain. Physiatrists typically use a variety of diagnostic tests, such as injections, to determine the source of the pain and then help to develop a treatment plan. The treatment plan may include other specialties such as physical therapists, neurosurgeons or orthopedic surgeons. Our physiatrists specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of all head, neck and back related conditions.
Do you offer treatment other than surgery?
Absolutely! Surgery is always the last resort. Our physicians will always look to non-invasive solutions prior to the recommendation for surgery. Many times non-invasive treatments such as Physical Therapy or Pain Management will correct the condition without the need for surgery.
What insurances do you accept?
Please see our list of participating insurances page.