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Piedmont Orthopedics | OrthoAtlanta physicians trained in physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R) and related non-surgical disciplines are dedicated to exploring a wide range of musculoskeletal treatment options that do not require surgery. For patients suffering from medical conditions or injury that cause pain or may limit function, our physiatrists can work with you to diagnose your condition and develop a non-operative treatment and rehabilitation plan designed to your individual needs. Our goal is to relieve your discomfort and restore function to improve your quality of life and help you achieve long-term physical well-being.

Among the many non-surgical diagnostic services offered by our physical medicine specialists are electrodiagnostic nerve conduction studies, joint injections, and fluoroscopic-guided epidural injections. Treatments may include one or several non-surgical techniques such as therapeutic exercise, injections, and physical therapy.

When a condition does not adequately respond to conservative, non-surgical treatment methods, and consultation with a top orthopedic surgeon may be necessary or prudent, the integrated approach to delivering musculoskeletal care provided by Piedmont Orthopedics | OrthoAtlanta provides beneficial continuity of care with the full complement of surgical and non-surgical specialists on staff in an Piedmont Orthopedics | OrthoAtlanta office near you.

Common Conditions & Treatments

Explore common conditions treated by Piedmont Orthopedics | OrthoAtlanta physiatrists and physicians specialty-trained in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R). Included in our PM&R Video Library is information about typical symptoms and their causes, diagnostic tools that may be used to make a diagnosis, and various non-surgical treatment options that may be considered.

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Top Knee Exercises for Healthy Joints

Discover the best knee exercises you can do to insure healthy knee joints.

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Guide to Eliminating Back and Neck Pain at Work

Learn how to avoid back and neck pain at work.

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Dry Needling: A Treatment Option for Muscle Pain

Dry Needling is an alternative treatment option for muscle pain. 

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Arthritis Pain and the Weather

Dr. Yolanda C. Scott discusses the connection between arthritic pain and the weather.

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Holiday Eating for Healthy Bones

Healthy holiday eating tips to help support healthy bones.

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Regenerative Medicine

Regenerative Medicine: How New Technologies such as PRP May Offer Hope for Treating Pain

One of the newest medical trends is the rapidly growing field of regenerative medicine, including PRP and stem cell therapy for treating painful orthopedic conditions.

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5 Non-Surgical Ways to Treat Knee Arthritis Problems

Here are 5 non-surgical treatment options for knee arthritis.

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Improving Functionality through Regenerative Medicine

Dr. Yolanda Scott discusses Improving Functionality through Regenerative Medicine in the 2nd Quarter 2018 issue of Scripts, a Journal of the Cobb County Medical Society.

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Non-surgical treatment options for carpal tunnel syndrome

Dr. Yolanda Scott discusses non-surgical treatment options for carpal tunnel syndrome in the July 2018 issue of Chapel Hill News & Views.

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Why Live with Back Pain?

Dr. Yolanda Scott discusses back pain in the May 2018 issue of Chapel Hill News & Views.

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Don’t Suffer in Silence from Chronic Pelvic Pain

Dr. Yolanda Scott discusses chronic pelvic pain in men and women in the March 2018 issue of Chapel Hill News & Views.

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Non-Surgical Treatment Options for Lower Back Pain

Dr. Deitrick L. Cox, discusses non-surgical treatment options for lower back pain in the November issue of Our Town.

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