Physical Medicine / Pain Management

Keeping You Safe During COVID-19

To make sure you can get the care you need, we’re open for in-person appointments and surgeries. To make sure it’s safe during COVID-19, we have special procedures in place

We also offer telemedicine for many kinds of appointments, so you can get care from home.

Our Response to COVID-19

Physiatrists are doctors who specialize in physical medicine and rehabilitation and are trained to diagnose, treat  and direct a rehabilitation plan that provides the best possible outcomes for their patients. Physiatry not only employs the usual tools of medicine, but also uses physical agents and therapeutic exercise in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of disorders that produce pain, impairment and disability. 

The physiatrists of Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush specialize in treating the symptoms of musculoskeletal and spine pain, and understand the causes of this pain. The goal of treatment is always to restore normal function and improve quality of life for patients from a physical, emotional, psychosocial and vocational perspective. 

The following is a list of some of the conditions related to back pain commonly treated by physiatrists:

Low back pain Neck pain
Disc, facet and nerve root pain Failed back syndrome
Musculoskeletal and myofascial pain Occupational injury
Sciatica and Osteoarthritis Sports injuries

Our physical medicine and rehabilitation doctors also use noninvasive procedures as both diagnostic and therapeutic tools, helping to understand the source of a pain causing disorder. By combining resources, our doctors are able to provide state-of-the-art pain management care with the latest in technology and treatment choices. As colleagues, our professionals are always working together to provide the newest and medically proven options. 

The treatment plan offered for pain and injury may include:

  • Medications
  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Psychology
  • Braces
  • Injections of muscles, bursae, joints
  • Interventional procedures, including epidural and facet injections
  • Electromyography

A referral from your physician is typically required for most orthopedic pain management procedures. For more information, contact Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush at 877-MD-BONES (877.632.6637).


    Divya Agrawal, M.D.

    Physical Medicine / Pain Management Physician

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    Craig Best, D.O.

    Physical Medicine & Pain Management Physician

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    Madhu Singh, M.D.

    Physical Medicine / Pain Management Physician

    Assistant Professor

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