Atlanta Physiatrists

Welcome to Peachtree Spine Physicians and thank you for considering us in the treatment of your patients with back and neck pain. We are an independent physiatry group, consisting of six Atlanta Physiatrists whose goal is to improve the function and quality of life of your back pain patients. We provide non-surgical treatments for patients with acute to sub-acute back and neck pain. We educate patients about their diagnoses as well as give explicit patient instructions, which results in greater success in treating their pain. It is also important to share our knowledge amongst the medical community. This is especially important for those physicians who have patients that may benefit from the treatments provided by Atlanta Physiatrists. We believe that having a physiatrist work side by side with a neurologist, surgeon or physical therapist can be a much more efficient model for patient care.

Working With Our Physiatry Practice

Our patient forms include an authorization for the use and disclosure of protected health information. In this way, we can share information regarding diagnostic reports and medications prescribed in order to provide the best overall care plan for each patient.

Below is a bibliography of selected articles that provide evidence to the beneficial treatments of back and neck pain that Atlanta Physiatrists offer. Please contact any of our Atlanta Physiatrists if you have further questions about back pain help and the management of back and neck pain.

Lumbar epidural steroid injections for the management of lumbar herniated discs, radiculopathy and spinal stenosis:

  • Buenaventura et al. Systematic review of therapeutic lumbar transforaminal epidural steroid injections. Pain Physician 2009; 12:233-251
  • Botwin et al. Fluoroscopically guided caudal epidural steroid injections in degenerative lumbar spinal stenosis. Pain Physician 2007; 10:547-558
  • Delport et al. Treatment of lumbar spinal stenosis with epidural steroid injections: a retrospective outcome study. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2004; 85:479-484

Cervical epidural steroid injections for the management of cervical herniated discs and radiculopathy:

  • Benyamin et al. Systematic review of the effectiveness of cervical epidurals in the management of chronic neck pain. Pain Physician 2009; 12:137-157

Interventional treatment of lumbar facet joint mediated pain including facet injections, medial branch blocks and medial branch radiofrequency ablation:

  • Manchikanti et al. Lumbar facet joint nerve blocks in managing chronic facet joint pain: One-year follow-up of a randomized, double-blind controlled trial: Clinical Trial NCT00355914. Pain Physician 2008; 11:121-132
  • Dreyfuss et al. Efficacy and validity of radiofrequency neurotomy for chronic lumbar zygapophyseal joint pain. Spine 2000; 25:1270-1277

Interventional treatment of cervical facet joint mediated pain including facet injections, medial branch blocks and medial branch radiofrequency ablation:

  • Barnsley et al. The prevalence of chronic cervical zygapophyseal joint pain after whiplash. Spine 1995; 20:20-26
  • Lord S et al. Percutaneous radio-frequency neurotomy for chronic cervical zygapophyseal-joint pain. New England Journal of Medicine 1996; 335:1721-1726
  • Govind et al. Radiofrequency neurotomy for the treatment of third occipital headache. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry 2003; 74:88-93

Sacroiliac joint injections for the management of sacroiliac joint pain:

  • Maigne et al. Results of sacroiliac joint double block and value of sacroiliac pain provocation test in 54 patients with low back pain. Spine 1996; 21:1889-1892
  • Laslett et al. Diagnosing painful sacroiliac joints: A validity study of a McKenzie evaluation and sacroiliac provocation tests. Australian Journal of Physiotherapy 2003; 49:89-97

Lumbar discography as a diagnostic test for low back pain:

  • Derby et al. The ability of pressure-controlled discography to predict surgical and nonsurgical outcomes. Spine 1999; 24:364-371
  • Walsh et al. Lumbar discography in normal subjects. A controlled, prospective study. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery 1990; 72:1081-1088

Spinal cord stimulation for the management of failed back syndrome and lower extremity neuropathic pain:

  • North et al.; Failed back surgery syndrome: 5-year follow-up after spinal cord stimulator implantation. Neurosurgery 1991; 28:692-699
  • Ohnmeiss et al. Prospective outcome evaluation of spinal cord stimulation in patients with intractable leg pain. Spine 1996; 21:1344-1350