Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) is a broad field. Dr. Burns uses his training in PM&R to compliment his Sports Medicine practice. Dr. Burns performs electrodiagnostic procedures (EMG's) and performs interventional spine procedures.
Dr. Burns is an expert in anatomy, overall health and nutrition.
Dr. Burns will see anyone with an injury. Athletes, non-athletes, dancers, musicians and other performing artists. He works closely with his patients to counsel on diet, exercise and fitness.
INTERVENTIONAL SPINE PROCEDURES
Dr. Burns performs interventional spine procedures including lumbar epidural steroid injections, hip injection and sacroiliac joint injections, among others. For these types of injections, the skin is numbed, then an x-ray machine is utilized to guide a needle and medication to a precise location to provide maximal therapeutic benefit.
ELECTRODIAGNOSTIC MEDICINE (EMG)
Electodiagnostic medicine (EMG's) involves testing specific nerves and muscles to determine if muscle or nerve damage is present. Dr. Burns is a specialist in peripheral nerve injuries (carpal tunnel syndrome) and radiculopathies (pinched nerves in the back).