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Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Your Pregnancy Matters

What to do when pregnancy becomes a pain in the tailbone

Tailbone pain is common during pregnancy, but many women find relief through special cushions, exercises, and posture tips. Learn more from Rupali Kumar, M.D.

Back and Spine; COVID; Orthopaedics and Rehab

Working at home can be a pain in the neck and back

Working from home can be a pain in the neck, back, and shoulders. Try these simple ergonomic tips and stretches to make your home office work for you.

Brain; COVID; Orthopaedics and Rehab

Life after coronavirus: PM&R helps patients beat muscle weakness, brain fog

After COVID-19 infection, many patients struggle with "brain fog" and muscle weakness. See how custom Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation care can improve patients' long-term health.

Brain

What's possible in spinal cord rehab today and stem cell therapy in the future

Great strides are being made in stem cell therapy for spinal cord injuries. Merrine Klakeel, D.O., says that while UT Southwestern is at the center of this research, her team is currently implementing advanced strategies to help patients achieve higher levels of function and independence. Learn more.

Brain

Stroke rehab should begin in the ICU

Dr. Nneka Ifejika is using a grant through the Texas Health Resources Clinical Scholars Program to analyze existing acute stroke and rehabilitation data sets to create “optimal rehabilitation” prediction models.

Back and Spine

Got a bad back? Exercise could be the key to relieving pain

Spinal disc degeneration is common with age, but back pain doesn’t have to be. Find out how exercise can help prevent and alleviate back pain naturally – and know when it's time to see a doctor. Learn more.

Back and Spine; Prevention

Why the location of back pain is only part of the diagnosis

We often think of spine pain in terms of neck pain, upper back pain, or lower back pain. But there’s much more beyond the location that matters. Ankit Patel, M.D., discusses several other important factors to consider, as well as how to avoid recurrent back pain.

Brain; Orthopaedics and Rehab

Spotlight specialist: Paging Dr. Juan Cabrera

Dr. Juan Cabrera is the medical director of the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinic at UT Southwestern Frisco. He is a traumatic brain injury expert and regularly works with patients to recover from stroke and concussion.

Orthopaedics and Rehab

Specialist spotlight: Paging Dr. Reed Williams

Dr. Reed Williams is board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation and is an expert in diagnostic ultrasound, which helps him treat muscle strains, tendon tears, and sports injuries in a non-invasive way. He lives in Frisco and practices at the UT Southwestern Medical Center just north of El Dorado and the Tollway.