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Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

What is a Physiatrist?

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) physicians, also known as physiatrists, treat a wide variety of medical conditions affecting the brain, spinal cord, nerves, bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, and tendons. They have a broad medical expertise that allows them to treat disabling conditions throughout a person’s lifetime. Physiatrists focus treatment on function and treat the whole person, not just the problem area. They will often work in conjunction with a team of medical professionals, which may include physical therapists, occupational therapists, primary care physicians, neurologists, orthopaedic surgeons, and many others to optimize patient care.

PM&R physicians are medical doctors who have completed training in the specialty of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R), and may be subspecialty certified in Brain Injury Medicine, Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Neuromuscular Medicine, Pain Medicine, Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine, Spinal Cord Injury Medicine, and/or Sports Medicine.


  • Pain Procedures
  • Regenerative Medicine (PRP/Bone marrow concentrates)
  • Prolotherapy
  • EMG/Nerve Conduction Studies
  • Ultrasound guided procedures
  • Fluoroscopy guided procedures
  • Injections of spine
  • Discography, Disc Decompression, and Vertebroplasty/Kyphoplasty
  • Nerve Stimulators, Blocks and Ablation procedures—Peripheral and Spinal
  • Injections of joints
  • Spasticity Treatment (Phenol and Botulinum toxin injections, intrathecal baclofen pump trial and implants)
  • Nerve and Muscle Biopsy
  • Manual Medicine/Osteopathic Treatment
  • Prosthetics and Orthotics
  • Complementary-alternative medicine (i.e. acupuncture, etc.)
  • Disability/impairment assessment
  • Medicolegal consulting

Meet Our Provider

Green Clinic’s Physiatrist, Dr. Navneet Sharma, is a board certified physician by the Amercian Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.  As the newest specialty for the Green Clinic family, our physiatrist will continue our multi-specialty providers’ well respected and long standing history of excellent service for Lincoln Parish and neighboring communities.