To help our patients achieve a satisfying quality of life by reducing pain and optimizing function. Our goal is to provide excellent personalized care with integrity, by using state-of-the-art technologies at our comprehensive center.
Dr. Renée Melfi has been providing comprehensive treatment of spine and musculoskeletal conditions since 2004 in Central New York. Dr. Melfi was the first fellowship-trained Interventional Physiatrist in Syracuse and was the first spine specialist to become board certified in Integrative Medicine in the area. Regenerative Spine & Musculoskeletal Medicine has grown into an innovative practice, leading the way in integrative spine and musculoskeletal care.
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) physicians, or Physiatrists, are nerve, muscle, bone, and brain experts who treat injury or illness non-surgically to decrease pain and restore function. The Physiatric approach to patient care looks at the whole person and not just one symptom or condition (aapmr.org).
The sub-specialty of Interventional Physiatry uses image-guided needle placement for the delivery of medication in order to diagnose or treat a number of condition affecting the spine or other areas of the musculoskeletal system.
The Future of Musculoskeletal Care
Regenerative Injection Therapy (RIT)
At Regenerative Spine & Musculoskeletal Medicine we offer new and exciting options known as “Regenerative Injection Therapy” (RIT). Injections such as Prolotherapy, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and Stem Cell Therapy harness the body’s inherent ability to heal itself. Regenerative Injection Therapy injections offer an exciting alternative to steroid injection therapy.
Personalized treatment of spinal disorders
Back and neck conditions not only cause physical impairment but also can affect your quality of life. Because individuals recover from this type of pain in different ways, accurate diagnosis is critical in evaluating spinal problems and determining the most effective treatment.
Utilizing technology to diagnose musculoskeletal problems
Our team will take the time to evaluate your condition and ensure you understand your diagnosis completely. Based on your condition, you may need an X-ray or more complex testing such as MRI, ultrasound or electrodiagnostic testing.
Motor Vehicle and Worker’s Compensation
The Regenerative Spine & Musculoskeletal Medicine team knows that injuries can be serious and frustrating. We want to make sure we help you return to work in a safe and timely fashion. Our staff has close relationships with many local case managers, employers, healthcare providers, and insurers to help coordinate the highest quality of care. Our providers have had specialized training in workers compensation cases and will help you navigate through, what can often be, a complicated process. We provide a level of personalized care which can be lost in large institutions.