Dr. Ralph Brown MD
Spinal Cord Injury Medicine — Christiansburg, VA
Dr. Ralph Brown specializes in spinal cord injury medicine, anesthesiology, pain management, physical medicine and rehabilitation in Christiansburg, Virginia. Details of Dr. Brown's 21 years experience as an MD, his hospital affiliation and education at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign are available on your free doctor report.
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2900 Tyler Ave
Christiansburg, VA 24073
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Board Certification, Specialty and Expertise
Dr. Ralph Brown identified specializing in
Spinal Cord Injury MedicineSpinal Cord Injury Medicine
A physician who addresses the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and management of traumatic spinal cord injury and non-traumatic etiologies of spinal cord dysfunction by working in an interdisciplinary manner. Care is provided to patients of all ages on a lifelong basis and covers related medical, physical, psychological and vocational disabilities and complications., AnesthesiologyAnesthesiology
An anesthesiologist is trained to provide pain relief and maintenance, or restoration, of a stable condition during and immediately following an operation, an obstetric or diagnostic procedure. The anesthesiologist assesses the risk of the patient undergoing surgery and optimizes the patient's condition prior to, during and after surgery. In addition to these management responsibilities, the anesthesiologists diagnose and treat acute, long standing and cancer pain problems; diagnose and treat patients with critical illnesses or severe injuries; direct resuscitation in the care of patients with cardiac or respiratory emergencies, including the need for artificial ventilation; and supervise post anesthesia recovery., Pain ManagementPain Management
A physician who provides a high level of care, either as a primary physician or consultant, for patients experiencing problems with acute, chronic or cancer pain in both hospital and ambulatory settings. and Physical Medicine and RehabilitationPhysical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Physical medicine and rehabilitation, also referred to as rehabilitation medicine, is the medical specialty concerned with diagnosing, evaluating and treating patients with physical disabilities. These disabilities may arise from conditions affecting the musculoskelatal system such as neck and back pain, sports injuries, or other painful conditions affecting the limbs, for example, carpal tunnel syndrome. Alternatively, the disabilities may result from neurological trauma or disease such as spinal cord injury, head injury or stroke. A physician certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation is often call a physiatrist. The primary goal of the physiatrist is to achieve maximal restoration of physical, psychological, social and vocational function through comprehensive rehabilitation. Pain management is often an important part of the role of the physiatrist. For diagnosis and evaluation, a physiatrist may include the techniques of electromyography to supplement the standard history, physical, X-ray, and laboratory examinations. The physiatrist has expertise in the appropriate use of therapeutic exercise, prosthetics (artificial limbs), orthotics, and mechanical and electrical devices..
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Dr. Brown is affiliated with 1 hospital:
2900 Lamb Cir
Christiansburg, VA 24073
EducationDr. Brown attended medical school at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Medicine and graduated in 1992 having 21 years experience.
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