Your First Visit to CNI


  • Review any previous films (MRI, X-ray)
  • Show you your films and explain them to you
  • Order new films if necessary
  • Detailed explanation of diagnosis and plan for treatment
  • Emphasis on patient education

Treatment plans consist of various combinations depending on your specific needs:

  • Physical Therapy
  • Epidurals / Blocks
  • Surgery


When surgery isn’t the answer, we turn to our Physiatrists – MDs who specialize in the field of physical medicine and rehabilitation. Their primary goal is to create a detailed plan for treatment that will maximize your functional capabilities, activities of daily living and optimal control of pain.Treatment plans are a combination of the following:

  • Testing which may include: MRI, X-ray, EMG
  • Medication
  • Physical Therapy
  • Botox Injections
  • Joint Injections
  • Trigger Point Injections
  • Epidural Injections
  • Assistive Devices

Another important part of the treatment plan is you. The effectiveness of the plan depends on your cooperation.

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Outpatient Information at Costal Neurological Institute