Physiatrist in Richmond, Virginia (VA)
Michael J. DePalma MD
- Virginia iSpine Physicians9020 Stony Point Parkway, Suite 140Richmond, Virginia, 23235 - United StatesPhone: 804-330-0303Fax: 804-327-1677
About Our Practice
The focus of Dr. DePalma's practice is to provide unsurpassed spine care while dutifully fulfilling a responsibility to enrich the field of spine care. Doctor DePalma utilizes various imaging studies, electrodiagnostic evaluations, astute physical examinations, and targeted x-ray guided procedures to accurately diagnose and effectively treat painful spinal conditions.
By employing a comprehensive approach, Dr. DePalma addresses spinal biomechanics, biochemistry, pathophsyiology, neurophysiology, mechanism of injury, and adjustment to injury in providing patient care. Doctor DePalma's decision-making is guided by evidence-based and knowledge-based medicine regarding spine care, and he incorporates advanced research findings into his practice.
Treatment interventions are formulated based on a tiered treatment approach utilizing physical therapy, oral anti-inflammatory medications, and activity modification. Minimally invasive, x-ray guided procedures may then be offered before surgery.
Doctor DePalma treats various conditions such as work and sport related spinal injuries, spinal stenosis, degenerative disc disease or herniated discs, radiculopathy or a "pinched nerve," facet joint arthritis, hip joint arthritis, sacroiliac joint dysfunction, and compression fractures. The goal is to safely return the injured individual, worker, or athlete back to his or her prior level of function, productivity, or performance.
- Board Certified
- Fellowship Trained
- International Spine Intervention Society
- North American Spine Society