Areas of Specialty

EMG/NCS

What is an EMG? An Electromyography, or EMG is a diagnostic test used to evaluate nerve and muscle function in the arms and legs.   There are typically two parts to the test: The Nerve Conduction Study uses electrodes on the skin to measure…

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Neck & Back Pain

Studies confirm that nearly every adult will have some type of back pain in their lifetime and chronic lumbar pain is the leading cause of disability worldwide. What are the causes & symptoms of Neck & Back Pain? Spine related pain can be…

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Sciatic Nerve Pain

What happens when I have a problem with my Sciatic Nerve? Sciatica is a reference to pain that radiates in the distribution of the sciatic nerve.  The nerve originates in the lower back then travels through the buttock and down the leg. …

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Disc Herniation

What is a Disc Herniation? A disc herniation is sometimes referred to as a "slipped disc" or ruptured disc.  It occurs when the outer wall of the disc (annulus), tears and the soft central portion (nucleus) protrudes outside the wall and can…

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Muscle/Joint Strains/Sprains

How do I know if I have a sprain or a strain? Sprains and strains are both very common injuries that have similar signs and symptoms, but are very different in location.  Sprains involve ligaments that attach bone to bone at a joint.  A…

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Work Related Injuries

Why should I see a Physiatrist for a work related injury? Using a Physical Medicine physician as the initial provider to treat work related injuries is beneficial for both the employer and the injured worker.  The majority of work injuries are…

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is caused by compression of the median nerve at the wrist and is associated with repetitive motion activities. Complaints of numbness are often associated with sleeping, driving, using a…

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Interventional Pain Management

What is Interventional Pain Management? Along with medications, there are interventional techniques to block or manage pain.  These procedures require experience and proper patient selection to insure safety for the patient and maximize…

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Hormone Replacement Therapy

Fort Wayne Physical Medicine is pleased to offer Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) for women and men. This therapy will help restore and balance hormones to improve the quality of lives for patients. BHRT is an all–natural…

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Legal Services

Dr. Reecer has over 20 years of experience providing evaluation and treatment in the legal setting. He routinely performs Independent Medical Exams (IME) for the Indiana Workers’ Compensation Board, insurance companies, defense and plaintiff…

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