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The specialty-trained physical medicine and rehabilitation doctor at Desert Orthopaedic Center, located in Las Vegas and Henderson, is a regional expert in the diagnosis and nonsurgical treatment of acute and chronic pain.

Physical medicine and rehabilitation, or physiatry, is an area of medicine that focuses on the needs of people with physical disabilities or diseases, or those who need help recovering from an accident or injury. The goal of this type of care is to help people regain physical function and restore them to better health, not necessarily cure them. This is done not only for a patient’s physical and mental well-being but often so he or she can return to work or perform necessary daily tasks.

A doctor who performs or specializes in these services can also be referred to as a physiatrist or physical medicine and rehabilitation doctor. A physiatrist does not perform surgeries, but instead carefully assesses a patient, then selects from various nonsurgical options, such as physical therapy, medications, or exercise regimes. Patients with a wide range of health issues can be helped by an experienced physiatrist.

Common Conditions

  • Acute or chronic pain
  • All types of movement disorders, such as tics, tremors, Parkinson's disease, etc.
  • Arthritis
  • Brain injuries
  • Compressed nerves
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Musculoskeletal injuries
  • Recovery after trauma
  • Spinal cord trauma
  • Sports-related injuries
  • Stroke

Common Symptoms

If you are suffering from any of the following common symptoms, it is recommended you seek care from a physician near you:

  • Chronic back pain
  • Difficulty performing certain movements after an accident
  • Difficulty recovering after a medical procedure
  • Lack of energy after an illness or health challenge
  • Muscle spasms
  • Muscle weakness
  • Numbness or tingling
  • Post-accident pain

Common Procedures

At Desert Orthopaedic Center, our specialists understand that pain can impact the quality of life for a patient. While conservative or minimally invasive treatment options are recommended first, your injury or condition may require a more advanced type of treatment, such as surgery. Our physical medicine and rehabilitation doctor uses the newest techniques and technology.

Common nonsurgical procedures and techniques that he may use or suggest include the following:

  • Fluoroscopically-guided spinal procedures
  • Injections
  • Physical therapy exercises
  • Ultrasound-guided musculoskeletal procedures

Our doctors are committed to delivering specialized care and a customized treatment plan focused on the needs of the patient so our patients are able to return to their daily activities quickly and safely. Additionally, our physical therapy experts work closely with our doctors to take a team approach and are committed to providing exceptional, integrated care.

Contact us today to consult with the physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist at Desert Orthopaedic Center. Please call (702) 731-4088 or request an appointment online to be seen at our CentralSouthwest, or Henderson office.


With years of experience and advanced training devoted to nonsurgical pain diagnostics and care, our specialty-trained physiatrist at Desert Orthopaedic Center is the region's expert in accurately diagnosing and effectively treating orthopaedic-related acute or chronic pain. Our dedicated doctor and therapists will work with you to develop an appropriate treatment plan suited to your unique needs and goals.

Our physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist, Dr. Andrew Kim, has the knowledge and expertise to accurately diagnose and effectively treat your orthopaedic injury or condition through nonsurgical techniques.

To consult with our physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist, please request an appointment online or call (702) 731-4088 to be seen at one of our offices conveniently located in Las Vegas or Henderson, Nevada.

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