As a board certified Physiatrist, Dr. Robert L. Frazho specializes in physical medicine and rehabilitation for spine care involving the neck and back. Dr. Frazho uses the latest technology to treat his patients in the most comfortable manner possible. In addition to specializing in electromyography (EMG), a diagnostic test for nerve and muscle disorders, Dr. Frazho performs epidurals, facet blocks, radiofrequency ablation, percutaneous microdisectomy, sacroiliac injections, and discography. These procedures offer patients comfort and optimal recovery time. Dr. Frazho specializes in Non-Surgical Spine Care treatments that address the following medical conditions:
Disc DegenerationThis is a common cause of back pain. It occurs when the cushioning cartilage between the discs become worn, resulting in nerve irritation.
Disc HerniationDisc herniation occurs when a spinal disc ruptures, pushing a portion of it outside of its normal boundary. This places pressure on the surrounding nerves, leading to pain, weakness and/or numbness in the head, arms, hands, buttocks, neck and low back.
RadiculopathyThis condition is a result of a root nerve along the spine being irritated or pinched. This causes pain, weakness and numbness to radiate to the part of the body served by the nerve.
Spinal Arthritis (Facet Syndrome)This is a result of spinal degeneration caused by age, overuse, poor posture or injury. Facets are the small flat joints in the back of the spine that allow for movement between vertebrae. Facet mediate pain refers to pain caused by irritation or inflammation of one of these joints.
SpondylolisthesisA slipping or displacement of a vertabra which causes stress on the disc and facet joints. The symptoms associated with spondylolisthesis include pain in the low back, legs, muscle spasms, and weakness and/or tight hamstring muscles.
SpondylolysisSpondylolysis refers to a defect in one of the vertebra in the lower back. The area of the vertebra called the pedicle, which protects the spinal nerves, is affected.
Practice PhilosophyDr. Frazho uses the latest technology to provide non-surgical spine and sports care and a minimally invasive approach to treat his patients in the most comfortable manner possible. [wonderplugin_carousel id="6"]
Work Experience: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Rocky Mountain Orthopaedic Associates, Inc. 2005 to Present Fellowship: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan Spine Fellow, 2004 – 2005 Residency: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan Chief Resident, 2003 – 2004 Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 2001 – 2004 Other Medical Training: William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, Michigan Transitional Internship, 2000 – 2001 Medical School: MD, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, 1996 – 2000 Certification and Licensure: Diplomate of the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 2005 State of Michigan Educational Limited Medical License, 2001 – Present United States Medical Licensing Examination I, II, III, 1998 – 2002 Clinical Interest: Interventional and Conservative Spine Care for: Disc Degeneration Disc Herniation Radiclopathy Facet Mediated Pain Spondylolisthesis Spondylolysis Other Back and Spine Nerve and Muscle Disorders Membership: American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 2001 – Present Honors and Affiliations: Chief Resident Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Michigan Scored in Top Ten Percent Nationally on Written Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Boards Scored in Top Five Percent Nationally on EMG Self Assessment Exam
The care I received and have been receiving from Dr. Frazho and his staff is fantastic. Also seeing him in the past and present it is nice that he was able to validate what was going on and to help with my pain I have been dealing with. He is very kind and compassionate as well as his nurse. Julie W. I am totally satisfied. Judith W. Excellent service and care Jim A.