Dr. Matthew G. Michaels, MD

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Dr. Matthew G. Michaels, MD

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation | Male

Orthopedic Center Of Illinois, Springfield, IL 1301 S Koke Mill Rd, Springfield, IL 62711 Get Directions
(217) 547-9100

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My treatment goal is to give you the tools you need to be able to treat yourself. An accurate diagnosis...
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  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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Dr Michael listens and then discusses the options available in an honest and sincere way. If he feels that surgery is the best option, he then honestly talks about the pros and cons of treatment. He is empathetic and very caring. I have recommended him to several people and will continue to do that. Margie G
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Dr. Matthew Michaels is a human being and stakes time to get to know how patients and let them know that their plain is real. I came to Dr. Michaels for back pain. I bawled because I just so bad on my first appointment. My last appointment I bawled because I was so happy to not have any pain. It was not easy and I have to do my part to maintain, but he helped me know that it is possible. Thank you for giving me my life back.
I was so comfortable talking and listening him. Best choice I have made in a very long time.
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Specialties

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Electrodiagnostic Medicine
  • Headache Management
  • Interventional Pain Medicine
  • Interventional Spine Medicine
  • Neuromuscular Medicine
  • Pain Medicine
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Pain Medicine
  • Sports Medicine Pain Management

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  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Conditions Treated

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In addition to extensive training in the non-operative treatment of musculo-skeletal conditions (focusing on painful conditions of the spin) I am also a fellow back pain patient.

I am 51 years old, and despite having ruptured a disc at age 13, with ongoing pain, I have learned techniques and tools that allow me to continue to race Ironman triathlon, and ski double black diamond slopes. A major focus of my practice is to teach you the same techniques I use to maintain my fitness and athletic prowess despite chronic back pain.

I am dedicated to staying current and continuing training in all techniques, established and emerging, that keep my skills on the cutting edge of treatment for musculo-skeletal and neuro-muscular conditions.

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  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Ankle
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthritis of the Finger
  • Arthritis of the Foot
  • Arthritis of the Hand
  • Arthritis of the Midfoot
  • Arthritis of the Neck
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Arthritis of the Toe
  • Arthritis of the Wrist
  • Arthropathy of Spinal Facet Joint
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Disorders
  • Back Injuries
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Hand Conditions
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Disorders
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Pain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Monoarthropathy
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Pain
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteoarthropathy
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polyarthropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Seronegative Arthritis
  • Seronegative Spondyloarthropathy
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylarthritis
  • Spondylarthropathy
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Traumatic Arthropathy
  • Trigger Finger
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Vertigo
  • Wear and Tear Arthritis

Procedures Performed

  • Arthrocentesis
  • Cervical Block
  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Cervical Medial Branch Block
  • Electrodiagnostic Procedure
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Epidural Block
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Block
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Ganglion Impar Block
  • Ilioinguinal and Iliohypogastric Block
  • Injection Therapy
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Injection
  • Low Back Procedure
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Lumbar Medial Branch Block
  • Lumbar Selective Nerve Root Block
  • Lumbar Sympathetic Block
  • Manipulation Adjustment of Back and Neck
  • Medical Branch Block
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Nerve Conduction Studies
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Nerve Root Block
  • Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT)
  • Pain Management
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Physical Therapy
  • Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Radiofrequency Denervation
  • Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Stellate Ganglion Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Thoracic Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Transforaminal Epidural Block
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

Background Check

  • 0
    Malpractice Claims

    No malpractice history found for Illinois.

  • 0
    Sanctions

    No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

  • 0
    Board Actions

    No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Medical School
    Virginia Commonwealth University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1992

  • Internship Hospital
    Carilion Clinic Transitional

    Completed in 1993

  • Residency Hospital
    University Of Colorado At Denver-Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

    Completed in 1996

  • Undergraduate School
    University At Albany

    Graduated in 1986

Awards & Recognition

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    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Affiliations

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  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Board certified in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Michaels' Care Philosophy

My treatment goal is to give you the tools you need to be able to treat yourself. An accurate diagnosis is critical and is arrived at through a thorough history and physical exam. Treatment will focus on physical therapy to help you understand and modify the bio-mechanical root of your problem. Injection techniques using fluoroscopic or Ultrasound guidance are used to facilitate the diagnostic process and to support physical therapy. I do not utilize chronic narcotic pain medications.

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Dr. Michaels says...

In addition to extensive training in the non-operative treatment of musculo-skeletal conditions (focusing on painful conditions of the spin) I am also a fellow back pain patient.

I am 51 years old, and despite having ruptured a disc at age 13, with ongoing pain, I have learned techniques and tools that allow me to continue to race Ironman triathlon, and ski double black diamond slopes. A major focus of my practice is to teach you the same techniques I use to maintain my fitness and athletic prowess despite chronic back pain.

I am dedicated to staying current and continuing training in all techniques, established and emerging, that keep my skills on the cutting edge of treatment for musculo-skeletal and neuro-muscular conditions.