AboutDr. Florian Thomas, MD, PHD, MA is a Doctor primarily located in Hackensack, NJ, with other offices in Saint Louis, MO and Saint Louis, MO. He has 34 years of experience. His specialties include Neurology, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Orthopedic Surgery of the Spine. Dr. Thomas is affiliated with HackensackUMC, SSM St. Joseph Health Center-Wentzville and Saint Louis University Hospital. He speaks English.
Dr. Florian Thomas has the following 3 specialties
A neurologist is a physician who diagnoses and treats disorders of the nervous system which is comprised of the brain, spinal cord and nerves. These doctors do not perform surgery, but refer patients to neurological surgeons when they determine that surgical intervention is necessary.
Some of the conditions that neurologists diagnose and treat are epilepsy, aneurysms, hydrocephalus, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, stroke, spinal disc herniation, and spinal disease.
In addition to using diagnostic tests like MRI, CT scans, EEG and EMG, neurologists also employ neurological testing to gauge muscle strength and movement, balance, reflexes, sensation, memory, speech, and other cognitive abilities.
- Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
A physiatrist is a doctor who specializes in the rehabilitation and physiological treatment of patients with an illness or injury that affects movement.
These specialists have extensive knowledge of the nerves, muscles, bone, and brain. Physiatrists are also experts in pain medication.
Some common conditions that physiatrists treat are rheumatoid arthritis, neurological and spinal disorders and injuries, chronic pain disorders, like fibromyalgia, and musculoskeletal issues, like broken bones and torn muscles.
These physicians also often coordinate a team of other specialists in order to maximize the patient's recovery, such as occupational therapists, speech therapists, neurologists, orthopedists, and counselors.
- Orthopedic Surgery of the Spine
If you have a back injury or unexplained back pain, your doctor might refer you first to a radiologist and then to an orthopedic spinal surgeon. They specialize in the spine and can diagnose and treat spinal diseases such as scoliosis. They can also treat spinal injuries such as a displaced disc or a fracture, as well as disc degeneration and narrowing that occurs due to aging.
However, when your injury or condition affects the spinal canal or spinal cord, it’s typically better to consult with a neurosurgeon. It's worth noting that, while they're both referred to as surgeons, they can also recommend treatments that don't require an operation, such as non-surgical decompression therapy.
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- Alzheimer's Disease
- Autoimmune Diseases
- Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease
- Migraine Disorder
- Migraine Disorders
- Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
- Nerve Conduction Studies
- Neuromuscular Diseases
- Peripheral Nervous System Diseases
Dr. Thomas is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
30 Prospect Ave
Hackensack, NJ 07601
SSM St. Joseph Health Center-Wentzville
500 Medical Dr
Wentzville, MO 63385
Saint Louis University Hospital
3635 Vista Ave
Saint Louis, MO 63110
Forest Park Community Hospital
6150 Oakland Ave
Saint Louis, MO 63139
34 Years Experience
Rheinischen Friedrich Wilhelms Universitaet Bonn
Graduated in 1982
Case Western Reserve University School Of Medicine
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