Stephen Rynick, M.D.

Undergraduate:

• Northwestern State University, Natchitoches, LA

Medical School:

• LSU School of Medicine, Shreveport, LA

Residency:

• University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX

Internship:

• University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR

Board Certifications:

• Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation • Licensed to practice in Louisiana, Texas, New York and Pennsylvania

Honors & Awards:

• Phi Beta Kappa • Omicron Delta, Kappa, National Leadership Honor Society

Professional Affiliations:

• American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation • American Medical Association • New York State Medical Society

Frequently Treated Problems:

• Pain – spine and joints

Associated Physicians:

• Andrea Toomer, M.D. • John Steck, M.D. • Charles Fiore, M.D. • Steven Atkins, M.D.

Stephen Rynick utilizes state of the art technologies to relieve patients of pain without major surgery. His patients are treated using specialized instruments that leave only a small scar, if at all. Dr. Rynick has been able to perform “percutaneous discectomies” to relieving the pressure of bulging discs on adjacent nerve roots. The patient’s recovery time is drastically reduced and there is no scarring. Most recently, he has utilized a similar technique specifically designed to address low back pain caused by facet osteoarthritis and spinal stenosis, common in older patients. Even with the relief these procedures can provide, Dr. Rynick advises his patients to stay in shape to avoid low back problems. “The strengthening of the core muscles is a proven way to avoid and reduce low back pain for most patients,” he says. “Pilates, yoga and tai chi are just a few of the ways to build your core muscles.” Trufuse Facet Procedure: