Joseph Platon, DO
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Prior to medical school, he obtained his B.A. in history at State University of New York at Buffalo, New York, and his post baccalaureate degree at City University of New York at Hunter College, New York, New York. In addition to general inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation medicine, Dr. Platon’s training at University of Texas Health Sciences Center at San Antonio included medical ICU, rheumatology, prosthetics and orthotics, spinal cord injury, neurosurgery, orthopaedic surgery, sports medicine, EMG, and interventional pain.
Dr. Platon’s PMR training includes electrodiagnostic exams, peripheral joint injections (performed with MSK ultrasound or fluoroscopic guidance), trigger point injections, and fluoroscopically guided axial injections including lumbar interlaminar epidural steroid injections, lumbar medial and lateral branch blocks, SI joint injections, and botulinum toxin injections for both spasticity and for treatment of migraine headaches. During medical school, he presented many research findings and volunteered for the Special Olympics.
Areas of expertise/services provided:
- Electrodiagnostic testing including EMG/NCS of spine-related and other neurologic pathology
- Ultrasound guided peripheral joint injections: Intra-articular hip, sacroiliac joint, intra-articular knee, sub-acromial bursa, glenohumeral joint, carpal tunnel, ischial tuberosity/bursa, iliopsoas bursa, piriformis muscle and more.
- Acute and subacute, nonsurgical and interventional management of spinal pain.