Alison Drake Barrack, MD, a Physiatrist with Barrack Spine & Joint Medicine

Get to know Physiatrist Dr. Alison Drake Barrack, who serves patients in Marietta, Georgia. 

Being a board-certified physiatrist, Dr. Barrack provides comprehensive, high quality non-surgical medical treatment for disorders of the joints, muscles, and spine. She brings extensive expertise in preventive, conservative, and interventional management for a unique non-surgical approach to healthcare, treating the person, rather than the disorder. 

As the owner of Barrack Spine & Joint Medicine in Marietta, Georgia, she and her staff strive to provide the highest level of service by treating the problems of the present with an eye on prevention of future injury, disability or pain. They do not look at a patient as a body part but take into account the entire picture to include anything from sleep patterns, hobbies, quality of life, social life, and work activity. Most importantly, they address each patient’s overall sense of well-being.

On the subject of her educational background, Dr. Barrack obtained her medical degree from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Texas at Austin. She completed her internship in internal medicine with additional training in orthopaedics, neurology, and pain management, followed by a three-year residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at the University of Cincinnati.

There, she was part of the state-of-the-art four year continuity musculoskeletal clinic, which included training in interventional procedures. She continued in-depth training for advanced procedures; going on to become a Clinical Instructor for the renowned American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians.

The doctor is board-certified through the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, which was established in 1947 as the certifying body for the field of physical medicine and rehabilitation under the American Board of Medical Specialties. She has been an active member of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation since her residency and has completed two successive board recertifications, the most recent in 2013.

In order to advance her professional development, Dr. Barrack remains a member of the Georgia Society of Pain Physicians, the Cobb County Medical Society, the American Medical Association, and the American Academy of Electromyography (after training and practicing in the stringent Mayo Clinic Criteria of Electromyography and Nerve Conduction Studies). She is also an active member of the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, lobbying in Washington, D.C. for the future of healthcare, as well as an injection trainer for basic and advanced courses in spinal injection techniques with the said society. 

Physical medicine and rehabilitation, also known as physiatry and physiatrics, is a branch of medicine that aims to enhance and restore functional ability and quality of life to those with physical impairments or disabilities. Physiatrists treat a wide variety of medical conditions affecting the brain, spinal cord, nerves, bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, and tendons. 

In her personal life, Dr. Barrack lives in Marietta with her husband and two children. She enjoys doing pilates, hiking, and walking her two dogs.

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