Craig S Best

Dr. Craig S Best

Best Physiatry Consultants LLC

Chicago , IL 60622
Mobile: 865-585-6303

Dr. Best is board certified in Pain Medicine as well as Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PM&R, physiatry). He completed his PM&R residency at Rush University Medical Center and his Pain Medicine fellowship at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, a Harvard Medical School teaching hospital. His clinical focus is primarily non-operative spine care and chronic pain conditions. He has extensive experience in worker's compensation and personal/auto injury. He has conducted numerous partial permanent impairment (PPI) ratings, independent medical examinations (IME), record reviews, narrative reports, and depositions. Finally, he is a Certified Life Care Planner (CLCP).

Areas of Expertise
  • Brain Injury
  • Independent Medical Examinations
  • Life Care Planning
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Osteopathy
  • Pain Management
  • Personal Injury
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Sports Medicine

Expert Background
Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: Board Certification
7/2016-present American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
9/2016-present American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (Pain Medicine)

Additional Certification
4/2019-present Certified Life Care Planner

2/2019-present Illinois (Full)
7/2016-present Indiana (Full)
Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: 2014-present Spine Intervention Society
2013-2015 American Medical Society for Sports Medicine
2013-present American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians
2012-present North American Spine Society
2012-2015 Academy of Academic Physiatrists
2009-2017 American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
2009-2016 American Osteopathic College of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: Cervical Spine Injuries and Treatment, OSNI Worker’s Compensation Symposium

Lumbosacral Radiculopathy, Rush University Medical Center

The Role of Physiatry, Pain Management, and Injection, OSNI Worker’s Compensation Symposium

Facet Joint Interventions, Rush University Medical Center

Interventional Management of Lumbar Radiculopathy, Rush University Medical Center

The Role of Physiatry & The Injured Worker, OSNI Worker’s Compensation Symposium

Interventional Management of Low Back Pain, Rush University Medical Center

Sacroiliac Joint Pain: An Overview, Rush University Medical Center

Lumbar Spine Anatomy and Clinical Correlations, Rush University Medical Center

Exercise As Medicine: Impact of Small Changes on Big Problems, Rush University Medical Center

Manual Medicine of the Cervical Spine: The Good, Bad, & Ugly, Rush University Medical Center

Role of Hip Strength in Common Running Injuries, Rush University Medical Center

Neuropathic Pain in Spinal Cord Injury, Hines Veterans’ Affairs Hospital

Diagnosis and Management of Talar Fractures, Rush University Medical Center

Overview of Hip Adductor Pathologies and Osteitis Pubis, Rush University Medical Center

Anatomy and Pathophysiology of Lumbar Disc Herniation, Rush University Medical Center

Electrodiagnostic Anatomy of the Fibular Nerve, Rush University Medical Center
Q: Have any of your accreditations ever been investigated, suspended or removed? (if yes, explain)
A: No


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