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The Rizor Institute is a coalition of skilled professionals dedicated to restoring function. We are the first residential rehabilitation program in Georgia dedicated to addressing the complex aspects of high impact chronic pain arising out of work related injuries.

The state of the art residential setting provides the opportunity to control the therapeutic environment allowing intensive treatment to be provided in the most efficient and cost effective manner

Our individualized, highly coordinated course of action brings permanent improvements within a few weeks using a multidisciplinary approach including the following:

  • Medication Weaning using CDC recommended tapering protocols.
  • Daily physical therapy and occupational therapy to restore daily living and work duties.
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to change the thoughts, emotions, and behaviors associated with pain.

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The Rizor Institute

Treating High Impact Chronic Pain

Treating high impact chronic pain requires looking beyond the symptoms and eliminating the root causes: opioid dependency, physical inactivity, and reduced capacity for self-management.

The opioid epidemic has markedly increased the prevalence of high impact chronic pain. These people are prescribed opioids 4x more often in dosages 5x greater than other patients with chronic pain. Two out of three people in this group previously had jobs but are not currently working.

Providing Results that Matter

  • Reduce dependence on pain medications
  • Return self-control
  • Reestablish independence
  • Regain quality of life
  • Restore function
  • Return to work

Randy F. Rizor, M.D.

Founder/Medical Director

Dr. Rizor is founder and President of The Physicians Spine and Rehabilitation Specialists. He has established his practice based on strong procedural skills, patient rapport, and high quality. He received his Doctor of Medicine Degree from the University of Toledo School of Medicine in 1976. He has been Board Certified in Pain Management by the American Board of Anesthesiology since 1993, the first year that the certification became available.

Dr. Rizor has been named one of Atlanta’s top doctors by Atlanta Magazine and one of the top doctors in the country by US News and World Report. He is a member of the Chairman’s Advisory Council of the Georgia State Board of Workers’ Compensation and the Board of Directors of the Medical Association of Georgia. He is the 2020-21 President of the Medical Association of Atlanta.

Randy Rizor, MD

Frequently Asked Questions

What is High Impact Chronic Pain?

High impact chronic pain currently affects 20 million Americans, about 1 in 12 adults. These people report being in pain every day or almost every day. In addition to the pain that they feel, they also experience impaired activity and impaired participation in their family, their community, and their workplace.

Who would be an ideal candidate for treatment at the Rizor institute?

The ideal candidates are injured workers with severe pain and impaired function who have not responded to conventional treatment.

What is the goal for patients?

To return patients to active participation in family, community and work activities — and to give them the ability to maintain their function with minimal reliance on the medical system.