Dr. Jianxun Zhou commonly known as “Dr. Jo.” by his beloved patients, specializes in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
Dr. Zhou's role in the Comprehensive Spine and Sports Center is to provide the best and most appropriate solution to patients who suffer from all types of spine-related injury or pain, musculoskeletal pain, various neurological conditions, such as spinal cord injury or peripheral nerve injury, or chronic pain conditions. To do this, he first will conduct a comprehensive consultation to better understand his patient 's condition since each patient is unique. Dr. Zhou then works closely with his patient to come up with a treatment plan that is patient-oriented, evidence-based, and most appropriate to each patient's personal situation. This could be physical therapy, electrodiagnostic study (also known as EMG), cutting-edge interventional procedures, or a multidisciplinary approach to facilitate recovery and address all patient’s functional needs. His goal is to help his patient return to a normal life as quickly as possible so they may have a better quality of life. He treats each patient as if they were his own family member, with the utmost care.
Dr. Zhou's education includes residence training in physical medicine and rehabilitation at Albany Medical Center, and fellowship training in interventional spinal and electrodiagnostic medicine at the University of Massachusetts.
Additionally, Dr. Zhou earned a PhD degree in the School of Health and Rehabilitation Science at the University of Pittsburgh. He also had postdoctoral training in neuroscience research at the University of Michigan.
Dr. Zhou worked in the Illinois Neurosurgical Institute Spine Center for 8 years. There, he helped neurosurgeons diagnose challenging spine cases and manage complicated, non-surgical spine conditions. These efforts were to prevent as many spinal surgeries as possible--avoiding any unnecessary surgical complications. He was also appointed in the departments of neurology and physical medicine as well as medicine and rehabilitation to conduct electrodiagnostic studies (EMG) and manage various neurological conditions. He was the director of the spasticity clinic - a condition of painful muscle spasm due to neurologic injury.
Dr. Zhou has managed many difficult and complicated spinal and neurological disorders.
Dr. Zhou expressed that his heart is greatly rewarded to see his patients return to their normal life, no longer suffering from pain and living a better quality of life. He enjoys helping figure out the challenging cases that are often frustrating puzzles to patients and doctors. He believes that a correct diagnosis is critical to the best treatment and outcome.
In Dr. Zhou's spare time he loves playing golf, hiking and running. He also enjoys traveling around the world to see different cultures, tasting delicious food, and exploring the diverse nature of our world.