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Ai Mukai, MD
Texas Orthopedics Sports and Rehabilitation, Austin Tx; Affiliate Faculty, University of Texas at Austin/Dell Medical School
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About Ai Mukai, MD

Dr. Ai Mukai is board certified in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and Pain Medicine. She practices at Texas Orthopedics, Sports and Rehabiliation Associates in Austin, TX.

Dr. Mukai specializes in Interventional Spine & Electrodiagnostic Medicine. This includes non-surgical musculoskeletal and spine care using conservative modalities such as physical therapy and image-guided injections. She also performs electrodiagnostic studies to diagnose nerve and muscle conditions. 

Dr. Mukai's main goal is to focus on what you want to be able to do in your life - whether it is playing with your children or being able to play golf without as much pain. She believes that the patient deserves to learn what is going on in their body so they can make the best decision. What is right for one patient may not be right for another. Dr. Mukai wants patients to choose how aggressive or conservative to be and help decide on the most appropriate treatment plan.

Articles Reviewed by Ai Mukai, MD

Your Guide to Managing Rheumatoid Arthritis Flare Ups

Just when you thought your back was safe from rheumatoid arthritis, an RA flare up strikes your spine. Learn how to manage and prevent RA flare ups

How to Fix Anterior Pelvic Tilt

Addressing anterior pelvic tilt (APT), a common form of poor posture, can lead to less back pain.

11 Things to Avoid if You Have Sciatica

Sometimes it’s just as important to know what NOT to do as it is to know what to do when you have sciatica.

Platelet-Rich Plasma for Back Pain: Help or Hype?

If platelet-rich plasma, or PRP, is good enough for pro athletes, it should be good enough for your back pain, right? Truth is, it’s more complicated than that. Read what our experts think.

Back Inflammation: What You Need to Know

Spine inflammation is more common than you think, and it can bring about a variety of painful back conditions

6 of the Easiest Exercises on Your Back

When you have lower back pain, you might want to retreat to bed, but that’s one of the worst things you can do. Instead, try these gentle forms of exercise.

4 Ways Smoking Wrecks Your Back

Smoking is well-known to negatively impact one’s health, but did you know it can cause back pain, too? Here’s how.

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