Don’t Let Your Pain Hold You Back
No one should live with pain, but unfortunately, some live with constant physical pain that impacts almost every aspect of their life. Pain can interfere with your daily activities, quality of life, career, mental health, and so much more. Our team of physiatrists at OAH help our patients manage their pain and can even stop it in some cases.
Are you wondering what a physiatrist is? Physiatrists are medical doctors who focus on acute and chronic problems of the musculoskeletal system. They take a non-surgical approach to relieve spine-related pain and restore function.
Most patients see a physiatrist because they are not interested in surgery or are not optimal candidates for surgery. Our physiatrists work closely with our entire team of professionals and specialists to find ways to get their patients’ pain under control, allowing them to improve their quality of life and avoid surgical intervention if possible.
“My goal is to diagnose and treat painful spinal conditions in a conservative, non-operative fashion, with minimal utilization of narcotics. At OAH, we know the importance of quality of life, and we’re confident in the work we do to get our patients back to their normal lifestyle,” – Dr. Pietro Memmo, MD, Orthopedic Spine Specialist, and Interventional Physiatrist.
Our Approach to Your Pain
Our physiatrists are skilled and trained to utilize laboratory testing, x-rays, MRI scans, electromyography, nerve conduction studies, and psychological testing. Once a patient is evaluated and their condition is assessed, the physiatrist will recommend a treatment approach catered to their specific condition.
When Should You Consider Seeing a Specialist for Your Pain?
Seeing a physiatrist is the perfect place to start if you have a history of chronic pain or have developed new issues. Our physiatrists will provide a customized treatment protocol that may include physical therapy, medications, or advanced minimally invasive procedures.
We’ve Got Your Back
By taking preventative measures and seeking help when needed, you will be back to your daily routine in no time. Our physiatrists perform the most advanced, fluoroscopically guided, minimally invasive spinal procedures at our Orthopedic Associates Surgery Center.