What Alternative Treatments are There for Pain?
For most people, when you get injured or you’re suffering from chronic pain your first thought is to schedule an appointment with your primary care physician or a chiropractor. But there are other options to consider, such as a physiatrist. A physiatrist is a vital option as your first point of contact if you’re suffering from injury, disease, or musculoskeletal pain. Physiatrist’s are highly-trained physicians who specializes in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation with the ability to diagnose, manage and treat pain using a combination of physical therapy and pain management solutions.
A physiatrists aims to enhance and restore functional ability and quality of life to those with physical impairments or disabilities affecting the brain, spinal cord, nerves, bones, joints, ligaments, muscles and tendons. The goal of a physiatrist is to maximize a patient’s independence. A physiatrist works with other providers such as primary care physicians, orthopaedic surgeons, neurologists and nutritionists to provide a multidisciplinary approach to coordinating a plan for care.
If you or someone you know is suffering from musculoskeletal pain, injury, or disease, TEXT or CALL to schedule an appointment with Chiara Mariani, MD or ask your primary care physician for a referral.
Chiara Mariani, MD FAAPMR Board Certified, Fellowship Trained in Physician Medicine and Rehabilitation. She earned her degree at University of Milan, Italy and is also trained & certified in Medical Acupuncture. Dr. Mariani has worked with post-stroke patients, and traumatic brain injuries. She believes in a multidisciplinary approach to explore all the conservative options available to restore her patient’s function and quality of life. She treats the whole body, not just the problem area.