Born and raised in NY. I attended the oldest medical school in the western world, The University of Bologna, Medical School, Italy. I love pharmacology and the biochemistry of pain modulation.
I completed my residency in Anesthesiology at the University of Missouri Kansas City. My focus was on Acute as well as Chronic Pain. The conundrum of acute pain progressing to chronic pain is extremely interesting to me.
I am an Active member of the America Academy of Integrated pain Management. I treat many patients with chronic pain and tailor each treatment regimen to the individual patient understanding that each patient reacts to and manifests pain differently.
Treatment can include several strategies, as simple as medical management, hormonal replacement therapy, nutritional therapy, diet, exercise, physical therapy/ occupational therapy, psychological approaches to name just a few. Realizing there is no magic therapy and different people respond differently to different treatment regimens. Some pain suffers may require epidural injections or spinal cord stimulation and other instances surgery may be necessary. The most important idea is that each patient is an individual and one size doe not necessarily fit all.
Chronic pain has many manifestations and may not be able to be eliminated entirely. Unfortunately pain medicine (opioids) are not always beneficial or in some circumstances may even make chronic pain worse. Pain medicines usually just wind up masking chronic pain, not improving/fixing the underling problem that caused the chronic pain and have dangerous side effects. Finding the correct strategy or combination of strategies / therapies should be the goal. Decreasing the level of pain and suffering and restoring function in order to be able to participate in those activities of daily living that are joyful and meaningful to each individual.
I look forward to participating in the treatment that will make your chronic pain and discomfort more tolerable.