Holistic Pain Management & Wellness Center | 4027 S. Business Dr. Ste L03 | Sheboygan, WI
Many conditions can lead to either acute or chronic pain including work-related injuries, strains, arthritis, sciatica or syndromes like fibromyalgia. Before treatment can be undertaken, it’s necessary to properly diagnose the problem.
Acute or Chronic Pain Diagnosis
As a board certified physiatrist, Dr. Santino will initially diagnose your problem using various forms of imaging such as X-rays, MRIs and other laboratory evaluations. Studies may include blood-work or electro-diagnostic studies (EMG/NCS) for problems like carpal tunnel syndrome. He will then explain your condition and treatment options to you in very easy-to-understand language.
Dr. Santino's goal is to provide you with options for treating your pain and to improve your function. This could include various types of therapy and modalities, or medications such as anti-inflammatories, muscles relaxors, and pain relievers. Various types of injections are also beneficial and are offered. Alternative Treatment such as acupuncture could also be very effective. Dr. Santino works with you to come up with a treatment plan to reduce your pain and improve your function. He is also very comfortable in referring to other medical specialists when the need arises. Additional areas of interest include disability evaluations and Independent Medical Evaluations (IMEs).