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We are an Interventional Spine & Pain Management Rehabilitation Center. We specialize in holistic minimally invasive Spine and Pain Care using a combination of injections, procedures, complex medication management, as well as, spinal and joint manipulation. We provide procedures such as Epidural Steroids, Facet Blocks, Radiofrequency, Pain Pumps, Spinal Cord Stimulators, and Endoscopic "Laser" Discectomy, with or without facet fusion, just to name a few. Dr Stretanski is one of only a handful of Americans to have taken and passed all 8 parts of the International Board Certification specifically in "Interventional Pain Management" - which required him to travel to Budapest Hungary and earn the designation FIPP or Fellow of Interventional Pain Practice. Our goal is to treat your existing conditions and also work to prevent pain and illness from occurring. We strive to help you improve your quality of life, achieve your wellness goals, and heal your body to live your best life possible. We provide some alternative approaches such as alternative medication management, trigger points, acupuncture, Osteopathic Manipulation, bee venom therapies, active home exercise and the whole host of state-of-the-art interventional pain management procedures - which is our primary focus. Dr Stretanski is a medical doctor, specifically an Osteopathic Physician, and does several types of minimally invasive surgery, being that he is a D.O, it is very rare a patient does not get some form of manual medicine.
Most of our patients have some degree of lower back or other spine pain, but we treat all joints such as shoulder, knee and hip. We have many things to office outside of the basic joint injections and can even do a needle scope of the joints right here in our office. As a Physical Medicine and Rehab Doctor, we still do see patient s for Traumatic Brain Injury, Spinal cord injury, Migraine and all headache types, as well as Sports medicine and Performing Arts.
Chronic pain and movement limitation mean that you enjoy your life less. Our goals are to increase your quality of life, increase movemnt and functional independecne. We also provide Electrodiagnostic Medicine Services (EMG), Independent Medical Exams and a menu of Anti-Aging and Racial Rejuvenation services such as Botox, and facial fillers like Juvéderm and Restylane. We use Renerative Medicine Techniquesand Injecitons such as Platelet Rich Plasma and Commercially avialable Amniotic Injectable Products.
Yes, we do some degree of long-term pain medication management when it is part of a plan of comprehensive rehabilitative care including other treatments. This is done under “informed consent to treatment with controlled substances” AKA a "Pain Contract" that covers ALL controlled substances from ALL sources (no, you cannot get "nerve pills" from somewhere else or smoke marijuana) – In compliance with Ohio House Bill-93 and FSMB guidelines this circumstance mandates face-to-face visit and supervised urine drug screening for every prescription, review of the online pharmacy reports (OARS) and review of some goals of increased function and better quality of life.
No, we do NOT see patients who are looking for nothing other than "pain pills" or other controlled-drug prescriptions. No, we will not take over writting pain pills you were getting from another provider who has stopped writting your medication for a valid reason.
Yes, we do provide two routes to be seen for Suboxone and Opiate Dependency Treatment and we have on-site counseling with one of two Chemical Dependency Counselors (CDCA's)
Dr Stretanski is a Senior FAA Medical Examiner, ATC Examiner and HIMS AME. He also does IMS sponsorship for pilots needing HIMS program. He is a Pilot Advocate is an active teaching Flight Instructor CFI and double II and is available for IPC's, BFR's and Primary, Sport, Instrument and specializes in High-Performance, RG, "Technically-Complex Aircraft" transition training. He has over 2000 flight hours in about 2 dozen different aircraft makes and models. He does NOT fly helicopters or for a commercial airline.
Medically Assisted Therapy for Opiate Dependence – “Suboxone” is a well-known, almost too popular treatment adjunctive for opiate dependence. We have two Chemical Dependency Counselors on site currently doing telemedicine and one-on-one counseling. We host SMART Recovery meetings on Tuesday evenings – this is a non-faith based AA/NA alternative and counts for court requirements for “meetings” No clinic is allowed to permit you to smoke pot, take Xanax or “use on weekends” but many overlook this … we do not. We follow a behavioral model where sobriety and addictions are lifestyle choices, not diseases. We approach this from the standpoint you were not born an addict, and we can offer you the opportunity and tools you need to help yourself. If you beleive your addiction is a disease like high blood pressure and not your fault and simply something you need ot live with, then you continue to use and be self-destructive, then this approach is not likely to work for you. We will still counsel you, but we will stop prescribing.
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