Dr. Smolenski’s cross-training in physical medicine, rehabilitation and pain medicine provides specialized skills to help him pinpoint the source of his patients’ pain.
His goal is to identify an accurate diagnosis and then develop an appropriate, non-operative treatment plan. His treatment regimens utilize a full range of pain management techniques; from physical therapy, to pharmacologic management, to interventions such as epidurals, nerve root blocks, and spinal cord stimulation.
“I believe in assessing the whole person and not just a specific symptom or problem,” states Dr. Smolenski. “A big part of my job is to also educate patients about their particular disease process and enable them to take an active roll in their treatment and healing.”
In his free time, he stays busy at home helping his wife with his four young children – which include a set of triplets!