It was just a year ago that Dr. Garret Soldano, a chiropractor for 10 years and owner of Integrated Spine & Pain Center, first learned about a new concept in health care that integrates traditional medicine with chiropractic care.
“The more I researched this model, the more excited I became,” said Dr. Soldano. “Instead of just treating symptoms, integrated medicine figures out what is causing your pain, and then develops a plan to not only fix it, but prevent it from coming back.”
Because just 10 percent of Americans use chiropractic services, and 90 percent use traditional medical doctors, Dr. Soldano jumped at the opportunity to open a new practice in integrated medicine because he would be able to help so many more people suffering from pain.
He found a perfect location in Wesley Chapel, located on State Road 54 just east of Saddlebrook, and opened Integrated Spine & Pain Center last spring. In just a few months, his practice has grown so much that he’s considering a second location in south Wesley Chapel or Lutz.
To illustrate how the integrated medicine model works, Dr. Soldano uses a check engine light as an example.
“When the check engine light comes on in your vehicle, you take it to your mechanic to figure out why the light came on so he can fix it and make the light go away,” said Dr. Soldano.
“It’s the same with your body. When you’re in pain, your body’s check engine light comes on. We unmask the reasons why you’re having pain, and then develop a treatment plan that unplugs the check engine light of your body, and keeps it off.”
Take headaches, for example. “It is not normal to have headaches, especially among children. Because we have traditional medical doctors on our staff, we can rule out the scary reasons for headaches — such as a brain tumor,” said Dr. Soldano.
“We often find that headaches are caused by a micro-trauma that results in a sprained spinal joint, and this is best treated with chiropractic care. We never use pain medicine as the solution, because pills only mask the problem and does nothing to fix it.”
A team of medical doctors, nurse practitioners and chiropractors examine every patient at Integrated Spine & Pain. Many patients benefit from two key treatment areas of integrated medicine.
- Physical therapy with trigger point injections that promotes healing in the dysfunctional muscle. Injections break up knots caused by strains, and that helps patients get better faster.
- Stem cell therapy uses donated placenta tissue to embed stem cells where there is inflammation. These stem cells help the body recruit antibodies from its own immune system to repair damage caused by inflammation.
Stem cell treatment is primarily used to repair damaged knees and shoulders. It offers much faster results, and with far less pain than surgery. It is FDA approved and covered by most health insurance plans.
Working alongside Dr. Soldano is Supervising Medical Physician Dr. Don Pham, O.D., Chiropractor Matt Eichler and Nurse Practitioner Viviane Goncalves. Office Manager Paige Cochran assists patients with scheduling and filing insurance claims.
Dr. Soldano is a 2007 graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa. He lives in Wesley Chapel with his wife, Jennifer, who holds an MBA and is CFO of the practice. Their sons, 9-year-old Jack and 6-year-old Alex, attend Wiregrass Elementary.
If you’re suffering from pain, Dr. Solano wants to see you.
“If you’re in pain, then you’re not healthy. It’s not normal for pain symptoms to come back,” explains Dr. Soldano. “Please call my office and see how our practice of integrated medicine can help you become pain free.”
Integrated Spine & Pain Center of Florida Inc.
29141 Chapel Park Dr. Wesley Chapel, FL 33543
Conveniently located right next door to SADDLEBROOK RESORT
813-994-5200 • www.IntegratedSpineAndPainCenter.com