Adena Health System is pleased to welcome Spine Specialist Matthew Santiago, MD to Adena Spine Center. Fellowship-trained at Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Santiago is specializing in non-surgical approaches to treat patients suffering from spine, neck and back issues. These include physical therapy techniques, medication and spine interventions.
Prior to embarking on a medical career, Dr. Santiago was a student of Art and Design. While volunteering as an EMT with a local fire department, he realized his passion for Medicine, and his joy in helping others and made the switch to study Medicine.
A New York native, Dr. Santiago sees practicing in Chillicothe and south central Ohio as a natural fit for him. “While I was completing my fellowship in Cleveland, I ended up falling in love with Ohio,” said Dr. Santiago. “Coming from an area (of New York) with socio-economic challenges, I can relate to many people living in Appalachia. Here at Adena, I hope to serve patients in need of my care, and to have a positive impact on the community as a whole.”
Dr. Santiago earned his medical degree from Rutgers New Jersey Medical School in Newark, NJ. He then served his residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at Temple University Hospital/Moss Rehabilitation in Philadelphia, PA, before being accepting a spine fellowship with Cleveland Clinic.
About 90 percent of all back pain can be successfully treated without surgery using treatments such as: such as physical therapy, pain management, injections and sports rehabilitation.
Dr. Santiago is now accepting new patients. To learn more about Adena Spine Center’s services, visit www.adena.org/spine. To schedule an appointment, with Dr. Santiago or one of Adena’s spine specialists, call 740-779-7100.