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Dr. Mariana Silva, M.D.

Physiatrist (Physical Medicine)

Dr. Mariana Silva M.D. is a top Physiatrist (Physical Medicine) in Los Angeles, . With a passion for the field and an unwavering commitment to their specialty, Dr. Mariana Silva M.D. is an expert in changing the lives of their patients for the better. Through their designated cause and expertise in the field, Dr. Mariana Silva M.D. is a prime example of a true leader in healthcare. As a leader and expert in their field, Dr. Mariana Silva M.D. is passionate about enhancing patient quality of life. They embody the values of communication, safety, and trust when dealing directly with patients. In Los Angeles, CA, Dr. Mariana Silva M.D. is a true asset to their field and dedicated to the profession of medicine.
12 years Experience
Dr. Mariana Silva, M.D.
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine
  • Accepting new patients

How does a physiatrist treat musculoskeletal health problems?

Hello, a physiatrist is a physician that specializes in treating musculoskeletal, neurologic conditions, among others. They will be able to diagnose your condition by performing READ MORE
Hello, a physiatrist is a physician that specializes in treating musculoskeletal, neurologic conditions, among others. They will be able to diagnose your condition by performing a detailed physical exam and requesting imaging studies needed. They favor a multimodal approach to improve your medical condition. They are experts in prescribing medications for pain control, will also perform injections if needed and will work together with therapists to improve mobility and pain.

What is rehabilitation like after a stroke?

Hello, the rehabilitation of a patient after a stroke is based upon the patient's needs and deficits related to the CVA. In general many patients will need admission to a rehabilitation READ MORE
Hello, the rehabilitation of a patient after a stroke is based upon the patient's needs and deficits related to the CVA. In general many patients will need admission to a rehabilitation hospital or unit once they are stable to be discharged from acute hospital setting. At a rehabilitation unit they will receive physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy if needed. Goals are established for each patient depending on their current functional status and neurologic status. Patient may times will continue to require therapy at home and eventually at a therapy center. You can talk to his physician and to the person in charge of his discharge planning in the hospital to assess if a rehabilitation unit admission is the next step for your husband at this point.

What can I do to relieve my joint pain?

Ideally, you should be evaluated by a PMR physician to assess what treatment option is best for you depending on severity of pain, your medical conditions, your capacity to walk READ MORE
Ideally, you should be evaluated by a PMR physician to assess what treatment option is best for you depending on severity of pain, your medical conditions, your capacity to walk independently or with use of an assistive device. There are many options, but generally you want to start with a more conservative approach.