Dr. Robert P. Luca
Dr. Robert P. Luca has been in private practice since 1987. Early in his career he realized the overwhelming number of patients who suffered with chronic debilitating pain (fibromyalgia, reflex sympathetic dystrophy, failed back surgery and many more conditions) and how desperately these patients sought relief. Unfortunately, for many patients there seemed to be little or no help regardless of the number of doctors and therapists they have tried. With great compassion for his patients and in pursuit of clinical excellence, Dr. Luca began attending national and international conferences and accumulated post graduate training in medical pain management while building his network of excellent doctors to provide the many other services that are needed for comprehensive care.
In 2001 Dr. Luca earned diplomate status with the “American Academy of Pain Management”. As tested by the AAPM on his diplomate examination. Dr. Luca achieved a perfect score in patient care planning. He also earned diplomate status in “Minimally Invasive Pain Medicine” under the auspices of “The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons” in 2007 for his work in Manipulation under Anesthesia. Dr. Luca has been performing MUA since 1995 and has been a certified MUA instructor since 1997.
Dr. Luca has learned that treating these chronic difficult-to-resolve pain syndromes is not a matter of trying medications or different types of therapy and seeing what works. Treating pain associated with nerve, muscle and joint dysfunction requires integrating specialty services from a comprehensive team of doctors. Ranging from the most conservative type of massage therapy to the most invasive medical surgical procedures, a well- developed plan of care based on appropriate objective diagnostic tests and medical specialty consultations needs to be established and followed through.
Our practice is very happy to have Dr. Luca available as our “Care Plan Coordinator” to assist our team of doctors and therapists in developing the best comprehensive care plan and following each patient through till maximum medical improvement has been achieved and maintenance care has been initiated.
Robert P. Luca, DC DAAPM