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Help! I Was Hurt on the Job Sep 1st, 2021

Getting hurt on the job can be terrifying, even devastating. If you are suffering from a workplace injury, you might not know where to turn. Luckily, we’ve got the information on where to go for help and how to heal from this incident.  The Spine and Pain Center of California...

4 Benefits of PRP Aug 1st, 2021

If you have been suffering from chronic pain, you know that the treatment options are endless and varied. You probably also know that it can be hard to decide upon a treatment, especially when you’re unsure how it will affect you.  But what if we told you there was a...

How Radiofrequency Ablation Can Treat Your Chronic Pain Jul 15th, 2021

Do you have chronic pain associated with the low back, the neck, or arthritis? Have you been looking for a low-risk but effective treatment that could help you deal with these issues and experience long-term relief? Fortunately, there are many options available, but one of the best for pain like...

Are You at Risk for Sciatica? Jun 24th, 2021

Sciatica is one of the most common types of nerve pain problems. According to Harvard Health Publishing, 40% of the population will get it during their lifetime. Knowing what the risk factors are and getting ahead of the issue is crucial in the battle against sciatica.  At The Spine and...

Facet Joint Injections Can Relieve Your Back Pain May 10th, 2021

Back pain is the leading cause of disability worldwide. In many cases, your back pain can be temporary and treated with home remedies, such as rest and over-the-counter medications for inflammation and pain. However, if you suffer from an injury or degenerative conditions, you might need medical intervention. At The...

Radiculopathy: Far Beyond Neck Pain Apr 1st, 2021

If a nerve root in your cervical spine gets compressed, it can swell and become damaged,  altering your neurological function. The inflammation can cause uncomfortable symptoms in your neck, shoulder, down your arm, and into your hand and fingers. This condition is called cervical radiculopathy or what you might know...

Your Treatment Options for Knee Pain Mar 14th, 2021

Your knee joint is one of the strongest, most stable joints in your body, but it isn’t impervious to injury, overuse, or diseases like arthritis. ACL injuries, meniscus tears, strains, sprains, osteoarthritis, and many other conditions can result in a painful knee.  At the Spine and Pain Center of California,...

The Different Stages of a Migraine Feb 11th, 2021

Did you know a migraine is one of the most prevalent neurological diseases in the world?  It affects 1 billion people overall, with 39 million Americans suffering from this condition, including men, women, and children. Even though you can’t always know when you’re going to get a migraine, you can...

Busting These Common Myths of PRP Jan 4th, 2021

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) has become quite popular because of its ability to repair sports injuries and chronic pain using your own blood. This minimally invasive treatment helps you heal safely and quickly. Big-name athletes, such as Tiger Woods, have used PRP therapy to help get them back in the game....

Bad Habits That Are Making Your Back Pain Worse Dec 2nd, 2020

Do you suffer from back pain? If so, you aren’t alone. It affects about 60-80% adults. Whether you experience this condition from an injury or from a simple wrong move, such as bending down or standing up too fast, it can take a toll on your body. Double board-certified physician...

5 Tips for Preventing and Alleviating Tech Neck Nov 6th, 2020

We live in a world where our bodies are locked in to staring at technology in some form with all kinds of different devices. If you’re spending a majority of your daily hours getting your information this way, then your level of inactivity might be causing you to have tech...

The Many Complications of Degenerative Disc Disease Oct 2nd, 2020

Degenerative disc disease (DDD) is a chronic back pain disorder that slowly progresses over time. Studies show that it affects about 30% of people by the age of 35 and over 90% of people by the age of 60. At The Spine & Pain Center of California in Fremont and...

Stop the Pain With Radiofrequency Ablation Sep 1st, 2020

Chronic pain of any kind can be debilitating. When your body hurts, you not only want relief, but you also need an accurate diagnosis, so you can get the most effective treatment possible. When you come in to see us at The Spine & Pain Center of California in Fremont...

The Power of Platelets in Relieving Joint Pain Aug 4th, 2020

Suffering from joint pain can negatively alter your life in many ways, including both physically and psychologically. About 50 million people in the United States deal with chronic pain. If you’re one of the many who are affected, you should see a specialist if your pain lasts six months or...

Injured on the Job? We Can Help Jul 16th, 2020

Did you know that someone gets injured on the job every seven seconds? That’s why at The Spine & Pain Center of California, we have an entire service dedicated to work injuries.  Navin Mallavaram, MD, leads our team in interventional pain management, offering the most advanced therapies to reduce or...

Myths and Facts About Epidural Steroid Injections Myths and Facts About Epidural Steroid Injections Jun 11th, 2020

Medical pain management professionals have used epidural steroid injections for decades as a powerful treatment to take away inflammation around your spinal cord that can trigger extreme nerve irritation and pain in your back, neck, arms, and legs. Although the tool has proven to be successful for patients, many myths...

What Is a Spinal Cord Stimulator? May 28th, 2020

Even though 75-85% of people in the United States suffer from back pain, 90% experience improvement without the need for surgery. However, if you’ve tried other treatments and feel like you’ve run out of options, you should talk to us about a spinal cord stimulator (SCS) implantation. At The Spine...

Myths and Facts About Epidural Steroid Injections for Chronic Back Pain Apr 22nd, 2020

Highly skilled pain management specialists have used epidural steroid injections for decades to help reduce the inflammation that can trigger significant nerve irritation and pain in the back, neck, arms, and legs. Despite the success of this pain management tool, however, many myths exist about what the injections can do...

5 Causes of Neck Pain Mar 27th, 2020

Neck pain is incredibly common. Somewhere between 16% to 75% of the world’s population experience neck pain at some point in their lives, and it ranks among the top five disorders in the US, with about 10-20% of the population affected. Most treat their pain with rest, immobilization (braces or...

Tips for Spine Health Mar 5th, 2020

Back pain is an incredibly common condition for people of virtually all ages. Whether it’s due to a lot of time on your feet, a lot of time sitting, physical strain on the job, or the aches and pains that everyday life can give you, back pain can be a...

Causes of Back Pain Mar 5th, 2020

It doesn’t matter if you’re young or old, an office worker or a construction worker—back pain affects people of all ages and all walks of life. But what factors contribute to back pain? In this blog, the team at The Spine & Pain Center of California, your Fremont pain management...

Blog Mar 5th, 2020

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