Neuropathic Pain Article Featured on Cover of Practical Pain Management

I recently wrote an article about nerve pain for Practical Pain Management titled “Assessment and Treatment of Neuropathic Pain.”  I just learned that they have chosen to feature the article on the cover of this month’s issue!  Practical Pain Management is the most read journal for pain specialists and I am honored to have my article.. read more →

Ventura Pain and Spine Physicians in the News!

News outlets in Ventura and Camarillo have been picking up word of our Grand Opening! It is often said that there is a national shortage of pain doctors; less than 1% of physicians specialize in this field. It’s my hope that I can fill this niche for Ventura County. Lucian (age 7 mo) and I.. read more →

Botox for Migraine Headaches

Botox is famous for its cosmetic use by some doctors to reduce wrinkles.  Some observant doctors noticed that patients with chronic migraine headaches that received cosmetic Botox treatments had improvement in their headache symptoms.  Studies were done, showing that Botox does indeed reduce the frequency of migraine headaches.  In 2010, the FDA approved the use.. read more →

Pain Medicine News: “Progress, If No Breakthroughs, In Chronic Post-op Pain”

Pain Medicine News is a very good monthly newspaper that focuses on breakthroughs in the science and treatment of chronic pain.  Unlike medical journals, which can be difficult and expensive for patients to understand and access, this newspaper does a good job of summarizing the findings and making them available for free.  Although some of.. read more →

Low Back Pain Treatment: Radiofrequency for Facet Joint Pain

As I mentioned previously, facet joints are a common and underdiagnosed source of chronic low back pain.  Medical studies show that 15-40% of non-sciatica low back pain is caused by facet joint problems.  Fortunately, one of the most safe and effective treatments in all of pain medicine (radiofrequency neurotomy) targets facet joint pain specifically. Part.. read more →