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Aches and Pains: Musculoskeletal and Myofascial Pains Jul 6th, 2020

Musculoskeletal pain is any pain, including lower pain pain, neck pain, hip pain, shoulder pain, elbow pain, wrist pain, and knee and ankle pain, and might be rapidly occurring or might be long term and chronic. Musculoskeletal pain comprises any type of pain that might be coming from the joints,...

Chronic Abdominal Pain and Chronic Pelvic Pain Jun 5th, 2020

In this blog post, I’d like to address two lesser known conditions that have a variety of causes, sometimes without clear reason, but painful nonetheless. Chronic abdominal pain and chronic pelvic pain are two very painful long term conditions that a pain specialist is uniquely able to address, first to...

Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine May 10th, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered dramatic changes throughout everyday life — and in the medical community as well. Not only are providers across the country postponing elective procedures, but many are also encouraging people to avoid in-office appointments to reduce their risk of exposure to this highly contagious coronavirus.But what...

Migraine Pain Relief in Seattle May 9th, 2020

Most of us have experienced what it is like to have a really bad headache in our lives. Certain people, however, experience bad headaches almost daily and the pain might be so awful that he or she simply is suffering and is unable to function normally due to the intensity...

Telemedicine: A Virtual Approach to Health Care Apr 30th, 2020

In my newest blog post, I'd like to talk about how COVID-19 and Governor Jay Inslee’s “stay-at-home” and social distancing requirement has changed the practice of clinical medicine. All across our country, medical practices are turning toward telemedicine or telehealth to stay in communication with patients throughout this trying time....

Ketamine Therapy: An Alternative Approach to Block and Reverse Chronic Pain Mar 5th, 2020

Ketamine Therapy: An Alternative Approach to Block and Reverse Chronic Pain   Intravenous or IV ketamine therapy is an exciting non-opioid medical approach that can be administered by a trained physician in a pain clinic, and some pain doctors administer ketamine as it has shown usefulness in their practices for...

The Hidden Pain Syndromes: Complex Regional Pain Syndrome / Reflex Sympathic Dystrophy Feb 6th, 2020

In this blog post, I'd like to address an uncommon, but not rare condition, which is probably under-diagnosed due to the difficulty of diagnosis and treatment. I've had much experiencing identifying patients with this condition and have great success in treatments, in both my Interventional Pain Management Fellowship and while...

Sciatica: Getting To the Root of Pinched Nerve Pain Jan 18th, 2020

Sciatica or pinched nerve pain is one of the more frustrating pains with which I've helped patients.    This type of pain can cause an electric-like sensation, sometimes a tingling, aching or burning down the hips or the buttock, possibly shooting down the legs past the knee. Sometimes, there is...

Causes of Low Back Pain Jan 1st, 2020

We've all experienced some type of pain in our body. Headache, migraine, neck pain, knee pain, hip pain and low back pain are all very common types of pain. If we're lucky, it tends to go away within a few days. However some of us are not as lucky as...

A New Year's Resolution to Take Care of You Dec 25th, 2019

Holidays seasons are amazing and memorable time periods in all of our lives. Family gatherings, work parties, good food and companionship. But cold weather, over-eating, and sedentary lifestyle can make us worse off than before. Occasionally, we might even do something physical we wouldn't normally do, like carry something heavy...