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How Kyphoplasty Relieves Nerve pain Sep 8th, 2021

Back pain is the number one cause of missed workdays, but the reality is that back pain doesn’t just affect your career δΈ€ it affects every aspect of your life. And that’s where the pain management specialists at LA Pain Doctor come in. Dr. Firas Hijazi and Dr. Satvik Munshi...

Things You’re Doing That Make Your Sciatica Worse Aug 12th, 2021

Your sciatic nerves are the longest in your body. They run from the base of your spine, down the back of your legs from your buttocks to your legs. When the sciatic nerve becomes irritated, it creates a condition called sciatica. Many people with sciatica come to us with pain...

5 Tips to Protect Your Back Jul 4th, 2021

Think about the role your back plays in your life — as the foundational structure for your entire body, it’s responsible for much of your support, mobility, and range of motion. Given these duties, it’s hardly surprising that back pain develops as often as it does — in fact, it’s...

Why Do I Keep Getting Headaches? Jun 14th, 2021

Everyone gets a tension headache on occasion. Usually, when you get one of these types of headaches, you can take an analgesic and it goes away. But for about 17% of the population, headaches are a more frequent occurrence that can really interfere with their quality of life. Recurring headaches...

Sprains and Strains: What to Do About These Common Sports Injuries May 14th, 2021

Joint sprains and muscle strains happen in even the most diligent athletes. At LA Pain Doctor, pain management experts Firas Hijazi, MD and Satvik Munshi, MD know how sprains and strains can interfere with your ability to stay active. If you’re sidelined by pain or immobility because of a sprain,...

Do You Have a Frozen Shoulder? Apr 1st, 2021

Shoulder pain is relatively common and has many causes, including adhesive capsulitis — commonly known as a frozen shoulder. While minor shoulder injuries can cause pain and stiffness, these symptoms usually subside with a few days of rest and at-home care. If your symptoms persist, it’s time to talk to...

5 Symptoms of Arthritis Mar 15th, 2021

As pain management specialists, the expert providers at LA Pain Doctor understand that swollen, painful joints can limit your life. Joint pain can prevent you from doing the things you need to do and the things you enjoy doing. Although there is no cure for arthritis, there are treatments and...

What Are the Different Types of Headaches? Feb 12th, 2021

Nearly everyone can recall the feeling of having a persistent headache that interferes with their day. What you may not know is that there are over 150 different kinds of headaches that can erupt without much warning and some can pose a serious threat to your health. At LA Pain...

When You Should Consider Using Medications to Manage Your Pain Jan 7th, 2021

Pain affects everyone differently. What you can tolerate pain-wise may be beyond the limits of what someone else can handle. For this reason, managing pain requires the personalized approach Satvik Munshi, MD, and Firas Hijazi, MD, use at LA Pain Doctor. Our providers offer a variety of interventional pain management...

How Sports Injuries Are Set Apart from Others Dec 11th, 2020

Sports injuries can be painful and limit your future performance in your favorite sport. At LA Pain Doctor, interventional pain management specialists Firas Hijazi, MD, and Satvik Munshi, MD, understand how complex and disruptive sports injuries can be. The LA Pain Doctor team offers comprehensive treatment services to help you...

What Conditions Will Joint Injections Help? Nov 12th, 2020

Chronic joint pain can change your life for the worse. When every movement you make causes excruciating pain or when you’re limited by joint swelling and stiffness, you’re likely missing out on too much of your life. But you certainly don’t have to live that way. At LA Pain Doctor,...

The Link Between Smoking and Herniated Discs Oct 7th, 2020

Smoking is a known cause of many long-term, serious health complications, including lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD), and heart disease. But did you know smoking can also increase your risk for chronic back pain due to herniated discs and degenerative disc disease? At LA Pain Doctor, experienced interventional...

Will My Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Ever Go Away? Sep 9th, 2020

After you heal from an injury, like foot trauma or a sprained ankle, you may still experience chronic pain that doesn’t seem to go away. This may be your first indication that you have a condition known as complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS). As experienced pain specialists, the physicians at...

I Had Back Surgery, But I’m Still in Pain — Now What? Aug 7th, 2020

Having back surgery to repair a herniated disc or treat a compression fracture may be effective at relieving chronic pain for many people, but some may still experience persistent post-surgical pain. At LA Pain Doctor, interventional pain management specialists, Firas Hijazi, MD, and Satvik Munshi, MD, are highly skilled in...

5 Tips for Preventing Sports-Related Shoulder Injuries Jul 26th, 2020

Your shoulder is a complex joint that is highly versatile and makes it possible to participate in a wide variety of sports. If you’re into sports that rely on shoulder movements, you may be at increased risk for experiencing a painful shoulder injury.   Experienced pain management specialists, Firas Hijazi, MD,...

Prolotherapy: How Does It Work and What Conditions Does It Treat? Jun 22nd, 2020

One in five adults in the United States struggles with chronic pain, to say nothing of the millions more who are coping with acute pain on any given day. At LA Pain Doctor, our team of pain management specialists, led by Drs. Firas Hijazi and Satvik Munshi, understands the incredibly...

These Lifestyle Modifications Can Prevent Your Sciatica From Acting Up May 29th, 2020

Your sciatic nerve is the largest nerve in your body, which is made perfectly clear when it’s been compromised. If you’re in the midst of a sciatica attack, your primary goal is to restore pain-free movement in your lower back and legs.  Here at LA Pain Doctor, our team of...

Best Treatment Options for Your Arthritis Apr 17th, 2020

The numbers surrounding the prevalence of arthritis in the United States were thought to be around 54 million, but new reports suggest that this number may be as high as 91 million. And this number is expected to rise over the next 20 years as the population ages. If you...