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May 16th, 2019
Rotator Cuff Pain

If you suffer from pain and stiffness in your back or neck, or if you find it difficult to stand up straight or get out of a chair, it’s likely that you are dealing with some form of spinal facet joint pain. To better understand, the facet joints are the connective points between each bone of the spine. They provide much needed limitations to an individual’s movement. For instance, these joints allow the spine to bend and twist, yet not far enough to cause injury. In order to enable free-flowing movements, each facet joint relies on cartilage and synovial (lubricating) joint fluid.

When arthritis, degenerative disease or an injury occurs, inflammation often builds up within the joint, causing pain. This can occur at any point along the spine, and specific symptoms depend on where the affected joint is located. To obtain an accurate diagnosis, an individual’s joint is sometimes injected with an anesthetic or anti-inflammatory. If immediate relief is felt, the condition is called facet joint syndrome.

When it comes to facet joint pain, individuals may experience acute episodes followed by periods of minimal pain or no pain at all. Thus, for the most effective long-term relief, it’s important to perform treatment that will alleviate pain while providing some rehabilitation. This is why physical therapy and lifestyle conditioning is often coupled with steroid injections, cryotherapy and NSAIDS. Posture training is also helpful in a large number of cases, specifically in those where degenerative changes have taken place.

Have You Run Out Of Options When It Comes To Your Neck And Back Pain? Dr. Dehdari Can Help!

Even so, the success of a spinal injection greatly depends on the experience and technique of the physician. Providing a tremendous benefit to patients with facet joint syndrome, Dr. Dehdari uses his extensive knowledge as a radiologist to perform pinpoint steroid injections. At his Lake Forest, CA practice, Dr. Dehdari utilizes ultrasound-guided injections to target the exact location of a patient’s pain.

Do you feel as though you’ve run out of options when it comes to your neck or back pain? Call Dr. Dehdari at Advanced Healing Institute today!

Posted on behalf of Advanced Healing Institute

22972 El Toro Road
Lake Forest, CA, 92630

Phone: (949) 239-3206

Our Patient Reviews

Advanced Healing Institute

5 / 5.0

Based on 36 reviews

Rich G.

Dr. Reza is a genius. My knee has been bothering me for YEARS since I tore my meniscus playing football. Achy, bothersome, with occasionally a limp. I went into to get PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) and it was everything I thought it would be and then some. The whole procedure took less than an hour, very little to no pain and in less than 24 hours my knee felt brand new. If you are looking for a quality Doctor who offers PRP -- go here! The rates are very on point. He is literally THOUSANDS of dollars less than some other clinics and believe me he does such an amazing job, he could charge 10x's and it would still be worth it. Don't sit there suffering, get up and get help. I am actually thinking of getting my other knee done and its not really necessary. Lol.. 10 STARS...

E Y.

Dr Reza is FANTASTIC. Staff is friendly and very accommodating. I was in such pain. He diagnosed the issue (Bursitis) and clearly understood everything about it from A-Z. So efficient and understanding, not to mention making the procedure painless. I barely slept a hour the night before, saw Dr. Reza at 5pm and was feeling a million times better by 7pm. It's been 36 hours and I went from practically a frozen shoulder in pulsating pain to gaining back 70% of my movement range and most importantly "NO PAIN". just stiffness which is the normal symptoms as kindly explained to me by Dr. Reza. Everything is as promised, I am fully confident that I will be back to 100% range of motion within 3 days. I'm still gonna take it easy and slowly stretch my shoulder back to full strength. Without his service, I would probably be feeling like I was hit by a truck laying in bed miserable. Thank you very much Dr. Reza for helping my aging old bones. Cheers!

Geri C.

I can’t say enough about how intelligent Dr. Reza Dehdari is! I came to him to read my MRI for my ankle and he found a tear that multiple Doctors missed!!!! Simply incredible and I trust him throughly. Thank you so much!

Marina S.

Had the PRP procedure and I have to say no pain at all, going on 6 weeks, if you decide to have the PRP listen to Dr. Dehdari's instructions thoroughly and do the physical therapy, it works and I am so pleased and it's getting better and better as days go on, Dr. Reza Dehdari is the best and very emphatic in explaining all your questions soothing away your doubts, and he checks up on you to make sure all is well, after the PRP procedure. Very trustworthy PRP procedure and his assistant Sandy is also the sweetest caring person you will ever meet. I'm a satisfied customer and patient.

Tara E.

My son went to see Dr. Reza for a shoulder injury he received from repeated use due to training. My son had tried physical therapy and a cortisone shot with little success. Dr. Reza thoroughly explained the benefits of PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) and he felt confident he could help my son. The procedure itself is amazing and my son was comfortable the entire time. I LOVE the fact that my son's own body was healing itself without the use of drugs. His shoulder is so much better and he was able to resume training after two weeks. I would highly recommend the PRP shot with Dr. Reza and will definitely see him again if the need arose.

Helena L.

Within the last 6 months I've suffered two minor injuries on the same knee which have restricted my mobility and caused me a lot of pain. I've seen an orthopedic dr.,, a pain management dr., and a sports medicine dr., all of which simply told me either surgery or learn to live with the pain! I've heard about PRP as an alternative with a high percentage of success. Thus, I made an appointment to see Dr. Dehdari, and was pleasantly surprised by his high level of knowledge, professionalism and thoroughness. Dr. Dehdari reviewed my MRI (previously ordered by the Orthopedist) explained the extent of my injuries, took X-Rays and an ultrasound to carefully determined if I was a good candidate for PRP. I can only say that I wish more doctors will give you the time, attention and care that Dr. Dehdari provides. Thank you Dr Dehdari, thank you for such high work ethics and patient care. Many thanks to his staff as they are as attentive and caring as Dr. Dehdari. It has been only 24 hrs since I received my PRP treatment and my pain levels have drastically gone down! I highly recommend Dr. Dehdari.

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