Dr. Nassiri's Blog

How to Manage Back Pain When You're Pregnant

Back pain is a common complaint for pregnant women, particularly in the later stages. The size and position of the baby place a heavy demand on the spine and its supporting muscles. Managing back pain is a real problem for many moms-to-be.

Nov 3rd, 2021
The Healing Benefits of PRP Injections

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy continues to grow in popularity as a natural, drug-free complementary treatment that can reduce inflammation, pain, and dependence on medications that may carry harmful side effects.

Oct 1st, 2021
Treatment for Your Sciatica

Sciatica is a common pain syndrome that affects much of the population, becoming even more likely as you get older. A collection of symptoms rather than a condition itself, sciatica is treated based on the underlying cause of your symptoms.

Sep 1st, 2021
What's Causing My Severe Knee Pain?

When you have severe pain in one or both knees, your mobility grinds to a halt. Without the strength and mobility that the knees allow, even the most basic daily tasks are difficult or impossible. Severe knee pain can start in several ways.

Aug 2nd, 2021
How to Manage Your Arthritis

Arthritis affects over 50 million Americans to some degree. A collection of degenerative conditions affecting your joints, arthritis typically demands a multifaceted treatment approach that combines lifestyle options and medical care.

Jul 27th, 2021
Symptoms in Your Hands Could Stem From Your Neck

Carpal tunnel syndrome causes tingling, numbness, and even pain in your hands, so it’s easy to suspect this condition as the reason for your symptoms. However, issues in your neck could also be behind the problems in your hands.

May 4th, 2021
Understanding the Healing Power of Stem Cells

Regenerative medicine seeks to enhance your body’s natural ability to repair itself rather than forcing unnatural or pharmaceutical interventions that often carry negative side effects. Stem cell therapy has enormous potential healing power.

Mar 2nd, 2021
Here Are Your Alternatives to Prescription Pain Management

Chronic pain contributes to the current opioid crisis. It’s not all about street-level drug use, but rather driven by people suffering from painful conditions with few treatment options. Here are some alternatives to conventional pain meds.

Feb 2nd, 2021
These Bad Habits Are Making Your Back Pain Worse

Back pain is one of the most common complaints that virtually everyone experiences at some point in their lives. It’s easy, though, to bring the problem upon yourself with just a few bad back habits. Here’s a look at some of the most common.

Jan 1st, 2021
What Is Tech Neck?

Tech neck or text neck isn’t a diagnosis, but it is a syndrome of symptoms resulting from the odd postures adopted to use contemporary technology such as computers, tablets, and smartphones. These body poses contribute to repetitive strain.

Dec 1st, 2020
Regular Back Pain Vs. Sciatica

Back pain is a medical complaint that virtually everyone endures at some point in their lives. The sciatic nerve often gets the blame, but it’s not always the culprit. There are other reasons you may be feeling sciatica-type symptoms.

Nov 1st, 2020
Common Causes of Knee Pain

Your knees take quite a beating from everyday life, and even more so if you’re active. Knee pain is a frequent complaint for people of all ages, and it can be a symptom of problems minor or major. Here’s a list of common reasons behind the pain.

Oct 15th, 2020
PRP and Me: Am I a Candidate?

Platelet-rich plasma therapy may be part of a wave of the future for medical care in the field of regenerative medicine. While PRP is not yet robustly studied, it’s drug-free, using your own blood to supplement other pain treatments.

Sep 14th, 2020
Don't Let Arthritis Keep You From Enjoying Life

Arthritis comes in many types and forms, most of which can leave you in pain while hindering your mobility. Because arthritis is an incurable condition, pain management is typically a primary treatment to keep your life limitations to a minimum.

Aug 6th, 2020
Pain Medicine and COVID-19: What You Should Know

News media reported early in the COVID-19 pandemic that some pain medications may have negative effects on the viral infection and its symptoms. There’s no evidence, however, that this is the case, and over-the-counter pain relief remains safe.

Jul 9th, 2020
How to Prevent Lower Back Pain

About 80% of all American adults experience back pain at some point in their lives. You can reduce your own chances of joining their ranks by making lifestyle changes and increasing your awareness of your body’s mechanics.

Jun 8th, 2020
Why Does My Shoulder Hurt?

Shoulder pain has many potential issues, from simple overuse to tears and fractures. Arthritis may also be a factor. Because of the potential impact on your life, pain management for shoulder issues can be vitally important.

May 13th, 2020
5 Myths About Arthritis

Comprising over 100 conditions, arthritic diseases have plenty of room for disinformation. The two most common are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, and even just these two present plenty of confusion. Let’s dispel five arthritis myths.

Apr 10th, 2020
Why You Shouldn't Ignore That Popping Sound in Your Shoulder

Pops, snaps, grinds, and crackles seem to be part of getting older or dealing with the effects of hard work. When your shoulder pops, it may be time to have it checked, since it could be an early sign of a bigger problem, even if you feel no pain.

Mar 2nd, 2020
How Your Weight Affects Your Sciatic Nerve Pain

Your sciatic nerve can become inflamed when there’s an unbalanced load on your lower back. Whether it’s a dull ache or sharp pain, sciatica can also bring numbness and tingling in your legs, along the nerve’s path. Does your weight make a difference?

Dec 1st, 2019
Is Back Pain Normal As You Age?

If it feels like the older you get, the more your back hurts, it’s not your imagination. Your body won’t last forever, and among the unpleasant consequences of these changes is nerve inflammation that’s often the source of back pain.

Nov 1st, 2019
This Is How Arthritis Affects Your Joints

Osteoarthritis is a common condition of aging, reflecting years of wear and tear on your joints. However, there are over 100 types of arthritis, each adding up to swelling, tenderness, and pain in one or more joints in your body.

Oct 1st, 2019
The Dangers of Tech Neck

Tech neck is a modern-day ailment that can affect nearly 80% of people whose daily lives are dominated by tablets and smartphones. Such continual use of these devices, however, can leave your neck in postures that take a toll on your spine.

Aug 1st, 2019
The Benefits of IV Vitamin Therapy for Fibromyalgia Pain

With so little known in the medical community about fibromyalgia and its causes, effective treatment is hard to formulate. Vitamin therapy delivered by intravenous infusion shows remarkable drug-free results to reduce pain and fatigue.

Jul 1st, 2019
3 Amazing Benefits of Amniotic Regenerative Cell Therapy

Regenerative medicine is a fast-developing field of study that offers amazing recuperative results by amplifying your body’s natural healing abilities. Stem cell therapy using amniotic tissue sources carries a wide range of benefits.

May 6th, 2019
Will I Need Surgery to Cure My Chronic Shoulder Pain?

Your shoulders are complex joints capable of great strength and movement. When something goes wrong, however, even simple daily tasks can turn difficult — maybe even impossible. Surgery to correct shoulder problems may be avoidable.

Apr 1st, 2019
How PRP Can Help With Treating Chronic Pain

About 50 million Americans live with chronic pain, and almost 20 million of them have debilitating, high-impact conditions. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy shows promise as a treatment for some types of chronic pain.

Mar 1st, 2019
What You Should Know About Ketamine Infusion Therapy

An estimated 1 in 10 Americans lives with chronic pain — pain lasting at least three months — so managing the condition is a key part of daily life. Ketamine infusions can be an effective way to ease pain and break a dependence on other medications.

Feb 1st, 2019
Why Sciatica Pain Should Never Be Ignored

Though most attacks of sciatica are temporary, the pain can be both severe and wide-ranging, extending from your lower back along the path of the sciatic nerve, potentially affecting several areas. Some cases can cause permanent nerve damage.

Dec 6th, 2018
How PRP Is Changing The Way People Deal With Pain

Regenerative medicine helps your body’s natural healing systems repair damage that causes pain. Platelet-rich plasma therapy is a regenerative technique that jump-starts and supports these repairs using healing qualities of your own blood.

Nov 16th, 2018
Stem Cell Therapy: What Are The Benefits?

Your body has amazing self-healing capabilities. Regenerative medicine is an emerging field that bolsters natural body repair systems. Stem cells offer new and exciting ways to treat tissue damage, joint deterioration, and the accompanying pain.

Oct 12th, 2018
Understanding the Steps to Dealing with Chronic Pain

The number of people living with chronic pain is staggering, which is driving new research and, more importantly, new solutions. Read on to find out how we can help you fight back against chronic pain from every angle.

Sep 26th, 2018
Am I a Good Candidate for PRP?

Does arthritis in your knee keep you from doing the things you love? Or do you keep re-injuring the same ankle? You may be a good candidate for PRP. Keep reading to learn about this innovative procedure and what it can do to reduce your pain.

Aug 24th, 2018
What Is Frozen Shoulder?

Pain and stiffness in your shoulder greatly interfere with your ability to do everyday tasks. These symptoms may indicate frozen shoulder or adhesive capsulitis. Read on to find out more about this common condition.

Jul 20th, 2018
5 Great Ways to Exercise When You Have Arthritis

Arthritis, in all its many forms, presents a huge dilemma for sufferers: One of the best ways to fight back — exercise — is blocked by the disease itself. Here are five great ways to exercise with arthritis.

Jun 4th, 2018
10 Tips to Relieve Tech Neck

Tech neck is a real pain in the neck. The stiffness and limited mobility complicate daily tasks, such as driving and relentlessly checking your ex’s social media status. But if you’re smart about how you use your smartphone, you can stay pain-free while st

May 16th, 2018
PRP: A Game-Changer for Aging Joints

Your body undergoes numerous changes with, especially in your joints. But you don’t have to live with the pain and stiffness that accompanies aging, thanks to platelet-rich plasma therapy (PRP).

Apr 25th, 2018
How to Protect Your Knees During Exercise

Exercise is good for the body and soul but can wreak havoc on your knee joints. If you love running or other potentially knee-damaging activities, there are ways to prevent long-term consequences. We offer some expert tips to protect your knees!

Mar 29th, 2018
Can Sciatica Symptoms Be Dangerous?

Most sciatic nerve pain, as severe as it may be, resolves itself with rest and gentle treatment. However, the sciatic nerves are major players in the sensation and movement of your legs, and there are several conditions where pain warns of medical danger.

Feb 14th, 2018
Is My Pain Condition Real? Why Chronic Pain Can Seem Psychosomatic

Psychosomatic pain isn’t imaginary. It’s pain that doesn’t have an attributable physical cause, but it’s no less real, and it can impact your life as much as any other pain. We examine some of the connections between chronic pain and psychosomatic origins.

Jan 31st, 2018
The Connection Between Stress and Chronic Pain

With no reprieve from pain and discomfort, stress becomes an ever-increasing burden. However, there’s a reverse relationship between stress and chronic pain as well, where physical malady follows the presence of chronic stress, rather than preceding it.

Nov 27th, 2017
8 Alternative Therapies for Easing Arthritis Pain

Arthritis is the most common joint disease and the leading cause of disability in the United States. It also gets progressively worse with age, so you need long term and effective treatments to stay active.

Oct 20th, 2017