How does our site make you feel?
Great   Indifferent
Skip to main content

Dr. Nassiri's Blog

 How Spinal Cord Stimulation Works to Manage Pain

How Spinal Cord Stimulation Works to Manage Pain

Chronic back pain can be a difficult issue to treat, particularly when symptoms persist long after an injury heals. The nervous system and spinal cord are complex structures that can sometimes behave in unusual and unexpected ways.
Jul 1st, 2024
3 Fast Facts About Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

3 Fast Facts About Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

The only time many people hear about hyperbaric oxygen therapy is in the context of treating scuba divers who are suffering from the effects of sudden pressure changes. It’s also a proven therapy for a variety of health issues.
May 28th, 2024

How Chronic Pain Can Affect Your Mental Health

It’s natural to think of physical and mental health as separate components of your overall well-being. Yet, it’s not that simple to separate components of wellness. Your physical state profoundly affects your mental condition, and vice versa.
Apr 1st, 2024
Why Are PRP Injections Becoming Such a Popular Treatment?

Why Are PRP Injections Becoming Such a Popular Treatment?

Harvesting platelets to create a serum called platelet-rich plasma (PRP) gives medical practitioners a natural way to boost your body’s ability to heal itself. PRP uses your own blood without additional medication, a popular new healing therapy.
Mar 1st, 2024
Is Arthritis Reversible?

Is Arthritis Reversible?

The short answer to whether arthritis is reversible is no, it’s not. However, while joint damage resulting from arthritis can’t be cured, treatments and lifestyle changes can help you live a comfortable, mobile life, in spite of the condition.
Feb 2nd, 2024
Can Sciatica Switch Sides?

Can Sciatica Switch Sides?

It’s estimated that up to 43% of Americans have a sciatica experience at some point. This pain syndrome results from irritation of the sciatic nerve. While sciatica symptoms usually affect just one side of your body at a time, they can switch sides.
Jan 11th, 2024
5 Myths and Facts About IV Vitamin Therapy

5 Myths and Facts About IV Vitamin Therapy

The quickest way to provide your system with hydration, medication, and nutrients is through an intravenous (IV) infusion. That’s why IV poles are so prominent in hospitals. Therapeutic vitamin therapy is also an option for everyday health. 
Nov 6th, 2023
How Can I Treat Chronic Pain Without Medication?

How Can I Treat Chronic Pain Without Medication?

Chronic pain — symptoms lasting three months or more — can be difficult to manage. Medications may work in the short term, but side effects and drug dependence make them less than ideal for chronic issues. Do you have alternatives without medicine?
Oct 1st, 2023
Oh, My Aching Joints!

Oh, My Aching Joints!

Joint pain is a common complaint, and it can happen anywhere on your body, from your fingers and toes to your shoulders, hips, knees, and more. Understanding the causes of joint pain can help you get relief.
Sep 1st, 2023
Does Knee Pain Respond Well to Surgery?

Does Knee Pain Respond Well to Surgery?

While knee surgery isn’t considered among the most painful, any surgery can cause discomfort in the recovery stages. Most knee surgeries target some form of knee pain, usually with successful results.
Aug 1st, 2023
Will My Sciatica Pain Keep Getting Worse?

Will My Sciatica Pain Keep Getting Worse?

Pain from irritation or compression of the sciatic nerve creates a collection of symptoms referred to as sciatica. Usually, these symptoms resolve with a minimum of care, but it’s possible they become chronic or more intense over time.
Jul 12th, 2023
Is PRP Right for Me?

Is PRP Right for Me?

Your body is often its own best healer. The field of regenerative medicine recognizes this principle and focuses on helping natural healing systems work more efficiently. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy brings extra resources to help the process.
Jun 1st, 2023
Managing Arthritis Pain: 7 Key Benefits of Physical Therapy

Managing Arthritis Pain: 7 Key Benefits of Physical Therapy

The most common forms of arthritis are degenerative conditions without cure. Treatment focuses on minimizing pain and reducing the impact of the disease on your body. A key treatment for many arthritis patients is physical therapy.
May 1st, 2023
Can PRP Therapy Help Heal My Shoulder Injury?

Can PRP Therapy Help Heal My Shoulder Injury?

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is an autonomic regenerative treatment technique, meaning that it’s derived from your own body tissue to help speed up natural healing. Useful for many musculoskeletal issues, PRP can help with your shoulder injury.
Apr 5th, 2023
Tired of Feeling Tired All the Time? Try IV Vitamin Therapy

Tired of Feeling Tired All the Time? Try IV Vitamin Therapy

The demands of life can leave you listless and tired, even if your sleep routine is on track. In the absence of illness, it may come down to low levels of essential nutrients, regardless of any oral supplements. IV vitamin therapy may be the answer.
Feb 8th, 2023
5 Possible Causes of Pain Under Your Shoulder Blades

5 Possible Causes of Pain Under Your Shoulder Blades

While back pain is usually associated with the neck and lower back, the area under your shoulder blades is also a common location for pain, and for a potentially wide range of reasons. Here are five possible causes of pain under your shoulder blades.
Jan 1st, 2023
Treating Back Pain After an Epidural

Treating Back Pain After an Epidural

Childbirth can be a painful experience, and a common procedure offered to expectant moms is the epidural, an injection that blocks pain signals from the lower part of your body. Sometimes, it seems the shot leaves back pain in its wake.
Nov 1st, 2022
Posture Tips for Improving Neck Pain

Posture Tips for Improving Neck Pain

Called text neck or tech neck, the result is called neck pain if you’ve got chronic forward-head posture. Contemporary electronics often nudge us into positions that compromise the benefits of sitting and standing in a balanced way.
Oct 6th, 2022
 Exercises that Help (or Hurt) Your Knees

Exercises that Help (or Hurt) Your Knees

When you hurt, the natural reaction is to rest. Yet, when your knee is involved, the best thing you can do for many types of pain is supportive, strength-building exercise. You can, however, overdo it by choosing the wrong activities.
Sep 8th, 2022
What Are My Pill-Free Options for Pain Relief?

What Are My Pill-Free Options for Pain Relief?

Both patients and doctors alike are turning away from pill-based pain management techniques to avoid the damage that’s possible from the side effects of drugs. This gives rise to the popularity of a wide array of pill-free options for pain relief.
Aug 4th, 2022
5 Conditions That Cause Lasting Shoulder Pain

5 Conditions That Cause Lasting Shoulder Pain

Your shoulder is the most complex joint in your body, capable of extraordinary motion with plenty of strength. There are many disorders that affect the joint, with five conditions that are usually responsible for lasting shoulder pain.
Jul 7th, 2022
Is Your Diet Contributing to Your Back Pain?

Is Your Diet Contributing to Your Back Pain?

Knowing that back pain is common is no consolation when it’s happening to you. The problem often comes down to soft tissue inflammation, and your diet may play an unexpected role in combating the pain.
Jun 1st, 2022
5 Ways Good Posture Is Good for You

5 Ways Good Posture Is Good for You

If life is all about balance, then yours might start with the way you sit or stand. Good posture simply makes life easier for your body. Attention to your body’s form at rest provides a range of benefits across your personal health spectrum.
May 1st, 2022
Try These Stretches If You Have Sciatica

Try These Stretches If You Have Sciatica

Sciatica is a collection of symptoms that result from compression of the sciatic nerve. While in many cases, the reason for the pain and other sensations may clear, you can find relief and prevention by using dedicated exercises.
Apr 1st, 2022
The Link Between Poor Nutrition and Headaches

The Link Between Poor Nutrition and Headaches

Is there a connection between headaches and the food you eat? While there are few conclusions drawn from research, there’s plenty of anecdotal evidence from patients. If you suspect your diet is linked to your headaches, here’s what you need to know.
Mar 1st, 2022
Our Medication-Free Pain Management Methods

Our Medication-Free Pain Management Methods

When you have a medical condition that causes chronic pain, symptom management can be difficult. Pain medications may be addictive, or your body may resist their effects over time. Medication-free pain relief alternatives can help.
Jan 1st, 2022
Are Your Shoes to Blame for Your Knee Pain?

Are Your Shoes to Blame for Your Knee Pain?

Your feet and knees share the job of supporting your body while also permitting movement while walking, running, and climbing. As part of an interrelated system, it’s possible that anything affecting your feet could also affect your knees.
Dec 1st, 2021
How to Manage Back Pain When You're Pregnant

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

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

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?

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
Get treatment for your pain before it gets worse.

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

When Your Neck Pain Could be the Sign of a More Serious Problem

Most neck pain isn’t serious, although most people are understandably concerned about issues that involve the spine. Generally, you feel better in a few days. There are, however, some problems that are more serious and require medical attention.
May 31st, 2019
Amniotic Regenerative Cell Therapy Westside Pain Specialists

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
Dr. Nassiri, Sciatica, back pain, Westside Pain Specialists

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