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PARS DEFECT 

69 year old male Very active.  Likes to hike, bicycle, work out, play golf, etc. His symptoms were pain and irritation from the low back to the feet with the feet being the most problematic area.  The patient
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Chronic Upper Abdominal Pain

Last month one of the pain management physicians associated with our clinic sent us a patient with right side chronic upper abdominal pain. The patient was in a car accident almost two years ago. After initial
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POSTSURGICAL EDEMA

Recently I saw a patient who went through knee replacement. His major problem was significant peripheral edema from below the knee all way to the foot. For more than two weeks I battled with it. I did the
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Misleading Lower Back Pain

A week ago my regular client called and asked me to help his friend who was visiting him in Los Angeles. According to my client, his friend had been suffering from acute lower back pain for more than 10 days. T
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News from the Clinic: Medical Massage Helps Stroke Patient

Medical Massage Helps Stroke Patient A few months ago, I got a call from a thirty five year-old Hispanic female.  The conversation should have taken five minutes but took about an hour.  The reason this conve
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PERSISTENT LOWER ABDOMINAL PAIN

 By Dr. Ross Turchaninov              Two weeks ago a 62 year-old female patient was referred to our clinic by her new primary care physician. For the last 8 months she’s suffered from moderate
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News from the Clinic: Swollen Ankle Joints and Feet Pain

Recently I got a call from a dad of a tenth grade student. His son intensively plays baseball. His father told me that his son had developed pain in the arches on both feet. We talked at length about his son
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News from the Clinic: Mystery Foot Numbness

Recently a 45 year old patient came to our clinic. A year ago he had a total left knee replacement. The pain in the knee affected by osteoarthritis was gone but the active ROM was restricted. PT was able
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News from the Clinic: Herniation

Report from the Los Angeles clinic: “The orthopedic surgeon was wrong twice”                                         This story begins 15 years ago. One day I received a call from a man
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News from the Clinic: Displaced Pain

A few months ago a mother brought in her 11 year old daughter who had a sore great toe. Since her daughter was in gymnastics, the great toe pain was having an effect on her performance. It was obvious that