Tuesday, November 24, 2009

In Private Practice for 10 Years in Modesto CA

As we begin our 11th year of Pain Medicine private practice in Modesto CA
we thank our patients for giving us the opportunity to be a partner in their healthcare. 
We also thank our referral sources for their trust and confidence
and the community for their continued support.

Please take a few minutes to share your experience about Dr. Jackie Chan and this growing medical practice by using the comments link below. 
New comments / testimonials will be added as we receive them in our office.

Years in private practice: 10 years as of Sept 2009

  Posted by Irene Chan on Nov 23, 2009 - Modesto CA

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Medical Assistant Job Opening in Modesto Pain Medicine Clinic

An immediate job opening for Medical Assistant Modesto CA. Pain Management / Pain Medicine / EMG / Acupuncture clinic - fast paced, friendly, high-tech.

Front office personnel: work comp insurance authorizations, patient scheduling and appointments, some back office tasks, etc. Bilingual (Spanish). Experience a plus.
Position reference#: 200808MAPainBlog

Details on Pain Management Modesto clinic.
Post date: Aug 3, 2008.
Posted by: Irene Chan.

P.S. I'm not losing sleep over it. It's just that the resignation of the current m.a. was received during our vacation in Hong Kong and we just got back from Hong Kong; i.e. jet-lag. It's now 5:00 p.m. according to my internal clock (Hong Kong time), 2:00 a.m. local time in the US.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Modesto Pain Management Doctor Jackie Chan MD's Website on New Server

Modesto Pain Management Doctor and Medical Acupuncturist's website www.modestopaindoctor.com is now on a new server. It is no long under www.modesto-realtor.com/ModestoPainDoctor sub-directory. Thanks to my brother-in-law Timothy Lai, an online e-commerce guru, who is also a "rocket scientist" (worked on the Titan Centaur before) and was involved in Rand's tink tank projects, for setting up the new server.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

What do Back Pain and Weeds have in common?

Modesto Pain Management doctor Jackie Chan MD thinks back pain and weeds have something in common - they both have to be taken care of at the first sign / sight. While the Modesto back pain specialist focuses on controlling pain conditions by working with patients at the clinic during the week, he relaxes by controlling the weeds in the garden on weekends at his California Central Valley home.

For back pain, he tries prevention like exercises to strength the back and the abdomen, physical therapy, pain killers, acupuncture, epidural injections, trigger point injections, and TENS unit, just to name a few.

For weeds, he uses: pre-emergent, fertilize the lawn to crowd out the weeds, weed killers such as round-up, hand weeding.

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Informative Website on Back Pain

A very informative website on back pain. Topics covered include: prevention of back pain, back and neck pain treatment options, back exercises (in the tutorials section), videos. The website is a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health. Visitors can click on the "espaƱol" tab at the top left of the screen to view the contents in Spanish.

The website is MedlinePlus.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Lower Back Pain Generators - The Origin of Lower Back Pain

There are many reasons for lower back pain. The lower back is defined by the lumbar region of the spine. There are five lumbar vertebral levels and back pain can come from any of those levels. Studies have shown that there are approximately twenty pain generators at each level of the spine. So, twenty generators at five lumbar levels would make it one hundred pain generators.

The sources of lower back pain include, just to name a few:
  • The skin
  • The different muscles
  • Different ligaments of the spine
  • The vertebral bones
  • Facet joints
  • Nerve roots
  • Lumbar disc herniations / herniated discs
Most of the time, back pain does not come from one single source, but rather from several sources. For example, when an elderly individual twists his/her back. He/she may be getting the back pain from arthritis from the facet joints, degeneration of the discs and the pulled muscle. Typically, a lumbar strain will resolve on its own within a few weeks and up to three month (even if one doesn't do anything about it). However, if the pain persists for longer than that, the individual should get evaluation and treatment from a pain doctor / pain physician who specializes in spinal injuries. These pain specialists can frequently help in determining the source of back pain by conducting the necessary workup and provide the appropriate pain relief treatments. These pain relief treatments can range from physical therapy, pain medications, trigger point injections, epidural injections, facet joint injections, acupuncture (accupuncture), and even surgery. Obviously, this is not a complete list of pain treatment options. I would recommend individuals with persistent back pain to seek treatment from a qualified Pain Management / Pain Medicine / Interventional Pain Management / Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (Physiatry) doctor. One can find a pain specialist in the local phone book, through an online search, or talk to one's treating doctor.

Jackie Chan, MD, Modesto California
Board Certified in Pain Management
Board Certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Board Certified in Electrodiagnostic Medicine

About Me

Address: 809 Sylvan Ave, Suite 400 Modesto, CA 95350 P: 209 529-4422 F: 209 529-1711