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Back Pain, Lower Back Pain – Diagnosis and Treatment

Elise Itano, MD
Board-certified Physiatrist | Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

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Physiatry, or Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R), is dedicated to enhancing or restoring functional ability and quality of life. 

Elise Itano, MD is certified in  provide care for patients, who are experiencing pain, weakness, numbness, and loss of function, by utilizing a wide range of treatments that help maximize the patient’s physical, psychological, social and vocational potential. The physiatrist prescribes treatment and guides the patient through rehabilitation that helps regain function in all areas of life.

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Spine Care

  • Back Pain
  • Lower Back Pain
  • Spine Injuries and Chronic Conditions
  • Arthritis
  • Herniated Disc
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Compression Fractures
  • Sacroiliac Joint Pain
  • Sciatic Pain
  • Radicular Pain

Musculoskeletal Care

Shoulder Pain

  • Arthritis (glenohumeral joint and AC joints)
  • Adhesive capsulitis (Frozen Shoulder)
  • Rotator Cuff tears
  • Biceps Tendonitis
  • Labral Tears
  • Subacromial Bursitis

Hip Pain

  • Arthritis
  • Muscle/Tendon Strains
  • Piriformis Pain
  • Labral Tears
  • Greater trochanteric bursitis

Knee Pain

  • Arthritis
  • Muscle/Tendon Strains
  • Patellofemoral Pain
  • Meniscus tears
  • Bursitis

Arm Pain

  • Tennis Elbow
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Pain Management / Injections

Fluoro-guided Injections

  • Hip Joint
  • Piriformis
  • Spine
    • Epidurals (cervical, thoracic, lumbar, and caudal)
    • SI Joint and Lateral Branch Blocks
    • Facets and Medial Branch Blocks
    • Radiofrequency ablation

In-Office or Ultrasound-guided injections (Steroid and PRP injections)

  • Trigger Point
  • Shoulder
    • Glenohumeral or AC Joint
    • Proximal or Distal Biceps Tendons
    • Bursa
    • Suprascapular Nerve
  • Hip
    • Joint
    • Bursa
  • Knee
    • Joint (Steroid, PRP and Hyaluronic Acid)
    • Fluid Aspiration
    • Baker’s Cyst
    • Bursa
  • Carpal Tunnel
  • Achilles Tendon
  • Ganglion Cyst Fenestration/Aspiration
  • Tennis Elbow

Electromyography and Nerve Conduction Studies

  • Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Spinal Radiculopathies
  • Peripheral Mononeuropathies (nerve entrapment neuropathies)


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