dr eric chang
6Jun, 2017

Meet a Chronic Pain Specialist – Dr. Eric Chang

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One of Our Excellent Pain Specialists Although Dr. Eric Chang has been with us since the beginning of RESTORE Orthopedics, recently we produced some footage to give you an inside look at how he cares for his patients. He specializes in interventional pain medicine, along with sports and regenerative medicine. The first video gives an idea of who Dr. Chang is, and his mission to free patients who are imprisoned by chronic pain. In the second and third videos, patients share their personal experiences of treatment with Dr. Chang. Dr. Chang is a warm, capable personality. He serves those patients […]

20Apr, 2017

New Patient Experience Video with Dr. Gregory Carlson

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In case you haven’t seen yet on the front page, we released a new video of Dr. Carlson and one of his patients! Here at RESTORE Orthopedics, we are adamant about maintaining a relationship with our patients — a relationship built of trust and the confidence that your doctor really does have your best interest in mind. Finally, medicine is personal again. Anne was excited to share her experience of spine surgery with Dr. Carlson and our team at RESTORE, and we are thrilled that she was willing to let her voice be heard. Thank […]

Steve Mora
9Apr, 2017

Dr. Steve Mora Treats MMA Injuries – Athlete Michael Bisping

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Michael Bisping: “Dr. Mora has a fantastic understanding of my sport and what we go through, the demands on our body, and completely understands where we’re coming from… He understands that, as fighters and mixed martial artists, what we do is necessary, and helps us through it, helps us in every way.” About Steve A. Mora MD: Dr. Mora is a native of Orange County. He graduated from Anaheim High School in Orange County CA. He completed his training at the UC Irvine where he finished in the top of […]

6Apr, 2017

Ketamine Infusions – Can They Relieve Your Chronic Pain?

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Intravenous Ketamine Infusion – Would it Relieve Your Chronic Pain? by Andrew Germanovich, DO Restore Orthopedics and Spine Center, Orange County   Ketamine is a drug normally used in anesthesia to create a state of unconsciousness, dissociation or sedation. The effects depend on the dose. It has been used throughout the world since the 1960’s. Recently, it has been used to treat many chronic pain syndromes like CRPS, treatment-resistant fibromyalgia, post-herpetic neuralgia and severe depression. There are over 1,000 publications promoting use of Ketamine for reasons other than anesthesia. Low dose Ketamine infusion for […]

5Jan, 2017

Explore Adult Stem Cells for Shoulder Pain

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Explore Adult Stem Cells for Shoulder Pain   By Eric Chang MD and Robert Stowe Restore Orthopedics and Spine Center, Orange County   It is estimated that shoulder pain is the 3rd most common musculoskeletal problem in the United States. Are you suffering from shoulder pain and looking for an innovative, proven, and minimally invasive approach to treatment? What are Mesenchymal Stem Cells? Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSC) are a type of adult stem cell that eventually develop into cells that make up our bones, muscles, nerves, adipose tissue among other things […]

4Jan, 2017

Flatfeet – When is Treatment Necessary?

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Flatfeet – When is Treatment Necessary?   By Michael Gillman MD Restore Orthopedics and Spine Center, Orange County   Symptoms Associated with Flatfeet include: Collapse of midfoot Foot deformity Excessive shoe wear Painful callus formation Knee pain. Believe it or not, a majority of children aged 1-5 have flatfeet.  About 95% of the time we “grow out” of our flatfeet by the time we are adults.   Orthotic treatment vs an evaluation by a trained orthopedic specialist: In some cases flatfeet can be treated with simple over the counter orthotics or […]

5Nov, 2016

What is Short Leg Syndrome?

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What is Short Leg Syndrome?   By Andrew Germanovich DO and Robert Stowe MS Restore Orthopedics and Spine Center, Orange County Short leg syndrome (SLS) is better known in the medical community as Leg Length Discrepancy. In the simplest terms, one who suffers from SLS will have one leg that is shorter than the other. The length difference does not have to be large to make a difference in your body. We are not symmetric. Leg length discrepancy up to 1.5 cm (0.6 of an inch) is usually tolerated well […]

7Sep, 2016

What is Flatback Syndrome?

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What is Flatback Syndrome? By Dr. Samuel Bederman MD, PhD Orange County Spine Specialist When the lower back (lumbar spine) loses its normal swayback curve (lordosis) this can result in FLATBACK DEFORMITY.  The main symptoms of Flatback Deformity are difficulty standing up straight often associated with low back or leg pain.  Typically, these symptoms get worse towards the end of the day as the muscles supporting the back and legs fatigue.  In an attempt to adjust for the Flatback Deformity, patients may extend their hips by rotating the pelvis backwards […]

2Aug, 2016

Advances in Total Hip Replacement Surgery

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Are you considering having hip replacement surgery? Do you worry about the surgical risks and recovery? This is a common concern. While a great majority of patients do well with hip replacement surgery, a small percentage of folks experience post surgical complications. Post surgical complications can occur regardless of the surgical approach (anterior vs posterior incisions) or the implant used. A majority of these problem cases involve non-ideal positioning (mal-positioning) of the surgical implants, specifically the cup. Cup mal-position can occur even in the best of hands. Believe it or […]

12Jul, 2016

Night Time Shoulder Pain and What To Do About It

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By Steve Mora MD Orange County Shoulder Specialist at Restore One very common complaint I hear from patients with shoulder problems is “doc my shoulder pain wakes me up at night”. The pain can occur whether or not one lies on the painful shoulder, opposite side or on their back.  Patients cannot find a comfortable sleeping position.  The pain just does not let them sleep well. Night time shoulder pain is probably the most common symptom I see in patients with shoulder conditions such as tenditinis, bursitis, tendinosis, impingement, rotator […]