COVID-19 Updates

American Spine strongly recommends the consideration of patient safety above all else.

Pain management physicians have a moral and ethical responsibility to address pain, which can have profound, widespread consequences if left untreated. The undertreatment of pain has been causally linked to the opioid crisis.

Access to pain treatment has been called a fundamental human right by numerous organizations, similar to the right to access basic medical care, housing, and free speech
Pain is inherently subjective, and there is enormous variation in how patients report their pain and react to their pain.

Patients with the same pathology can respond dramatically differently to treatment, and react in myriad ways to having anticipated treatment withheld including becoming socially withdrawn, functionally disabled, and suicidal.

In conjunction with the The Corona Virus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act, most current visits are being performed from home via tele-medicine as it is imperative during this public health emergency that patients avoid travel, when possible, to physicians offices, clinics, hospitals, or other health care facilities where they could risk their own or others exposure to further illness.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic resulting in Governor Newsoms Declaration of a State of Emergency, and numerous County Departments of Public Health declaring a local and public health emergency in response to the increased spread of COVID-19 across the cities, state, and world; President Donald Trump declaring a national emergency over the outbreak, and the directive from those government officials to ensure and facilitate social distancing, and to protect the health and safety of the public,

Urgent and semi-urgent cases will be addressed without delay including MRI imaging, injection procedures, and surgery if necessary.

Although we may discuss and recommend specific procedures for pain control, due to the COVID-19 outbreak, we will be assessing the acuity of the pain and the risks of deferring treatment compared to the risk of spread of the contagion to make a clinical decision as to whether this procedure can be delayed or would be deemed semi-urgent. Semi-urgent procedures will be scheduled immediately while non-urgent elective patient procedures will be delayed for approximately 14 days. We will also be taking into account risk factors such as old age, lung disease and those with immunocompromised health. Patient’s expressions of the severity of their pain and willingness to proceed versus their decision to safely stay home combined with the physician’s input, evaluation and recommendations weigh heavy in determining their immediate treatment decisions.

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CERRITOS

11911 Artesia Blvd., #205
Cerritos, CA 90701


CORONA

1810 Fullerton Ave., #104
Corona, CA 92881


LAKE ELSINORE

1810 Fullerton Ave., #104
Corona, CA 92881


MISSION VALLEY

2878 Camino Del Rio South, #120
San Diego, CA 92108


NORTHRIDGE

9335 Reseda Blvd., #102
Northridge, CA 91324


ORANGE

1500 E. Katella Ave., Bldg D.
Orange, CA 92867


RANCHO BERNARDO

15817 Bernardo Center Dr., #105
San Diego, CA 92127


SAN BERNARDINO

370 West 6th St., #100
San Bernardino, CA 92401


SAN JACINTO

1695 S San Jacinto Ave., #1-1
San Jacinto, CA. 92582


SANTA ANA

800 N Tustin, #1
Santa Ana, CA 92705

UPLAND/RANCHO CUCAMONGA

330 E. 7th St., 2nd Floor
Upland, CA 91786


VICTORVILLE / HESPERIA / APPLE VALLEY

15462 Main St.
Hesperia, CA 92345


SAN GABRIEL / EAST LA

207 Santa Anita Street, Suite 336
San Gabriel, CA 91776

SAN JOSE

150 N Jackson Ave.
San Jose, Ca 95116


Laguna Hills

25251 Paseo De Alicia Suite #204
Laguna Hills California, 92653