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Dr. Justin Lo

Pain Management
San Jose, CA
22 years experience male

Locations

PainCare of Silicon Valley

San Jose, CA

Address

2101 Forest Ave #220A, San Jose, CA
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My office hours

Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00am
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Fax

(408) 295-8061

About

Bio

I'm a pain specialist in the San Jose area. My focus is the interventional treatment of acute and chronic pain spine pain. Currently I am one of the founders of PainCare of Silicon Valley and Healthy Pain Management.

Specialties
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Pain Management

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

48 Answers
3 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Lo
Pain Management 22 years experience
Need more workup: Sounds like muscle spasms, and assuming it is- the main question is why. Muscles spasm in response to being overworked such as with exercise, manual ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Justin Lo
Pain Management 22 years experience
Possibly: True sciatic nerve pain typically manifests from compression or irritation of the sciatic nerve by the piriformis muscle, which is in the upper buttoc... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Lo
Pain Management 22 years experience
Not sensitive test: Xray will show large obvious bony masses but this is not asensitive way to evaluate for cancer. Consider a pet scan or MRI depending on symptoms. But ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Lo
Pain Management 22 years experience
No: Absolutely not. Any medication that can impair cognitive function, coordination, reflexes, motor function- should be avoided before driving. Especiall... Read More
A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Justin Lo
Pain Management 22 years experience
Yes: As far as shingles, no. You are young and the likelihood of developing post shingles pain is lower (absent any coexisting medical issues) . The main c... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Justin Lo
Pain Management 22 years experience
Need more details: Back pain related side effects to what? If u are asking whether there are long term long ted sequelae to lbp, then it depends on the cause of back pai... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Lo
Pain Management 22 years experience
Complicated: Relying solely on medications is not an optimal solution. Pain meds won't fix your problem and thus taking them will lead to tolerance and risk dose e... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Justin Lo
Pain Management 22 years experience
True sciatica?: True sciatic nerve pain typically results from compression or irritation from the piriformis muscle in the buttocks. Treatment can include physical th... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Justin Lo
Pain Management 22 years experience
MRI?: If you have pain radiating into your legs, or you have numbness, tingling, or weakness in your legs- you should be checked out by a spine specialist a... Read More
A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Lo
Pain Management 22 years experience
Need more info: Obviously rule out serious causes such as heart attack but it's not likely. Things to consider will be a pinched nerve in your back, muscle spasms, k... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Lo
Pain Management 22 years experience
Yes: In the absence of trauma, accident, lifting/exercise injury- poor posture and daily spine hygiene is a common cause of precipitating muscle spasms and... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Justin Lo
Pain Management 22 years experience
No good answer: There is no one pain medication that works the best for back pain. Every medicine works to different degrees in each patient. It's more important to i... Read More
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Justin Lo
Pain Management 22 years experience
Pinched nerve: Sounds like a pinched nerve in the back, known as radiculopathy; however, it's commonly known as sciatica. If the pain only radiates down the back of ... Read More
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Justin Lo
Pain Management 22 years experience
Good but be careful: Methadone is ver potent and unlike most opioids, it's lasts a long time in your body. It can be used safely and effectively but the mantra should be g... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Justin Lo
Pain Management 22 years experience
Likely muscular: Atypical cardiogenic chest pain needs to be ruled out but it is not likely. Because it is coming and going, it is likely muscular but can also be cost... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Justin Lo
Pain Management 22 years experience
Back pain: First question is why did u have the tap and are those symptoms resolved. It's uncommon to have isolated low back pain for 7 years after a spinal tap ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Justin Lo
Pain Management 22 years experience
Compicated: The back is composed of a highly sophisticated integration of many different parts. You have discs, bones, joints, ligaments, nerves, muscles, other s... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Justin Lo
Pain Management 22 years experience
Go see your doctor: Although severe pain may interfere with ones ability to achieve an erection, chronic pain by itself does not typically cause that. If you have spinal ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Justin Lo
Pain Management 22 years experience
Alternatives: Rhizotomy is typically used for pain stemming from the facet joints, and is only done after confirming the cause of the pain with diagnostic medial br... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Lo
Pain Management 22 years experience
Need more info: Could be your hip. If acute onset-was there a precipitating accident. Could be hernia, high lumbar radiculopathy pain. How did it start. You should ge... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Justin Lo
Pain Management 22 years experience
Need further workup: New onset headache in a young female warrants a work up and at least a brain mri. Your symptoms sound like occipital neuralgia but could also be migra... Read More
A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Justin Lo
Pain Management 22 years experience
Pinched nerve: I agree that it sounds like sciatica or a pinched nerve in the spine. But, there are other causes of back and leg pain that need to be considered. You... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Lo
Pain Management 22 years experience
Possibly: Your family member should be evaluated by a physician who utilizes a comprehensive approach to treating patients. The cause needs to be identified fir... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Justin Lo
Pain Management 22 years experience
Go see PCP: At 35-unless you have a history of recent injury or trauma, years of high intensity and high impact sports, or chronic heavy labor you need to be eva... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Justin Lo
Pain Management 22 years experience
More details needed: When is the pain present, what does it feel like, are there two separate pains or is it a continuous line of pain from your hip to knee. What was the ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Lo
Pain Management 22 years experience
Many possibilities: After surgery, dizziness may be related to the anesthesia, although it's unlikely the cause 7 days later. Based on the history you've included, you ne... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Justin Lo
Pain Management 22 years experience
More workup needed: You need to establish whether this is truly nerve pain vs pain of musculoskeletal origin. If it is nerve pain, locating the source (ie cervical spine,... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Justin Lo
Pain Management 22 years experience
Need more info: Where exactly is your pain? Does it radiate into your legs? Do you have numbness. Tingling, or weakness of your legs? Does it hurt more with sitting, ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Lo
Pain Management 22 years experience
Possibly: Pain can trigger nausea, as can medications that are used to treat pain. Obviously at your e th first thing to consider is pregnancy. Does your pain a... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Justin Lo
Pain Management 22 years experience
Not typically: Where did you have the shot and where is your pain. Local pain at the site of the injection is not uncommon and should be self limiting. Where is your... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Lo
Pain Management 22 years experience
Caffeine dependence: Sounds like caffeine dependence. Try a slow taper off or try drinking some tea? Take a tea bag, soak it water then dump, the tea and make a second cup... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Justin Lo
Pain Management 22 years experience
Sounds like PHN: Sounds like post herpetic neuralgia. Did u have lesions before these symptoms started. Sometimes he rash of shingles are less noticeable. Have your pc... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Lo
Pain Management 22 years experience
See a specialist: I disagree that there is no cure for nerve compression. You may require surgery, an injection, pt, etc. . . Depending on severity of pain and associat... Read More
A 92-year-old male asked:
Dr. Justin Lo
Pain Management 22 years experience
Mattress problems?: Do you have pain only when sleeping? Is it upon getting up or while lying in bed? What position do you sleep in. Often times when you are sleeping you... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Lo
Pain Management 22 years experience
Go see your PCP: Most likely not related but given your low grade fever with neck and back pain, i would recommend seeing your pcp and at least be ruled out for more s... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Justin Lo
Pain Management 22 years experience
Not that I know of: Typically not unless there is severe spinal cord injury or chronic opiate use causing urinary retention resulting in chronic infections as a result. T... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Justin Lo
Pain Management 22 years experience
Possibly: There is nothing about a laminectomy that should precipitate facet pain/arthritis. But patietns with spinal stenosis who require laminectomy often hav... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Justin Lo
Pain Management 22 years experience
Yes: Degenerative changes can refer to one of multiple different issues, all of which can be painful- disc disease, facet joint, pain, bone spurs, overgrow... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Justin Lo
Pain Management 22 years experience
Sure: Assuming you don't have loss of nerve function (numbness, weakness of leg) you can start with conservative measures like pt, rest, anti-inflammatory m... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Justin Lo
Pain Management 22 years experience
Yes: Pain can definitely be affected by psychosocial factors. It's not uncommon in my practice to hear patients tell me that their pain varies with things ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Justin Lo
Pain Management 22 years experience
Stop yoga: Unless it's due to muscle soreness because of poor conditioning, stop any activity that's causing you significant pain and go consult your physician.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Justin Lo
Pain Management 22 years experience
Not typically: Typically, tailbone or coccyx injuries cause isolated tailbone pain. Because the coccyx is essentially non-functioning and not involved in structural ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Justin Lo
Pain Management 22 years experience
Yes: A toothache can mimic the pain of trigeminal neuralgia, but depending on where the infection is located and how much it has spread, it could cause an ... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Justin Lo
Pain Management 22 years experience
More workup needed: X-rays are limited in what they can evaluate. They do not visualize the spinal cord, nerves, or other soft tissue. Thus if you have pain, numbness, or... Read More
A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Lo
Pain Management 22 years experience
Yes: There are many forms of headaches that are precipitated by neck pathology including cervical stenosis, myofascial spasms, and cervicogenic headaches d... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Justin Lo
Pain Management 22 years experience
Need evaluation: The trigger response would be to give you a sleep aid or pain med at night; however, at age 41 the cause of your back pain is so severe that you can't... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Justin Lo
Pain Management 22 years experience
Get checked out: Don't lift more than you can handle, don't press your head against the bench fir counterweight. Take a 1-2week break and if pain does not improve, go ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Justin Lo
Pain Management 22 years experience
Possibly: You can try that. Get a firm mattress with a pillow top but make sure your neck is in the neutral position while sleeping. If a side sleeper, make sur... Read More

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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, NY
Graduated 2000MD

Residency

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA IRVINE MED CENTER
Completed 2004

Awards

Top Pain Management Specialist, First Place, Phoenix Region - Spring
2014
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