Dr. Qamar Khan

Pain Management
South Jordan, UT
19 years experience male

Locations

Office

South Jordan, UT

Address

661 West South Jordan Parkway, South Jordan, UT, US
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My office hours

Thursday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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Fax

(801) 302-2693

Insurances accepted

Aetna

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Anthem BC Life & Health Insurance Company

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Cigna

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Medicaid

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MultiPlan, Inc

Great-West Healthcare

About

Bio

Dr. Qamar Khan, DO is a board certified Pain & Spine Specialist. He has had extensive training in Orthopedics, Physical Medicine &Rehabilitation, Sports Medicine, Neurology and Anesthesia Based Interventional Pain Management which makes him one of the most well rounded and best trained physician in the country. He currently is Board Certified in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (Physiatrist) and Board Certified in Pain Medicine and completed an ACGME Accredited Academic University Based Pain Fellowship at the University Of California, Davis Medical Center. We are now the ONLY certified providers for Utah offering the Nation's Most Advanced Stem Cell and Platelet Therapy options (Regenexx Stem Cell Procedures) for those patients with degenerative joint disease, degenerative disc dise

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Pain Management

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Sports Medicine

Languages spoken

Hindi, Punjabi

Doctor Q&A

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A female asked:
Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management 19 years experience
Wait another week: Many herniated discs like what sounds like what you are having will resolve on its own in a few days to weeks. If you are still in a lot of pain and... Read More
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management 19 years experience
Multiple Pathologies: A disc bulge is just what it sounds like: a circumferential enlargement of the disc that is broad based in general. A disc herniation usually is eith... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management 19 years experience
Different Molecules: They are different molecules totally. Generally speaking oxycodone seems to be a more potent opioid than hydrocodone and therefore stronger.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management 19 years experience
Muscles and Nerves: Typically either side of neck and head are provided sensation by nerves that supply them exiting out of the neck and head. Muscles also lying in that... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management 19 years experience
Checking Kidney: Function? 51Cr-EDTA clearance provides an accurate and objective measurement of the GFR, and it can be used to quantify renal function deterioration. ... Read More
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A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management 19 years experience
Stretch/Rest: Rest, stretching, learning core strengthening exercises and using nsaids to help are the best ways to help back pain. Otherwise, if it persists see y... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management 19 years experience
Sciatica, Not Fatal: Pain in the distribution as you suggested describes the pattern of the nerve that travels in the leg called the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve is n... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management 19 years experience
Generally Not Much: For the Cervical Spine. Usually Its a combination cervical decompression to relieve symptoms and reduce herniation with strengthening of muscles in t... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management 19 years experience
Stretch and Exercise: Even with history of kidney stones, i would suggest stretching out and working in strengthening your cores muscles. Take some anti-inflammatories aro... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management 19 years experience
A lot of terms: Neuritis/Radiculitis are synonyms suggesting sciatica pain but without significant exam findings. You can have tears in the disc causing chemical inf... Read More
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A 70-year-old male asked:
Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management 19 years experience
Possibly: If you take the medicine daily or more frequently, then it is possible to get dependent on them. However if you take them only on as needed basis whe... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management 19 years experience
Yes/No: Yes the epidural injection helps most people with documented herniations that are the source of there sciatica type pain. That said the question is h... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management 19 years experience
Yes: Definitely a full bladder can affect erection. Your bladder is trying to remove the fluid and the only way to get out is to open the urethra, which i... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management 19 years experience
Herniated DIsk: The description of pain in the whole arm to the fingers suggest that you have a pinched nerve in the neck. I would suggest if this does not resolve w... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management 19 years experience
Yes and No: While it is possible for you to take a pain medication (opiate) and clenbuterol, the bigger question is it safe? Probably not safe. The drug clenbute... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management 19 years experience
No: You will get over this. It is not over, at least not yet ;). Start a physical therapy/exercise program, remember start slow and take your time to ge... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management 19 years experience
Looks like: You are on the right track with the SCS. Hopefully that helps and your pain doctor can help keep you better controlled with your pain.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management 19 years experience
Sports Hernia: Could be a sports hernia. This is where the abdominal muscles meet the pelvic muscles near the inguinal ligament. If this does not resolve on its ow... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management 19 years experience
Possible: Facet joints can have referred patterns of pain that radiate into different parts of the back and legs. It could be that stretching out the joint cap... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management 19 years experience
ENT: Most likely if your primary care doctor can't figure it out, i would schedule appt with an ear nose throat (ENT) doctor.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management 19 years experience
Spine Joints: Facet joints are places on the spinal bones where two bones actually meet and articulate. Many times arthritis or inflammation can arise here and cau... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management 19 years experience
Yes: EMG/NCS can be normal if you have what is called a sensory radiculopathy, which is the pain from sciatica without the nerve damage that can be quantif... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management 19 years experience
Not Femoral Hernia: Pain in the distribution as you suggested describes the pattern of the nerve that travels in the buttock called the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management 19 years experience
Yes : It will show up differently than the Hydrocodone/Vicodin.
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management 19 years experience
See Spine Specialist: Sounds like you might have cervical spine (neck) issue. If it is bothering you and doesn't resolve soon, please see a spine specialist or physiatrist... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management 19 years experience
Generally you can't: Unless you have a fever or swollen limb which may suggest a clot more than sciatica otherwise not very specific. I would suggest ruling out the clot ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management 19 years experience
Yes: Should be fine. Just recommend taking it with some food to avoid GI upset.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management 19 years experience
Spine Pain Options: This pain in the distribution as you suggested is the result of an irritated nerve or facet joints or other injury typically in the lumbar spine (low ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management 19 years experience
Cure, Unlikely...: Back Pain can be managed effectively and can be relieved in a vast majority of people, but it will always require diligence on your part for nsaids, e... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management 19 years experience
Arthritis Spine Pain: Often times after fractures the bones collapse on one another even if you get the kyphoplasty done. This often results in two things, increased facet... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management 19 years experience
Yes: Sciatica can happen at any age. Typically less than 15yr old is very low possibility, but 20s are fair game for body to have this happen. See a pain... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management 19 years experience
See Pain Doctor: Employing a multi-modal approach, most fellowship trained pain specialists offer the most effective management of painful conditions. To accurately di... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management 19 years experience
Spine Pain Options: This chronic pain in the distribution as you suggested is the result of an irritated nerve or facet joints or other injury typically in the lumbar spi... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management 19 years experience
Likely: coincidental. Eye issues are not typically related to the spine at all. There can be occasional pain at site of the facet blocks when the anesthetic... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management 19 years experience
Stretch/ICE: Recommend course of stretching, icing and anti-inflammories for 1-2 weeks. If not better, you may consider evaluation for other treatment options. C... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management 19 years experience
3-4 injections: There are no limits to how many epidural injections you can have. That said repeated steroid based injections put your body at risk for other medical... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management 19 years experience
Evaluate Neck: If you are not improving have your doctor order a cervical spine mri. Many times a herniated disc in the neck can cause arm pain especially if you ha... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management 19 years experience
Core Exercises: Typically core strengthening exercises are the best to help relieve pressure and forces in the spine. I would try and google some or look them up on ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management 19 years experience
Lymph Node: You could have swollen lymph nodes. However the swollen lymph nodes suggest an inflammatory or infectious process happening in your body. Since this ... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management 19 years experience
Epidural Injections: This pain is the result of an irritated nerve or facet joints or other injury typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated d... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management 19 years experience
NSAIDs: Well the best is the least strength medication you can use to reduce your pain. I would suggest, stretching/strengthening and icing knee and using an... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management 19 years experience
YES: See surgeon for details and what may be able to help you
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management 19 years experience
Consider Regenexx: You might want to see the doctors in your area that perform the regenexx stem cell therapies (the original docs are in colorado). They have the most ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management 19 years experience
Spine Pain Options: This pain in the distribution as you suggested is the result of an irritated nerve or facet joints or other injury typically in the lumbar spine (low ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management 19 years experience
Disc Hydration: Disc are more fuller in the AM after a nights rest due to the absorption of fluid overnight. Thus fuller discs can herniate more and cause pain in th... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management 19 years experience
See Specialist: Consider imaging studies for your spine if you believe your pain is sciatica in origin.
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management 19 years experience
Possibly: Likely it will be your menstrual cycle that will make the sciatica pain worse. See a spine specialist to get help.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management 19 years experience
Stretching: Many times acute sciatic pain will resolves after stretching the area abit. The muscles will loosen up and help resolve pain. If not, then consider ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management 19 years experience
Related?: Not likely your erectile dysfunction is caused by back pain, but if it is there has to be significant compression on the nerves or spinal cord. I wou... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management 19 years experience
Pinched Nerve: It can take up to 6 months to go away on its own. I would suggest seeing a pain/spine specialist to evaluate you further to evaluate what level and wh... Read More
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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
Mar 24, 2014
Dr. Khan has provided great answers to difficult questions. He has also been supportive, helpful, and a wonderful Health Tap physician, who takes to time to help new doctors with the platform. He is ...Read More
Dr. Donald Jacobson
Mar 30, 2014
Dr. Qamar Khan offers great responses on Healthtap. He is very good at his craft and his knowledge comes through clearly and succinctly. It is great to have such an active pain management doc on Healt...Read More
Jul 19, 2014
Excellent well thought out answers. An excellent resource for patients and an asset to healthtap. Anybody who takes their personal time, to answer patient questions and does so without anything in ret...Read More
HealthTap member
This was very helpful. Thanks! Had therapy.Had 2 dozen+ injs. Don't like opiods, can't take steroids, nsaids make me swell up. 24/7pain for yrs. Starting to think a bullets best option...lol.
HealthTap member
This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you bc my last MRI states slight tear compared to previous on bulged disc. This helps me disregard, grit my teeth and stay mobile. You're a blessing :)
HealthTap member
I'm still feeling unsure of this procedure, considering I have multiple buldging disc,. the last epidural I had did not work because of the placement of medication

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Touro University California College of Osteopathic Medicine
Graduated 2004MD

Residency

RUSH UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER

Awards

Administrative Chief Resident
Chief Resident of the Year
Best Resident Teacher of the Year

Affiliations

University of California Davis Medical Center
Rush University Medical Center
Touro School of Osteopathic Medicine
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