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Dr. Qamar Khan

Pain Management
South Jordan, UT
18 years experience male

Locations

Office

South Jordan, UT

Address

661 West South Jordan Parkway, South Jordan, UT, US
Directions

My office hours

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

(801) 302-2693

Insurances accepted

Aetna

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Medicaid

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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

2.4K Answers
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management 18 years experience
Pinched Nerve: Sounds like you have a pinched nerve in your back. I would suggest seeing a pain/spine specialist to evaluate you further to evaluate what level and ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management 18 years experience
Not Recommended: Taking benzodiazepines with opiates can significantly increase your risk of breathing issues. While awake its not a problem, it is when you sleep tha... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management 18 years experience
Symptom Vs Cause: Sciatica is the symptom of leg pain caused by a disc herniation or narrowing where the nerve exits the spine. A disc herniation is a outpouching of t... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management 18 years experience
Sciatica: 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 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management 18 years experience
Some Normal/Some Not: Swelling and Flushing can be normal and will resolve over time. Burning in mouth is not. See your doctor to determine what that's from.
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management 18 years experience
Anytime: However, be aware that it might hurt to do the exercises. General rule should be if you continue to hurt more AFTER completing the exercises then you... Read More
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A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management 18 years experience
Not Really: Although some arthritic conditions like psoriasis can have scaly or itchy eczema associated with them. Low back pain can be associated with psoriatic... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management 18 years experience
Hard to say: once inflammation is removed, then if your weakness and numbness improve it will help. typically though weakness suggests significant compression on ... Read More
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A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management 18 years experience
Possible: Would recommend seeing a spine specialist to evaluate the facet joints as source of pain.
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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management 18 years experience
Likely: toradol or ketorolac is strongest non-opiate medication used for pain.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management 18 years experience
It Can: Its a double edge sword. You want to decompress the nerves from the disc and spine pressure, but if you hurt more after doing this it can suggest oth... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management 18 years experience
Pushing on Things: If these herniated disks are causing pain then getting epidural injections may be helpful. However if you are doing OK and no pain, then I would leav... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management 18 years experience
Hmmm: No its not related. However I noticed you are on Keppra (levetiracetam) for seizure disorder. So i would suggest speaking with your neurologist to di... Read More
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A 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management 18 years experience
Cure, Unlikely...: Sciatica 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, ex... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management 18 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 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management 18 years experience
No: No major side effects have been brought to light from radiofrequency ablation procedures except for some numbness in the area that may persist.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management 18 years experience
Generally Good: Radiofrequency procedures work well if a previous facet injection or medial branch block was performed with greater than 75-80% relief that was obtai... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management 18 years experience
Possible: If you have an underlying spine issue, it could cause the nerves going to the knee muscles to malfunction which can cause the knee to hurt or even mus... Read More
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management 18 years experience
Yes: 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 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management 18 years experience
Anxiety Yes: Anxiety definitely increases with steroid medications, whether taken orally like Prednisone or like you have with epidural steroid injection. General... Read More
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A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management 18 years experience
Unlikely: However, there are all sorts of reasons for post-menopausal women to have osteoporosis even without getting the epidural injections. Generally it tak... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management 18 years experience
The ACL: is a major stabilizer for the knee and as such if the knee is in constant movement while injured, the fibers take alot of regular amounts of stress. ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management 18 years experience
Repeat Injection: Epidural injections have a variable relief pattern and it really depends on the steroid used and location of pathology. Typically epidural injections... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management 18 years experience
Unsure: You probably had the herpes already. The steroid injection can cause a brief decrease in immune system response which is maybe why the herpes showed ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management 18 years experience
It can be: Usually this will resolve once the irritation of the nerve improves. If you are net better after about 7-10 days then consider speaking with the doct... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management 18 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 18 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 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management 18 years experience
Comprehensiveness: 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 female asked:
Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management 18 years experience
Less stress on Spine: with swimming, however hard to say if it will help. Likely the less stress will allow the disk to heal quicker
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management 18 years experience
Supplements: like glucosamine, chondroitin, curcumin, L-carnosine, Reservatrol, BioPerine and bitter melon have shown good success with some arthritic pain. Check... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management 18 years experience
Pushing on Things: If these herniated disks are causing pain then getting epidural injections may be helpful. However if you are doing OK and no pain, then I would leav... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management 18 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 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management 18 years experience
Spine Injury: This pain in the distribution as you suggested is the result of an irritated nerve or facet joints or other injury to the spine which are caused by he... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management 18 years experience
Bulge: is not normal. Just because we all get them, doesn't mean we all act the same way with them. For some those bulges can still cause significant pain ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management 18 years experience
Side Effects: Morphine is notorious for having a lot of side effects. Other opiates tend to be better in the side effect profile.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management 18 years experience
Symptom Vs Cause: Sciatica is the symptom of leg pain caused by a disc herniation or narrowing where the nerve exits the spine. A disc herniation is a outpouching of t... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management 18 years experience
Back & Leg Pain: Sciatica is pain in the distribution of the leg as a result of an irritated nerve or facet joints or other injury typically in the lumbar spine (low b... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management 18 years experience
Not Related: Hand pain and weakness is most likely associated with your neck and something going on there, possibly herniated disc or spinal stenosis. I would see... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management 18 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 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management 18 years experience
Gabapentin: Most people will need to take somewhere between 600mg 3x/day to 900mg 3x/day to get relief with Neurontin (gabapentin).
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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management 18 years experience
Yes: However certain positions may make pain worse. typically herniated disks are worse with position in which your spine is flexed. Hard to say when you... Read More
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management 18 years experience
Different Areas: Facet injections are used for typical whiplash and arthritic pain that emanates from the facet joint in the spine which is in the back of spine. The ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management 18 years experience
Pinched Nerve: Sounds like you have a pinched nerve in your back. I would suggest seeing a pain/spine specialist to evaluate you further to evaluate what level and ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management 18 years experience
See Doctor: First try nsaids like ibuprofen, aleve and you can even add some tylenol (acetaminophen) to help with pain. Ice the area for 20 min at a time and see... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management 18 years experience
Core strengthening: Exercises that strengthen the core can be helpful in maintaining integrity and reduce stress on the spine. Typically disc herniations will resolve on... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management 18 years experience
Many Possibilities: Prolotherapy typically by itself will cause ligaments to tighten up, usually due to scarring or fibrosis of the ligaments. However now prolotherapy i... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management 18 years experience
Like Any Other Inj: The worse part of an epidural injection is typically the local anesthetic administered to numb the skin. After that the needle typically feels like p... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management 18 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 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management 18 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 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management 18 years experience
See Doctor: First try nsaids like ibuprofen, aleve and you can even add some tylenol (acetaminophen) to help with pain. Ice the area for 20 min at a time and see... Read More
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Testimonials
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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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