Norman J. Kahan was born in Los Angeles., California. He obtained a B.A. in Psychology at the University of Southern California, followed by a Medical Doctorate at the University of California, Los Angeles. He then went on to pursue a surgical internship at the University of California, San Francisco, and completed a residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Stanford University. Dr. Kahan pursued advanced training in interventional spinal techniques, pain management, and attended a fellowship in Electrodiagnostic Medicine at the University of Washington, Seattle. He is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and is an active member of The American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

 "My practice focuses on the evaluation and non-surgical treatment of neurologic and musculoskeletal disorders of the spine and limbs."

Areas of Expertise:
. Evaluation and treatment of injuries of the spine, as well as shoulder, wrist, hip, knee, and ankle. Evaluation of traumatic, acute, cumulative and degenerative disorders.
. Functional evaluation, treatment and management for work and sports related injuries to include injury prevention and wellness.
. Outpatient spinal procedures for disorders of the neck and low back such as epidural steroid injections (ESI), which include selective nerve root epidurals. He also performs facet injections as well as radio frequency rhizotomy. These interventional techniques are used both diagnostically and therapeutically to manage pain, and are performed under fluoroscopic guidance.
. Performance of injection techniques, such as peripheral nerve block and trigger point injections to the soft tissue of the neck, back, upper and lower extremities, for such conditions as arthritis, sacroiliitis, piriformis syndrome, bursitis, tendinitis, and carpal tunnel syndrome.
. Performance and interpretation of Electrodiagnostic Medicine, which consists of nerve conduction studies and Electromyography (NCV/EMG). This outpatient procedure is the gold standard by which physicians diagnose and form a treatment plan for nerve and muscle disease. The more common occupationally related nerve or muscle syndromes are cervical or lumbar radiculopathy, involving the neck or low back, as well as carpal tunnel syndrome, which involves the median nerve at the wrist.
. A mouse, keyboard, and laptop injury and retraining program for patients with computer-related wrist, arm, or neck pain (RSI). This program is accompanied by the "Computing Without Pain with the MouseKeyDo System," a self-paced ergonomic training manual and CD ROM on mouse and keyboard technique. A "Train the Trainer's" program is also available for health care professionals (e.g. Physical and Occupational Therapists, Ergonomists, Occupational Health Nurses, Health and Safety Officers) wishing to train their patients and/or clients with this technique.
. Medical Legal Evaluations

Professional Societies
. American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPMR)
. American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (ACRM)
. American Association of Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AAEM)
. California Medical Association (CMA)
. Physiatric Association of Spine, Sports, and Occupational Rehabilitation (PASSOR)
. American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM)
. California Society of Industrial Medicine and Surgery (CSIMS)
. Bay Area Ergonomics Roundtable (BAER)

Dr. Norman Kahan lives in Los Altos with his wife and three children. He is a student of voice, piano, and martial arts. Enjoying the outdoors, he loves jogging with his dogs, taking family trips which center on animals and nature, mountain biking, skiing, and scuba diving.

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