Dr. James D. Fontaine, MD

Dr. James D. Fontaine, MD

Interventional Spine Medicine | Male | 53 years old

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My expertise includes the non-surgical management of spine disorders. I use diagnostic testing, medications, physical therapy and minimally invasive procedures such as fluoroscopic guided spine injections, kyphoplasty/vertebroplasty and radiofrequency neurotomy to treat spine problems. My goal is to get you back to doing the activities you enjoy by managing your pain effectively. My office staff is very polite and professional and we all look forward to the opportunity to help you feel better.Read more

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Dr. Fontaine's Care Philosophy

My expertise includes the non-surgical management of spine disorders. I use diagnostic testing, medications, physical therapy and minimally invasive procedures such as fluoroscopic guided spine injections, kyphoplasty/vertebroplasty and radiofrequency neurotomy to treat spine problems. My goal is to get you back to doing the activities you enjoy by managing your pain effectively. My office staff is very polite and professional and we all look forward to the opportunity to help you feel better.

Dr. Fontaine's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Interventional Spine Medicine
  •  Board certified in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Conditions Treated

  • Arthritis of the Neck
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Back Injuries
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bursitis
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cervical Spondylolisthesis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Spine Disorders
  • Degenerative Spondylolisthesis
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Hip Bursitis
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lower Back Injuries
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Pain
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteoporotic Spine Fractures
  • Osteoporotic Vertebral Fracture
  • Pathologic Fracture
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pinched Nerve in Back
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculitis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Subacromial Bursitis
  • Trochanteric Bursitis
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Vertebral Compression Fractures
  • Vertebral Fracture

Education

  • Medical School
    Keck School Of Medicine Of The Univ Of Southern California

    Graduated in 1990

  • Internship Hospital
    University Of California At Irvine / California College Of Medicine & Surgery

    Completed in 1991

  • Residency Hospital
    Uc Irvine/Uc Irvine Med Ctr

    Completed in 1994

  • Undergraduate School
    Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo

    Graduated in 1986

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Interventional Spine Medicine
  • Interventional Pain Medicine
  • Pain Medicine
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Spine Physiatry

Procedures Performed

  • Acupuncture
  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Cervical Facet Joint Injection
  • Cervical Medial Branch Block
  • Cervical Medial Branch Neurotomy
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Joint Injection
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Lumbar Discography
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Lumbar Facet Joint Injection
  • Lumbar Medial Branch Block
  • Lumbar Medial Branch Radiofrequency Neurotomy
  • Lumbar Selective Nerve Root Block
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Thoracic Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Ultrasound Guided Procedures
  • Vertebroplasty

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