Dr. Ruben Kalra, MD

Dr. Ruben Kalra, MD

Pain Medicine | Male | 41 years old

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Dr Ruben Kalra, and all the doctors at Pain Medicine Consultants, believe in treating as many cases as reasonable with injections and other minimally invasive procedures as opposed to spine surgery or high levels of narcotics. If spine surgery IS your best option, we have relationships with the best spine surgeons in the Bay Area. Our goal is to let you live your life again to the fullest!Read more

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in Concord |
I was referred to Dr. Kalra from my GP over 6 years ago. I have multiple injuries and chronic pain in several different areas of my body. His extensive knowledge of anatomy and his experience as a pain specialist have given me a tremendous amount of relief. Several issues are not curable but manageable and without his care I wouldn't be able to live as fully as I do. I am very thankful to have him as a provider.
in Antioch, CA |
I have been a patient of Dr. Kalra's for over 4 years. I have been seeing him for low back problems that have become very debilitating for me. I was previously with another medical organization prior to being treated by Dr. Kalra and during a 5 year period they did nothing to help me, whereas Dr, Kalra was already lining up procedures that drastically improved my quality of life within a few months of my initial visit with him. While my back has not been fixed Dr. Kalra has done so much to impr
in Antioch, CA |
I have been a of Dr. Kalra's the last year and half. I ended up here after many botched knee surgeries. My wife has been seeing him for 4 years and after seeing the miracles he has performed for her, I was more than willing to give him a shot to help me. He has helped me through the last 2 surgeries and has helped significantly reduce my pain and increase the quality of my life. While my goal is to stop being a patient here, due to him fixing me, I will miss his professionalism and good natu
in Antioch, CA |
Dr. Kalra is a very professional, patient, and a good listening doctor. He takes your concerns and addresses them every time. He makes recommendations for treatments that will help in the management of your pain. If for any reason it doesn't help he encourages you to try different procedures to find one that does. I like having options to address my personal medical problems. I would definitely recommend his practice to anyone seeking help with pain management.
in Fairfax, CA |
Implanted Neuro Stimulator 6 months ago and have experienced pain relief from a level 7-8 down to 0-1.
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Dr. Kalra's Care Philosophy

Dr Ruben Kalra, and all the doctors at Pain Medicine Consultants, believe in treating as many cases as reasonable with injections and other minimally invasive procedures as opposed to spine surgery or high levels of narcotics. If spine surgery IS your best option, we have relationships with the best spine surgeons in the Bay Area. Our goal is to let you live your life again to the fullest!

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

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Pain Medicine
  •  Board certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Anesthesiology
  • Pain Medicine

Conditions Treated

  • Acute Postoperative Pain
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer Pain
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Facet Joint Pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Hand Conditions
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Sprain
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Migraine
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Upper Back Pain

Education

  • Medical School
    University of Southern California / Keck School of Medicine

    Graduated in 2001

  • Residency Hospital
    Brigham and Womens Hospital
  • Fellowship Hospital
    Brigham and Womens Hospital
  • Undergraduate School
    University of California At Berkeley

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Bulgarian
  • Spanish

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Specialties

  • Pain Medicine
  • Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Acupuncture
  • Celiac Plexus Block
  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Cervical Facet Joint Injection
  • Cervical Medial Branch Block
  • Chronic Pain Management
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Injection
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Block
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Joint Drainage
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Lumbar Facet Joint Injection
  • Lumbar Medial Branch Radiofrequency Neurotomy
  • Lumbar Selective Nerve Root Block
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Pain Management
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Injections
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS)
  • Trigger Point Injection