Eric Y. Chang, MD

Interventional Pain Medicine & Physical Rehabilitation located in Orange, CA

About Dr. Chang

Eric Y. Chang, MD, of Restore Orthopedics and Spine Center in Orange, California, is an interventional physiatrist specializing in rehabilitation, regenerative medicine, sports medicine, and wellness, who offers a variety of treatments for neuropathic and musculoskeletal pain conditions. He has particular expertise in treating patients with compression fractures, sciatica, neuropathy, spasticity, myofascial pain, and scoliosis, as well as nonoperative neck and low back pain.

Dr. Chang received his bachelor’s degree at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, then attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City. Dr. Chang headed to the west coast, completing his residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at the University of California, Los Angeles in conjunction with the Veterans Administration Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System. Due to his interest in patients with spinal disorder-related pain, he also completed an anesthesia-based ACGME pain medicine fellowship at the University of California, Irvine.

During his medical training, Dr. Chang received a K12 mentored career development award through the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and the National Institutes of Health to study behavioral hypersensitivities of lower back pain.

Dr. Chang performs a wide array of interventional procedures in the neck and low back, as well as advanced procedures, such as spinal cord stimulators, intrathecal drug delivery pumps, and electromyography. He also uses newer regenerative therapies, such as platelet-rich plasma and stem cell therapy, to treat osteoarthritis and chronic injuries.

Specialty

  • Rehabilitation & regenerative medicine

Subspecialty

  • Sports medicine
  • Pain treatment
  • Wellness

Special Expertise

  • Non-operative neck and low back pain
  • Spasticity, myofascial pain, scoliosis/kyphosis, compression fractures, sciatica, and neuropathic pain conditions.
  • Performs a multitude of interventional procedures in the neck and low back along with advanced procedures such as spinal cord stimulators and intrathecal drug delivery pumps
  • He also brings his knowledge of regenerative therapies (Plasma Rich Platelets, Stem Cells Therapy) for osteoarthritis and chronic injuries

Education

  • Yale University – Undergraduate degree
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York – Medical degree (Distinction in musculoskeletal disorders)

Residency

UCLA / Veterans Administration Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Fellowship

UC Irvine

  • Completed an Anesthesia-based ACGME Pain Medicine fellowship to pursue his interest in neuropathic pain and spasticity among patients with spinal disorders

Dr. Chang also received a K12 mentored career development award through the National Institutes of Health and the National Institute of Child Health & Human Development to study behavioral hypersensitivities of low back pain, using rodent models to correlate advanced degenerative disc disease and the biochemical mediators of pain in the spine.   

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Eric Y. Chang, MD, of Restore Orthopedics and Spine Center in Orange, California, is an interventional physiatrist specializing in rehabilitation, regenerative medicine, sports medicine, and wellness, who offers a variety of treatments for neuropathic and musculoskeletal pain conditions. He has particular expertise in treating patients with compression fractures, sciatica, neuropathy, spasticity, myofascial pain, and scoliosis, as well as nonoperative neck and low back pain.

Dr. Chang received his bachelor’s degree at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, then attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City. Dr. Chang headed to the west coast, completing his residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at the University of California, Los Angeles in conjunction with the Veterans Administration Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System. Due to his interest in patients with spinal disorder-related pain, he also completed an anesthesia-based ACGME pain medicine fellowship at the University of California, Irvine.

During his medical training, Dr. Chang received a K12 mentored career development award through the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and the National Institutes of Health to study behavioral hypersensitivities of lower back pain.

Dr. Chang performs a wide array of interventional procedures in the neck and low back, as well as advanced procedures, such as spinal cord stimulators, intrathecal drug delivery pumps, and electromyography. He also uses newer regenerative therapies, such as platelet-rich plasma and stem cell therapy, to treat osteoarthritis and chronic injuries.

Specialty

Subspecialty

Special Expertise

Education

Residency

UCLA / Veterans Administration Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System

Fellowship

UC Irvine

Dr. Chang also received a K12 mentored career development award through the National Institutes of Health and the National Institute of Child Health & Human Development to study behavioral hypersensitivities of low back pain, using rodent models to correlate advanced degenerative disc disease and the biochemical mediators of pain in the spine.   


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