Pain Management in Daly City, California (CA)

Richard Derby MD

Pain Management


  • Spinal Diagnostics and Treatment Center
    901 Campus Drive, Suite 310
    Daly City, California, 94015 - United States
    Phone: 650-755-0733

About Our Practice

Spinal Diagnostics and Treatment Center is a free standing ambulatory surgery center. Our facility is technologically state of the art, designed to provide the most modern and up to date treatment and diagnoses for patients with spine disorders. Our Medical Director, Dr. Richard Derby is an anesthesiologist with over twenty years experience in the field of spinal diagnostic injection procedures and related treatments. In many patients, particularly those with primarily back or neck pain, it is difficult to localize the exact source of pain. An alternative to relying only on the clinical evaluation and x-ray studies to diagnose the source of pain is diagnostic injections. If you have such pain relief following a cortisone injection, that also may be important diagnostically.Examples of diagnostic injections include disc, facet, sacroiliac, sympathetic, and selective epidural or nerve root injections. Using injections, in conjunction with clinical information and imaging studies, we are able to diagnose the source of pain in approximately 75% of patients. If your doctor knows where your pain is coming from he or she may recommend a therapeutic injection. Examples of therapeutic injections include epidural, facet, sacroiliac, sympathetic injections., facet rhizotomy, and intradiscal electrothermal therapy.

  • Pain Management
Area of Focus
  • Degenerative Spine
  • North American Spine Society
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