PRACTICE SPECIALTIES
San Diego Chiropractic Neurology offers traumatic brain and spinal injury evaluations and treatment services. We do a comprehensive musculoskeletal, orthopedic, and neurological exam. We also are equipped with diagnostic VNG and Dynamic Posturography to aid in brain injury assessments. Some of our treatment services offered include chiropractic, soft tissue mobilization/massage, neuro rehab, physiotherapy, and nutrition counseling. 

ABOUT THE DOCTORS

Dr. Jahangiri has a Doctorate of Chiropractic from Life Chiropractic College West. He specializes in a variety of chiropractic techniques as well as neurological rehabilitation. Dr. Jahangiri is also a Diplomate of the American Chiropractic Neurology Board where he received a bulk of his neurological training. Dr. Jahangiri has also lectured for the Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) and is a Certified Brain Injury Specialist through the BIAA. 

Dr. Albinder has very similar training. Dr. Albinder has a Doctorate of Chiropractic from Life Chiropractic College West. He specializes in a variety of chiropractic techniques as well as neurological rehabilitation. Dr. Albinder is also a Diplomate of the American Chiropractic Neurology Board where he received a bulk of his neurological training. He has lectured for the Mary Seau CTE Foundation on brain injury.

ABOUT THE DOCTOR:

Lars R. Newsome, M.D.
Board Certified in Pain Management
Board Certified in Anesthesiology
Board Certified in Critical Care Medicine

Dr. Newsome received his undergraduate degree at Columbia University in New York, and graduated with honors from Indiana University School of Medicine. After completing his anesthesiology residency and fellowship at Emory University he remained on the faculty for three years as an assistant professor of anesthesiology before moving his practice to San Diego.

Dr. Newsome specializes in interventional pain management and anesthesiology. He offers a variety of procedures to manage pain, such as lumbar, thoracic
 and cervical epidural steroid injections, facet injections, radiofrequency ablation,
 intrathecal drug delivery and neuromodulation.

CERTIFICATIONS:
American Board of Anesthesiology

Critical Care Medicine-Subspecialty

American Board of Anesthesiology-
Pain Medicine-Subspecialty

SERVICES OFFERED:
Facet Injections

Fluoroscopically Guided Epidural

Steroid Injections

Intrathecal Drug Delivery Systems

Joint Injections

Lumbar Sympathetic Blocks

Percutaneous Intradiscal Nucleoplasty

Peripheral Nerve Blocks

Provocative Discography

Spinal Cord Stimulator

AFFILIATIONS/MEMBERSHIPS:
American Medical Association

California Medical Association

Associate Examiner, American Board of Anesthesiology

HOSPITAL AFFILIATIONS/PRIVILEGES:
Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla

HONORS & AWARDS:
Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society 1979

National Medical Fellowship Award 1979

Kaiser Foundation Award of Merit 1990

Emory University, Anesthesiology Faculty Member of the Year 1986

Roger Kasendorf, D.O.
Board Certified Pain Medicine
Board Certified Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Roger Kasendorf, DO, is a top physiatrist in the La Jolla, CA, area, providing state-of-the-art pain management, physical medicine and rehabilitation services for superior, effective treatment of a wide array of issues affecting the musculoskeletal system. Recognized as a leading specialist in the management of chronic pain, Dr. Kasendorf is committed to providing the most advanced care for patients at his practice on Genesee Avenue in La Jolla. His close affiliation with Scripps Memorial Hospital ensures patients have ready access to cutting-edge therapeutic options aimed at assessing and treating their unique health needs.

Dedicated to providing patient-centered care based on each patient’s condition, medical history, personal goals, and other factors and objectives, Dr. Kasendorf offers an array of care options, including osteopathic manipulation, arthritis management, acute and chronic pain management, cancer pain management, regenerative medicine, electrodiagnostics (EMG) and rehabilitation services.

Dr. Kasendorf completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Maryland, followed by medical training at the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, a medical internship at Plainview Hospital on Long Island, and a residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at Nassau University Medical Center in NY. After completing his residency, he served as medical director for his pain management and rehabilitation clinics in New York before moving to the San Diego area, where he served as associate program director for the Long Beach Medical Center before opening his practice in La Jolla.

Dr. Kasendorf is committed to expanding his knowledge and skills in the areas of pain management, physical medicine and rehabilitation, and he holds board certifications in both pain medicine and physical medicine and rehabilitation from the American Osteopathic Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He has also lectured extensively about the topics of chronic and acute pain management.

In addition to caring for patients at his private practice, Dr. Kasendorf maintains an affiliation with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. He welcomes new patients, and his practice accepts most major medical insurance plans.

“You are as young as your spine is mobile”

PRACTICE SPECIALTIES

Our office practices an integrated science based, hands-on approach to health care that includes patient examination, diagnosis and treatment. We use broad diagnostic skills to help determine your chiropractic care coupled with therapeutic massage, physiotherapy, acupuncture, allergy & food sensitivity testing, A.R.T., the Graston Technique, and X-Rays.

ABOUT THE DOCTOR

Dr. Jay Kunard has been providing auto accident and work injury chiropractic care for hundreds of patients in his community. Trained in advanced chiropractic therapy for traumatic injury, Dr. Kunard and his staff are ready to assist you back to optimum health and wellness. His clinic has established a reputation of excellence, professionalism, and experience in personal injury cases and has been recognized by medical and legal offices throughout San Diego.

Dr. Kunard is originally from Carlsbad, California. Before pursuing a career in Chiropractic he studied Biology at the University of California Santa Cruz then went on to work in the field of Biotechnology. Dr. Kunard has always found the sciences to be intriguing but his true passion has always been to work in health care. He decided to redirect his career and attended Southern California University of Health Sciences (LACC) and received his Doctorate degree in 2007. Dr. Kunard is also recognized nationally as a Certified Strength and Condition Specialist (CSCS). He currently utilizes this expertise in physiotherapy & rehabilitation.

Dr. Kunard’s involvement with the ALCAT test started after a close friend overcame a compromised health condition called Crohn’s Disease through elimination of reactive foods. The ALCAT Test is a blood test that determines your genetic responses to foods, additives, and chemicals. Currently involved as a fitness expert for a genomic medicine group called MD Revolution he understood how genetics and metabolic actions play in our response to food. Seeing firsthand the relevance of blood testing for genetic responses to foods and chemicals, the ALCAT Test was implemented into his Chiropractic business and model of integrated health

Dr. Kunard is an associate member of the American Chiropractic Association, California Chiropractic Association, served as the president of SCUHS sports injury council, a spokesperson for San Diego Triathlon Club, a guest lecturer at Carlsbad High School sports future first. His future goal is to help promote further community involvement and education with the help of United Way of San Diego.

David A. Petersen, M.D., FAAOS
Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon

ABOUT THE DOCTOR

Dr. David Petersen is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon. He joined the San Diego Spine & Joint Center in 2014 and, along with his team of nurses and healthcare providers, manages and oversees his patients’ care from the pre-operative to post-operative process.

Dr. Petersen went to medical school at the Medical College of Virginia, completing his residency there in 1994. While in the Navy, he worked at the Pensacola Naval Hospital and Naval Reserves Medical School, as well as general medical officer and assistant emergency department director at Orlando Naval Hospital with the rank of Lieutenant.

His research includes radio biochemistry, articular cartilage regeneration study, cadaveric pedicle screw study, and extensive spine biomechanics research performed at USF as part of a PhD mentor program. He conducts product evaluation for numerous spine companies and has approximately 20 patents in spine surgery.

Dr. Petersen’s goal is that each of his patients receives the highest quality medical care with a seamless experience in the continuum of care at Paradise Valley Hospital.

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