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    Norman Banks

    Norman L. Banks, M.D., M.S.

    Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

    (Board Certified)
    Accepting new patients
    Although my practice is open, it is closed to patients seeking chronic pain management (with narcotics/opioids). Except in cases where the patient's PCP directly contacts me.

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    San Carlos Center
    301 Industrial Road
    Level 1
    San Carlos, California 94070
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    (650) 596-4090 

    Professional Interests

    Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
    Electromyography (EMG), Sports injury and orthopedic rehabilitation

    Additional Information

    Pain management (particularly with interventions such as injections, therapies, medical applications of Botox), nerve conduction studies

    Spoken Languages


    Community Activities

    American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, International Society of Interventional Spine

    Personal Interests

    Dr. Banks enjoys most sports and is an avid Lakers and 49ers fan. He also enjoys jazz and traveling. He recently had his first book chapter published in the Essentials of Physical Medicine and Rehab.

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    Philosophy of Care

    My goal is to maximize the function of my patients from a sports prospective or everyday living prospective, depending on the patient's needs. I do this through the use of medications, injections, exercise (such as Pilates, Yoga, etc.), therapy, acupuncture or chiropractic interventions (I don't actually perform acupuncture or chiropractic interventions). I perform multiple non-surgical interventions to address issues related to the spine, such as disc herniations. In this regard, my goal is to bridge the gap between non-aggressive conservative management and surgical intervention. Through the use procedures such as X-ray guided steroid injections to various regions of the back and neck, I attempt to achieve this goal. I also perform multiple interventions to address joint problems throughout the body. My goal here is to bridge the gap between conservative management and surgical interventions. I perform steroid injections to most joints of the body (shoulders, knees and hips are my favorite joints to inject). I also perform various injections to nerves, tendons and muscles. With regard to muscles, I perform both steroid and Botox injections, as indicated. Lastly, I perform diagnostic tests with electromyography and nerve conduction studies for a variety of conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome or nerve compression related syndromes.

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