Helping Bay Area people get better since 1983.

The SPARCMed program has been developed through years of careful research, observation and clinical practice. Our objective is to restore our patients’ function and mobility, reduce pain and increase independence resulting in return to work. Most importantly, we help our patients reclaim their quality of life. 

This program is amazing! Not only will you find the person you were before your injury but you’ll come out so much stronger with all of the tools to stay physically and mentally fit. What everyone offers at SPARC is a true gift that lasts a lifetime.
— Kelly S.

The SPARC program is great for injured workers who have had to live with chronic pain. The program is one of the greatest I’ve experienced with this injury.
— Helena Benikovsk

Dr. Sontag is knowledgeable, kind, always with a smile, a great listener and very gentle. He has been such a savior with my back and neck issues and has been so responsive to my needs. He is exceptional and I have recommended him to friends and family. I feel blessed to have been referred to this terrific doctor and man.
— Marilyn A

What is SPARCMed?

SPARC–Spine, Pain & Rehabilitative Care - is our interdisciplinary solution to treating chronic pain. Most SPARC candidates are people suffering with chronic pain who, despite extensive traditional medical treatments, have been unable to physically and emotionally heal enough to participate in work and regular life. SPARC patients are taught how to reduce, manage and live with chronic pain by taking control of their personal health. In small groups, over several weeks, our patients are educated and trained by a team of expert professionals including physicians, a physical therapist, pain psychologist, strength and conditioning specialist, nutritionist and multiple exercise specialists.