Conditions Treated – Culver City, CA
Helping You Overcome Different Types of Pain
Do you suffer from pain in your back or neck almost every day? Has it gotten to the point where it’s getting in the way of your everyday life? Here at the Spine & Disc Center, Dr. Rozenberg aims to over deliver when it comes to helping you meet your health goals; not only will we address the main issue, but we’ll also take the extra steps necessary to help you overcome your pain entirely. If you suspect that you’re suffering from one of the conditions listed below, call us today to schedule an appointment!
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The vertebrae in your spine are separated by a number of discs made of cartilage. As time passes, discs start to dehydrate, causing the cartilage to stiffen and bulge out. If it becomes large enough, it will irritate the surrounding nerves, resulting in numbness, tingling, and pain in your arms and legs. Eventually, a bulging disc can even become herniated, meaning it has completely slipped out of place. You should get in touch with us as soon as possible if you suspect there’s a problem with your discs.
Back pain is a leading cause of disability all around the world. In many cases, the pain is related to some kind of injury. However, there are other causes as well, such as not maintaining a healthy weight or diet, performing certain physical activities without stressing, or practicing poor posture. We can help you narrow down the root cause of your back pain and work with you to relieve it before it becomes a debilitating issue.
Your neck consists of several small vertebrae that are responsible for supporting the weight of your head, which is about 12 pounds for most people. The neck is designed to be flexible enough to turn your head in every direction, but unfortunately that very flexibility makes it especially prone to injury. If you’re bothered by constant neck pain, we may need to employ multiple forms of treatment to reduce your pain and help your head maintain its mobility.
You probably already know that the nerves are responsible for delivering sensory information from your body to your brain, but have you ever thought about what happens when these nerves are compressed? If nearby tissues or structures start to pinch the nerves, they’ll no longer function properly, and you’ll feel a constant tingling or numbness as a result. A pinched nerve might be a side effect of any number of conditions, but regardless of the cause, it should be examined and treated as soon as possible.
Your sciatic nerve branches from your lower back and extends through your hips down to your legs. If this nerve becomes irritated in any way, the resulting pain is called sciatica. This often results in a burning, tickling, or prickling sensation. It usually only affects one side of your body, although it is possible to experience it on both sides. In the worst-case scenario, sciatica might cause permanent nerve damage. Fortunately, the condition and the pain it causes can typically be reversed with the right kind of treatment.
Your spinal discs play an important role in keeping your back flexible, but due to the wear and tear that naturally comes with age, they may start to break down over time. If a disc changes in a way that starts to cause pain (such as becoming dried out or cracked), it results in degenerative disc disease. The pain can occur in your back or neck, and it may be especially uncomfortable when you sit down, bend, lift, or twist. If we find that your discs have been damaged, we’ll help you narrow down the best options for treatment.
Believe it or not, back pain can end up disrupting your sex life. Erectile dysfunction typically occurs when the flow of blood in the body is hindered in some way, which is a common side effect of herniated discs or tight hip flexors. It may also be a result of inflammation in the lower spine pinching the nerves that allow you to feel sensation in the lower genitalia. If we can find the underlying cause of erectile dysfunction, we can treat it.
Auto & Personal Injury
An injury is never something you plan for, and yet it can happen to you any day of the week. Accidents can occur on the highway and at work, of course, but you can also end up suffering injury simply by slipping and falling, or while playing your favorite sport. Dr. Rozenberg will carefully evaluate the situation and the severity of your pain before creating a treatment plan to help your body heal and find relief from the discomfort.
The term “peripheral neuropathy” collectively refers to several conditions where the peripheral nerves coming out of your spinal cord become diseased or otherwise damaged. When this happens, communication between the brain and the various parts of your body breaks down, leading to impaired muscle movements and cutting off normal sensations in your arms and legs. There are various types of neuropathies that have been categorized based on their symptoms, the root cause of the condition, and how extensively the nerves have been damaged. Dr. Rozenberg can narrow down the nature of your disease in order to treat it appropriately.
Failed Back Surgery
Virtually all medical procedures carry some level of risk. Most back surgery is meant to help decompress a pinched nerve root or stabilize a painful joint. However, some patients might suffer from a new or persistent pain after the treatment. The incidence of failed back surgery syndrome is between 20 and 40 percent, although the likelihood rises with each subsequent operation. Get in touch with us right away if your back pain has remained or gotten worse after a previous surgery.
One notable form of neuropathic pain occurs in the knee, which is filled with fibular, tibial, sural, and saphenous nerves that are very susceptible to injury thanks to all the use they see from walking, standing, running, and sitting. Knee pain is often connected to various forms of arthritis, degenerative disorders, and cartilage problems. Call us right away if you notice that your knee is suffering from stiffness or swelling, or if you frequently experience a sensation of coldness, numbness, or tingling around the joint.
Your shoulder is actually comprised of multiple joints that work with your tendons and muscles in order to control the various movements of your arm. As time goes on, various problems in the soft tissues or bony structures in the shoulder can lead to discomfort. Sometimes the pain is only temporary, but in other cases you’ll need to call Dr. Rozenberg for a complete diagnosis so that you can receive proper professional care for your shoulder injury.