At Oceanside Center of Neurology, Dr. Glenn Balfour, MD., helps treat patients with chronic pain, sports injuries, spinal injuries, brain tumors, nervous system trauma, and nerve conditions. He is board certified in General Neurology from the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and board eligible in Spinal Cord Injury. Since 1995, he has helped treat a variety of patients with many different medical conditions to reduce or lessen their symptoms and pain.
Professional California Neurology Center
Oceanside Center of Neurology is a premier neurological group in Oceanside California treating all of San Diego. We provide diagnostic treatment services for patients with disorders and injuries of the nervous system. Our areas of expertise include and are not limited to: Parkinson’s Disease, Stroke, Epilepsy, Nerve and Muscle Disorders.
Spinal Cord Injuries & Nervous System Trauma
Dr. Balfour can help treat individuals who suffer from a variety of spinal cord injuries whether from sports injuries, motor vehicle accidents, work accidents, falls or assault, just to name a few. Typically, these injuries are first diagnosed with the use of MRIs, CT scans, or spinal x-rays. After the diagnosis, patients are referred to spinal specialists such as Dr. Glenn Balfour. With years of experience treating patients with nervous system trauma, he can offer treatment options that can reduce or lessen your symptoms overall. This type of injury should be treated as soon as possible to get the best possible outcome.
Some spinal cord injuries or nervous system trauma may require spinal surgery. As a spinal specialist, Dr. Balfour can offer non-surgical treatments first, to determine if the treatments will help the patient’s pain. After a period of time, the treatment plan can be re-assessed in order to consider spinal surgery.
Brain Tumor Treatment
There are a variety of different types of brain tumors varying on their location, size, and whether or not they are cancerous. A neurologist such as Dr. Balfour is well versed in different types of tumors and the proper treatment associated with each one. If you have persistent neurological symptoms that concern you, it’s time to visit a neurologist in Oceanside, California who specializes in treating individuals just like you. The cause of brain tumors does vary, which makes it important to visit a professional who can properly evaluate and treat your particular condition.
In many cases, surgery is the best way to treat brain tumors.
Deep Brain Stimulation
One type of brain surgery is known as deep brain stimulation. With this procedure, small holes are made in the skull where electrodes are implanted. These electrodes produce electrical impulses that help to regulate abnormal impulses that occur with medical conditions such as epilepsy, Tourette’s, Parkinson’s, and dystonia, just to name a few. A pacemaker-like device is put into the chest, which controls the amount of stimulation that is done to the patient. This can be controlled by the medical professional both at the time of surgery and afterward, as it can be adjusted to the patient’s needs and improvements. This is typically used by Dr. Balfour to treat those who aren’t able to manage their symptoms with traditional medication or other non-surgical treatment methods. While the procedure is generally safe, any type of surgical procedure has risks, and Dr. Balfour can discuss them thoroughly with you.
Schedule an Appointment with a Board-Certified California Neurologist Today
Dr. Glenn Balfour is a board-certified neurologist with the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology who specializes in treating patients with chronic pain, sports injuries, spinal injuries, brain tumors, nervous system trauma, and nerve conditions in and around San Diego. To schedule an appointment at his Oceanside, California office, call 760-845-4879 today. With many years of experience and tremendous skill, he can guarantee his patients professional, direct, and comprehensive medical care throughout your treatment.
Neurosurgery – What We Treat
Our office offers a range of treatment options, including treatments for the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerves, and extra-cranial cerebrovascular system.
Dr. Glenn Balfour, MD
Board Certified in General Neurology
Board Eligible in Spinal Cord Injury
Fellowship in Spinal Cord Injury completed at UCI Medical Center
Residency in Neurology completed at LSU Shreveport School of Medicine
Internship in Medicine completed at Staten Island University Hospital
Medical Degree from Sackler School of Medicine