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.
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Pain is never convenient or enjoyable. So, whether you’re experiencing chronic pain, pain from a sports or spinal injury, lower back pain or some other form of pain, Dr. Glenn Balfour, MD of Oceanside Center of Neurology is the doctor you need. He has the expertise, proficiency, and skill set to effectively treat your pain while getting to its source and offering the latest in chronic pain treatment and other pain and injury therapies.
At Oceanside Center of Neurology, you will develop an overall understanding of your pain, acquire information on the proper usage of your medications and other treatments, discover effective exercise and therapy management, and develop regular and personal objectives and goals for your body and life, regarding your pain.
With the latest and most innovative technology and medical advancements in pain management, Dr. Balfour is ready to help you live your best life, pain-free!
Chronic Pain Treatment Center in Oceanside, CA
Chronic pain is the kind of pain that continues to plague your weeks, months, or even years at a time, after the initial injury. Many doctors and health care professionals determine pain is chronic if it lasts for more than six months.
According to the American Academy of Pain Medicine, chronic pain is defined as pain that “…persists. Pain signals keep firing in the nervous system for weeks, months, even years. There may have been an initial mishap — sprained back, serious infection, or there may be an ongoing cause of pain — arthritis, cancer, ear infection, but some people suffer chronic pain in the absence of any past injury or evidence of body damage.”
The AAPM further adds, “Many chronic pain conditions affect older adults. Common chronic pain complaints include headaches, low back pain, cancer pain, arthritis pain, neurogenic pain (pain resulting from damage to the peripheral nerves or to the central nervous system itself).”
Chronic pain is also defined by certain symptoms that include but aren’t limited to stiffness, a dull ache, throbbing or even “shooting or darting” sensations, soreness and more. Chronic pain may also leave you with feelings of listlessness, fatigue, erratic sleep patterns or difficulty sleeping, mood changes and more.
Effective Treatments For Your Sports Injuries In Oceanside, CA
Sports injuries are not only debilitating but can alter the course of your sports career. Whether you’ve dislocated a shoulder from throwing a football, succumbed to an ankle sprain from running track, or developed lower back pain from an inefficient swing of a golf club, you need effective treatment of your pain and your injury.
Regarding sports injuries, the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention states, “As people’s participation in organized sport activity increases, so does the rate of sports-related injuries. Recreational activities, including sports, account for an estimated 3.2 million visits to emergency rooms each year for children aged 5-14 years. Injuries from organized and unorganized sports account for 775,000 emergency room visits annually for children in this same age group. Sports-related injuries are the leading cause of emergency room visits in 12-17-year-olds.
The CDC also adds that more males than females suffer from sports injuries. “Twice as many males as females suffer sports-related injuries. This is due, in part, to the types of sports males and females play. Collision or contact sports have higher injury rates – football, basketball, baseball, and soccer account for about 80% of all sports-related emergency room visits for children between 5 and 14 years of age.” The CDC further adds, “When it comes to recreational activities, another group “at risk” for injuries includes adults who have been out of practice for a particular sport or are not accustomed to physical activity. Adults sometimes overestimate their abilities to undertake a new exercise program and push themselves to the point of injury.”
Whether you’re a seasoned sports professional or a sports enthusiast, Dr. Balfour, MD at Oceanside Center of Neurology will treat your sports injury with expedient and experienced treatment, effective rehabilitation and relaxation methods, and preventive techniques for your sports injury.
Oceanside, CA Treatment For Spinal Injuries
The Center For Disease Control and Prevention defines a spinal injury as, “An acute traumatic lesion of the neural elements in the spinal canal, resulting in temporary or permanent sensory deficit, motor deficit, or bowel/bladder dysfunction.”
The American Association of Neurological Surgeons adds, “Every year, an estimated 11,000 SCIs (Spinal Cord Injuries) occur in the U.S. Most of these are caused by trauma to the vertebral column, thereby affecting the spinal cord’s ability to send and receive messages from the brain to the body’s systems that control sensory, motor, and autonomic function below the level of injury.”
The spine is one of the most important parts of your body and acts as the central pathway for information connecting the brain to your peripheral nervous system. The spine measures approximately 18 inches for an average man and 18 inches for an average woman.
When your spinal cord is injured, you could suffer from ailments that range from loss of movement, numbness, tingling, and weakness, to loss of bladder/bowel control and difficulty with walking, standing, or even sitting. Dr. Glenn Balfour, MD of Oceanside Center of Neurology has the knowledge to offer the best opportunity for your spine to heal through extensive and effective spine treatments, therapies, and medications.
Advanced Multiple Sclerosis Treatments & Therapy In Oceanside, CA
The National Multiple Sclerosis Society defines multiple sclerosis as, “…an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system that disrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body.”
With the development of MS in an individual, the immune system is usually attacked, causing malfunctions in information transmission between the brain and the body. Multiple Sclerosis can eventually lead to the deterioration of nerves as well as other ailments.
With your diagnosis of multiple sclerosis, Dr. Glenn Balfour, MD of Oceanside Center will work with you, ensuring the best possible treatment and therapy plan. With a sound skill set and the most advanced treatment and management procedures, Dr. Balfour, MD will work to help relieve your MS symptoms and slow the progression of your MS.
Low Back Pain Treatment And Therapy In Oceanside, CA
Your lower back pain can significantly hinder your daily activities and life, but it doesn’t have to. With Dr. Glenn Balfour, MD of Oceanside Center Of Neurology, you’ll receive a comprehensive treatment plan and therapy with the paramount focus on your complete recovery.
Whether surgical or non-surgical treatment plans are recommended and performed, you can be assured of precise, comprehensive and efficient treatment for your low back pain.
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Dr. Glenn Balfour, MD of Oceanside Center Of Neurology has devoted his entire profession to the treatment of neurological disorders and nerve conditions, and nervous system trauma. So, for the thorough, effective and innovative treatment, medicines, and support therapies you need for your persistent pain, contact Dr. Glenn Balfour, MD of Oceanside Center of Neurology today!
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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