Your spine is a delicate and highly important series of vertebrae that extend from your skull to your back. So, when your spine becomes compromised from damage or injury, it’s time to seek a qualified and skilled doctor and team of trained medical specialists who are ready to help address your spinal issues.

Proudly serving Oceanside and the surrounding San Diego communities, Dr. Glenn Balfour and his team of medical experts at Oceanside Center of Neurology are ready to help properly diagnose your spinal injury, and work with you to improve your overall spine health and quality of life!

Understanding Your Spine & Spine Injuries

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a spinal cord injury is defined 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 National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) further adds, “A spinal cord injury usually begins with a sudden, traumatic blow to the spine that fractures or dislocates vertebrae. The damage begins at the moment of injury when displaced bone fragments, disc material, or ligaments bruise or tear into spinal cord tissue.” The NINDS also states, “Most injuries to the spinal cord don’t completely sever it. Instead, an injury is more likely to cause fractures and compression of the vertebrae, which then crush and destroy axons — extensions of nerve cells that carry signals up and down the spinal cord between the brain and the rest of the body. An injury to the spinal cord can damage a few, many, or almost all of these axons. Some injuries will allow almost complete recovery. Others will result in complete paralysis.”

Choosing Oceanside’s Center of Neurology For Your Spinal Cord Injury Treatment

Dr. Glenn Balfour of Oceanside Center of Neurology understands the debilitating state that spinal cord injuries can leave individuals and has devoted his practice to helping patients live a pain-free life.

For your spine injury treatment, Dr. Balfour will begin with a comprehensive examination of you and your spine, while gathering important information from you, so it’s important that you provide as much detail about your spine injury as you possibly can. He’ll then devise a treatment plan that will combine the most innovative testing, rehabilitation, and medications to effectively treat your spine injury.

Whether you need specific medications, non-evasive surgical or intense surgical procedures, physical therapies, or other forms of spinal injury treatments, Dr. Balfour will ensure that your best interest, health, and wellness remain paramount within your treatment plan.

Oceanside Center Of Neurology, Your Spine Injury Specialists

Whether you need intense spinal cord injury therapy, surgery, medication, or rehabilitation to address and correct your spinal injury, you can be assured of complete and thorough care with Dr. Glenn Balfour of Oceanside Center of Neurology. Contact him today for the spinal injury treatment you need and deserve!