AURORA PAIN MANAGEMENT

Craig S. Rosenblum, M.D.
(760) 346-5911

Dr. Rosenblum

EDUCATION

9/77-6/81 Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA
B.S. Degree. Magna Cum Laude, Granted June 1981

8/81-5/85 George Washington University Medical School, Washington, D.C.
M.D. Degree, Granted May 1985

POST GRADUATE TRAINING

7/85-6/86 Rotating Internship
UMDNJ-N.J. Medical School, Newark, N.J.

7/86-6/88 Anesthesiology Residency
UMDNJ-N.J. Medical School, Newark, N.J.

7/88-6/89 Pain Management Fellowship
UMDNJ-N.J. Medical School, University Hospital, Newark, N.J.

HONORS

1981 Elected to Sigma XI Research Society

1988-89 Administrative / Clinical Chief Resident at UMDNJ-N.J. Medical School-Department of Anesthesiology

1989 Robert D. Dripps, M.D. Memorial Award
Outstanding Graduate Resident in Anesthesiology

2006 Palm Springs Life Magazine
Top Doctor as chosen by their peers.

PROFESSIONAL LICENSES / CERTIFICATION

California Medical License # G059060
Granted October 1986

New Jersey Medical License # 49044
Granted October 28, 1986
Inactive Status

American Board of Anesthesiology
Granted October 12, 1990

Buprenorphine and Office Based Opioid Dependence Treatment Provider
Granted May 2003

WORK EXPERIENCE

7/89-4/93 Staff Anesthesiologist
John F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital, Indio, CA

4/93-4/99 Medical Director & Chief of Anesthesia
Premier Surgery Center of Palm Desert

Medical Director
Premier Pain Center of Palm Desert

4/99- Present
Private Practice Pain Management
Per Diem Anesthesiology

11/01-Present
Medical Director & Chief of Anesthesia
Aurora Surgery Center, Palm Desert

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP

American Society of Anesthesiologist

California Medical Association

California Society of Anesthesiologist

Riverside County Medical Association

Society For Ambulatory Anesthesia

International Spinal Injection Society

Society For Pain Practice Management

American Society of Addiction Medicine

AURORA PAIN MANAGEMENT PROVIDES SERVICES FOR THE FOLLOWING:
Acute & Chronic Neck and Low Back Pain | Herniated Disks | Spinal Stenosis | Sciata | Sacroilitis | Migraine Headaches | Chronic Daily Tension Headaches | TMJ Disorders | Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy | Facial Pain | Pelvic Pain | Post-Herpetic Neuralgia | Shingles | Peripheral Neuropathy | Pain From Trauma or Surgery | Work Injuries | Sports Injuries | Cancer Pain Management

TREATMENTS MAY INCLUDE: EPIDURAL INJECTIONS, NERVE BLOCKS, FACET BLOCKS, BOTULINUM TOXIN INJECTIONS, TRIGGER POINT INJECTIONS, SACROILIAC JOINT INJECTIONS, RAPID OPIOID DETOXIFICATION, ETC.

ALL PROCEDURES WILL BE PERFORMED AT THE NEW...
STATE OF THE ART AMBULATORY SURGERY CENTER...
AURORA SURGERY CENTER

PLEASE SEE:
SURGERY PROCEDURES AURORA PAIN MANAGEMENT FOR PRE-OPERATIVE AND POST-OPERATIVE INSTRUCTIONS ON YOUR PAIN MANAGEMENT

BELOW ARE SOME DESCRIPTIONS FOR THE MEDICAL TERMS USED ABOVE:

Acute And Chronic Neck And Lower Back Pain
Pain that can be caused by a variety of issues related to any of the above.

Herniated Disc:
An intervertebral disc in which part has protruded through the surrounding structure. This protrusion can cause mild
to severe discomfort due to pressure on spinal nerves. Depending on severity, conservative measures such as rest or medication may be implemented.

Spinal Stenosis:
Constricting and or narrowing created by vascular blockage along the spinal canal. Sometimes there is a burning quality. Standing and walking can be particularly painful. The degenerative process is gradually progressive with varying degrees of severity. Recommendation of alternating rest and physical activity with occasional epidural blocks for this condition is encouraged.

Sciatica:
Pain in the thigh and leg caused by an inflammation of the sciatic nerve. Treatment may include a sciatic nerve block to relieve this discomfort.

Sacroilitis:
Inflammation to the area of the sacrum and ileum usually causing buttock and referred pain. Treatment may consist of injecting the joint with anti-inflammatory medication; scaroiliac joint injection.

Migraine Headaches:
Severe, recurring head pain often accompanied by, but not limited to photophobia, nausea or vomiting, and fatigue. These symptoms may last for hours to days and can be debilitating for some people. Pain can be relieved by a variety of conservative methods- medication, injections, blocks or a combined regime.

Chronic Daily Tension Headaches:
Pain that affects the occipital region due to stress or emotional strain preventing adequate rest or relaxation. Trigger point injections and botox have been successful treatments.

TMJ Disorders:
A condition characterized by facial pain and clicking of the jaw. This pain can be described as dull and aching and can be exacerbated by eating or yawning. Typical pain relief can be achieved through an auriculotemporal nerve block, or trigeminal nerve block.

Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy:
Affected extremity or area is characterized by pain with rest or use, swelling of affected site, discoloration, and a decrease in purposeful movement. Treatments such as stellate ganglion blocks or intravenous regional anesthesia may be indicated to lessen severity of symptoms.

Facial Pain:
Associated with TMJ, trigeminal neuralgia, facial trauma, trismus, and cancer pain. Trigeminal Nerve Blocks may be indicated for this type of acute or chronic facial pain.

Pelvic Pain:
Associated with cancer, endometriosis, pelvic inflammatory disease or adhesions. These conditions may be treated with superior hypogastric plexus blocks, or intraspinal therapy, depending on clinical condition.

Post-Herpetic Neuralgia:
Pain described as burning and aching accompanied by “shocks” or “jabs” of intensity. A slight touch of the skin can exacerbate this pain.

Shingles:
Also known as Herpes Zoster. This is an excruciating painful and sometimes debilitating condition that affects the nerve pathways. This condition is characterized by spots on the skin that are hot and discolored; changing to fluid filled raised lesions. Other symptoms include fever, itching and malaise.

Peripheral Neuropathy:
A disorder of the peripheral nervous system such as paresthesia that is caused by nerve injury. Pain associated with paresthesia can be treated with nerve blocks. Each block specific to the site of injury i.e. ilioinguinal as genitofemoral.

Pain from Trauma or Surgery:
Pain resulting from direct bodily trauma or surgical procedures.

Work Injuries:
Neck, back, arms, legs or other affected areas. Treatment is specified to
injured site.(s)

Sports Injuries:
Varying related sports injuries. Treatment is specific to injured site (s).

Cancer Pain Management:
Chronic pain associated with multiple diagnosis related to cancer pain or pain caused by the treatments of cancer.