AURORA PAIN MANAGEMENT
Craig S. Rosenblum, M.D.
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,
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.
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
American Board of Anesthesiology
Granted October 12, 1990
Buprenorphine and Office Based Opioid Dependence Treatment Provider
Granted May 2003
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
Premier Pain Center of Palm Desert
Private Practice Pain Management
Per Diem Anesthesiology
Medical Director & Chief of Anesthesia
Aurora Surgery Center, Palm Desert
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.
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BELOW ARE SOME DESCRIPTIONS FOR THE MEDICAL TERMS USED ABOVE:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.