Spinal Cord Injury

A spinal cord injury involves damage to any of the nerves in your spinal canal or to any part of the spinal cord. These types of injuries will typically cause permanent changes in all bodily functions, sensations and strength below the site of the injury. However, recent research has progressed to allow people with spinal cord injuries to lead independent and productive lives.

Spinal cord injuries can be the result of a trauma that dislocates or crushes one of your vertebrae, like a car accident, fall or gunshot wound. A non-traumatic spinal cord injury can be caused by conditions such as degenerative disc disease, cancer or arthritis.

After a Spinal Cord Injury

Immediately after a spinal cord injury, it is imperative that the patient is kept stabilized until they can get medical attention. Treatment for the injury will begin right away to minimize the amount of trauma done to the cord.

After the injury, your symptoms will depend on the severity of the injury, and where on your spinal cord the damage is located. The injury is considered complete if a majority of your sensory and motor abilities are impaired; it is incomplete if you still have some degree of motor and sensory abilities. Your doctors will need to perform a series of tests over the course of a few days to determine if your injury is complete or incomplete.

Treatment Options

Following the injury, your doctors may use various IV medications that have been shown to decrease the inflammation of the injury, which can lessen the damage done to the nerve. Surgery can be used to remove any foreign objects or bone fragments that may be causing more damage, or to stabilize any vertebrae. 

As there is no way to reverse the damage done to the nerves after a spinal cord injury, a majority of treatment is heavily focused on preventing any more injuries and helping the patient to live a comfortable and productive life. Rehabilitation and physical therapy will be very important for your ongoing care and treatment plan, and will include working on your fine motor skills and strengthening muscles so you will be able to get back to your daily activities as soon as possible, and resume your regular routines as much as possible.

Thanks to today’s modern medicine, many people with spinal cord injuries can now lead independent and productive lives. If you or someone you know is currently suffering from a spinal cord injury, the doctors at Integrated Pain Management will be happy to provide more information about available treatment and rehabilitation plans.

What we offer

Our Services

PRP Stem Cell Theraphy

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is an innovative regenerative therapy that leverages the growth factors in your blood to heal your body.

Headache

Besides treating headache,
Dr. Roofian specializes in treating cervicogenic headaches, a head pain that originates in the neck.

Shoulder Pain

Dr. Roofian offers a variety of treatment solutions designed to treat your temporary or chronic shoulder pain at its source.

Herniated Disk

Dr. Roofian performs a physical exam, evaluates your symptoms & may recommend a digital imaging scan to rule out conditions.

IV Ketamine Infusion Treatment

Dr. Roofian designs individualized treatment protocols based on the nature of your pain and your responsiveness to initial sessions.

Knee Pain

Dr. Roofian is a pain management specialist offering knee pain treatments for men and women of all ages in Beverly Hills, Tarzana, and Chula Vista, California.

Lower Back Pain

Dr. Roofian reviews your personal and family medical history, discusses your pain, and performs a physical examination to reach an accurate diagnosis.

Pain Management on Lien

Dr. Roofian offers healthcare services for personal or workers compensation cases on a lien. If you’ve sustained a personal or work-related injury.

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Shawn Roofian, MD, Beverly Hills, CA
Phone (appointments): 310-926-4922 | Phone (general inquiries): 310-926-4922
Address: 8500 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 105, Beverly Hills, CA 90211

Shawn Roofian, MD, Tarzana, CA
Phone (appointments): 310-926-4922 | Phone (general inquiries): 310-926-4922
Address: 19228 Ventura Blvd, Suite A, Tarzana, CA 91356

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