Glaser Pain Relief Center
Glaser Pain Relief Center | Jeffrey B. Glaser, MD 16311 Ventura Blvd., Suite 518 | Encino | 818-501- PAIN (7246) | glaserpainrelief.com Services Offered • Epidural steroid injections • Rhizotomies/nerve […]
Glaser Pain Relief Center | Jeffrey B. Glaser, MD
16311 Ventura Blvd., Suite 518 | Encino | 818-501- PAIN (7246) | glaserpainrelief.com
• Epidural steroid injections
• Rhizotomies/nerve ablations
• Back pain relief
• Spinal cord stimulation
• Botox for migraines
• Selective nerve root blocks
• Spinal stenosis treatment
• Herniated disc treatment
• Sciatica treatment
• Neck pain relief
Tell us about your practice.
My practice was started in 2001 in Encino to provide patients with alternative treatments to surgery to treat conditions of the spine causing neck pain, back pain and sciatica. It is important to me to provide patients with a soothing and professional environment that calms their nerves and relaxes them.
Tell us about your staff.
I’m so proud of my staff. They have all been handpicked for their compassion and abilities. Each team member cares about every patient, and it shows. My office environment feels more like a family than a workplace due to the enthusiasm, friendliness and warmth of my team.
Why did you choose to work in the Valley?
I grew up in the Valley. I went to Chatsworth High School before going to college and medical school. My whole family is here. After completing my residency and specialty training at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), I moved to Las Vegas for a year to practice. I very quickly realized how much I missed my friends and family—and decided to move back to the community where I grew up. Not a day goes by that I don’t see a patient whom I somehow am connected to. It’s a real thrill to take care of people in the community where I was born and raised.
Many conditions of the spine that cause pain can be avoided by learning to properly strengthen the core and lift objects. Additionally, many people don’t realize that cigarette smoking can prolong healing of conditions of the spine and actually make back pain worse. Who knew!
80% of people will suffer a major episode of back pain and/or sciatica during their lifetime. Surgery is usually not required, and these symptoms will resolve with rest, physical therapy and anti-inflammatories. Sometimes the symptoms don’t resolve with these modalities. In these cases many patients will benefit from epidural steroid injections or nerve ablations.
Area of Expertise
My expertise is the diagnosis and treatment of conditions causing pain. An emphasis is on conditions of the spine such as spinal stenosis and herniated discs, which can cause back pain and/or sciatica.