Donald Corenman, MD, DC
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You have real and significant pain that is affecting your life. You want to have pain relief. How is this crying wolf?

The purpose of your doctor is to determine what your pain origins are and try to solve the problem. Once he discovers that you have a pars fracture and now has a potential pain generator, he can order a selective nerve root block to temporary anesthetize the nerve in the L4-5 foramen. If you gain good temporary pain relief, he can potentially plan a surgery that relieves your pain.

Dr. Corenman

PLEASE REMEMBER, THIS FORUM IS MEANT TO PROVIDE GENERAL INFORMATION ON SPINE ANATOMY, CONDITIONS AND TREATMENTS. TO GET AN ACCURATE DIAGNOSIS, YOU MUST VISIT A QUALIFIED PROFESSIONAL IN PERSON.
 
Donald Corenman, MD, DC is a highly-regarded spine surgeon, considered an expert in the area of neck and back pain. Trained as both a Medical Doctor and Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Corenman earned academic appointments as Clinical Assistant Professor and Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, and his research on spine surgery and rehabilitation has resulted in the publication of multiple peer-reviewed articles and two books.