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Dr. Jeffrey Glaser

Pain Management
Encino, CA
26 years experience male

Locations

Office

Encino, CA

Address

16311 Ventura Boulevard, Suite #775, Encino, CA
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My office hours

Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
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Specialties
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Pain Management

Anesthesiology

Doctor Q&A

72 Answers
18 Agrees
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Glaser
Pain Management 26 years experience
See a Doctor: I would see your primary physician for a work-up of your symptoms. It is dangerous to assume you own diagnosis without a proper evaluation. It may be ... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Glaser
Pain Management 26 years experience
Work-Up!: Before treating any condition you should be seen by a board certified physician to start a work-up. It is probably best to start with your primary ca... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Glaser
Pain Management 26 years experience
DEPENDS ON SYMPTOMS: If you pain is just back related it could be a bruise/contusion. If either of your legs are weak or painful you may have a herniated disc. Narcotics... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Glaser
Pain Management 26 years experience
See Your Doctor!: If pain is "severe" and not responding to anti-inflammatories you need a workup to rule out organ causes of pain such as kideney, colon etc. If the p... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Glaser
Pain Management 26 years experience
What is Goal: As with any medical treatment the questions you should ask should revolve around the risks, benefits, complications and alternatives. Very important ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Glaser
Pain Management 26 years experience
Yes: Sciatica, which refers to pain radiating down one and sometimes both legs in a particular distribution that corresponds with the sciatic nerve and its... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Glaser
Pain Management 26 years experience
Ask Your Doctor: Most doctors have a very specifice pre-operative/procedural instruction sheet for you to review and follow. If you are receiving sedation nothing to ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Glaser
Pain Management 26 years experience
Yes, but rare: The biggest risk of the steroid with epidural steroid injections is getting a condition called avascular necrosis. This is a rare disorder that usual... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Glaser
Pain Management 26 years experience
Yes!: Remember an epidural is an injection of anti-inflammatory medication to help an underlying problem of inflammation causing nerve impingement. It is no... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Glaser
Pain Management 26 years experience
Yes: Sciatica refers to compression of the roots of nerves that eventually make up the sciatic nerve. This most often happens at the l4-s1 levels in the s... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Glaser
Pain Management 26 years experience
48-72 Hours: Epidural steroids work by locally depositing steroid (an anti-inflammatory) in and around an area of inflammation causing nerve root compression resul... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Glaser
Pain Management 26 years experience
Never: Nobody ever "needs" an epidural. It is an elective procedure that is part of the treatment continuum for disc disease of the spine and often a less in... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Glaser
Pain Management 26 years experience
Multiple Options: It is important that you are under the direct care of a competent pain management physician or surgeon to guide you as to what the next steps are. Tre... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Glaser
Pain Management 26 years experience
Possibly: If the herniation is acute (just happened) a common course is that these issues resolve on their own within 6-8 weeks. Often physical therapy and anti... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Glaser
Pain Management 26 years experience
Oxycodone: Yes and no. Oxycodone is a frequently prescribed immediate release narcotic given to people who are on chronic opioid therapy with a sustained releas... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Glaser
Pain Management 26 years experience
Possibly: It depends. If the "spinal tap" was done to get spinal fluid to test it and the "tap" was traumatic or difficult with the needle hitting bone you may ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Glaser
Pain Management 26 years experience
Depends...: This is a broad question with many variables including the underlying nature of your spine disease. I would strongly recommend discussing with your d... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Glaser
Pain Management 26 years experience
Great Question: Depends what you mean by "failure". If failure means not getting the hope for pain relief it depends on many factors including skill and clinical judg... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Glaser
Pain Management 26 years experience
See a Doctor: Back pain, as with all pain, is your body's way of saying "something is wrong". Causes of back pain range from the very benign and innocent such as sp... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Glaser
Pain Management 26 years experience
Serious Symptoms: Low back pain in conjunction with loss of bladder control can signify a serioius condition needing immediate attention. This is not normal. I would s... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Glaser
Pain Management 26 years experience
Absolutely: There are terrific physicians in both geographic regions who specialize in diagnosis and treatment of back pain. If you have not been seen by your pri... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Glaser
Pain Management 26 years experience
Depends on Cause: Neck pain, like all pain, is your body's way of say "something is not right". Before considering treatment options it is important to figure out what ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Glaser
Pain Management 26 years experience
Many Etiologies: Sciatica refers to entrapment/pressure against the nerve itself often at the level of the piriformis muscle or in the spine where one or more of the n... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Glaser
Pain Management 26 years experience
Less Inflammation: The idea behind epidural steroid injections is to reduce inflammation in an area causing nerve irritation - usually from surrounding structures such a... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Glaser
Pain Management 26 years experience
No: Back pain comes from many causes including, but not limited to musculoskeletal spasm, degenerative disc disease, arthritis/spondylosis, trauma, and st... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Glaser
Pain Management 26 years experience
YES!: Yes! diabetes can be a very seriously disease - especially if not monitored closely and treated aggressively. High sugars often lead to nerve damage ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Glaser
Pain Management 26 years experience
It Can: Any chronic pain condition leads to a sensory and emotional response that is unpleasant and often interferes with one's ability to enjoy their activit... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Glaser
Pain Management 26 years experience
Multiple: You will want to see a board-certified pain management physician or physical medicine/rehabilitation doctor known as a physiatrist.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Glaser
Pain Management 26 years experience
Possibly: Acupuncture has been around for thousands of years and acupressure is based on similar principles to acupuncture. Although it may symptomatically make... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Glaser
Pain Management 26 years experience
Different Mechanisms: Back pain can be due to multiple causes and knowing the cause will help your physician choose proper medications. Medications to treat pain are genera... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Glaser
Pain Management 26 years experience
YES!: Obestiy is a major contributing factor to lumbar degenerative disc disease which is often the primary cause of "sciatica" which is nerve root compress... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Glaser
Pain Management 26 years experience
For Back Pain: Lumbar facet injections are meant to be diagnostic and not therapeutic to see if the facets are the cause of back pain. They should always be done und... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Glaser
Pain Management 26 years experience
Get It Worked Up!: First and foremost if you have true "sciatica" described as pain going down the back and outside portion of your thigh and down the outside aspect of ... Read More
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Glaser
Pain Management 26 years experience
Work Up: The first step is a comprehensive history and physical with correlation of studies and how your life is impacted by back pain or radicular symptoms/sc... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Glaser
Pain Management 26 years experience
Double Crush: Sounds like you may have what's known as "double crush" phenomenon. Both cervical spine and entrapment of the ulnar/median nerve causing symptoms. C... Read More
A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Glaser
Pain Management 26 years experience
Visit Your Doctor: It is possible that you have lumbar degenerative disease with possible nerve root impingement causing the pain in your thigh which is referred to as r... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Glaser
Pain Management 26 years experience
All Over Map: Sounds like you need a more complete workup for the severe low back pain. Whether the back pain is causing nausea is not clear, but possible. You nee... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Glaser
Pain Management 26 years experience
As always...Depends: Herniated discs are sometimes just an incidental finding and not always the cause of back pain. It is important to have a board-certified physician w... Read More
A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Glaser
Pain Management 26 years experience
See Your MD: Firstly, your "sciatica" as you are referring to is a distinct medical term that refers to compression of the nerves that make up the largest nerve in... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Glaser
Pain Management 26 years experience
Minimal: Everybody has a different tolerance for pain. Epidurals should not be horribly painful. If done with sedation patients often don't recall the epidura... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Glaser
Pain Management 26 years experience
Vague Question: Neuropathy is a term that is used to described a burning/aching nerve related pain usually in the extremities due to a variety of causes including, bu... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Glaser
Pain Management 26 years experience
Great Question: Unfortunately, there is no good literature to give exact amount of time that a patient might expect to receive relief from any type of epidual steroid... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Glaser
Pain Management 26 years experience
Many Causes: Peripheral neuropathy can be a debilitating and frustrating symptom that usually represents an underlying disorder including, but not limited to, diab... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Glaser
Pain Management 26 years experience
Maybe Unrelated: Herniated discs in your neck don't cause vision problems. The c6-c7 disc could cause many other sx. Such as neck pain, arm pain, hyperreflexia. Neck... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Glaser
Pain Management 26 years experience
Work Up: Hopefully, with these symptoms you have had your back pain and leg symptoms worked up with a MRI at the very least. It is important to have a correct... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Glaser
Pain Management 26 years experience
Depressed?: Sounds like clinical depression. However, i would not treat yourself. See your doctor! it is important to have some basic blood work done to make s... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Glaser
Pain Management 26 years experience
Possibly: Just like we inherit similar looks and facial features of our genetic parents we also frequently inherent much of their genetic predisposed tendencies... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Glaser
Pain Management 26 years experience
NO: The term sciatica refers to irritation/compression of the sciatic nerve and pain typically runs down the back of the thigh and into the outside portio... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Glaser
Pain Management 26 years experience
Sometimes a Concern: Mid back pain/thoracic pain can be due simply to musculoskeletal causes such as strain/sprain or could be a sign of more serious disease such as a tho... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Glaser
Pain Management 26 years experience
Absolutely: It is not uncommon for patients to feel "wired" or "hyper" for several days after an epidural steroid injection. Steroids have many effects on the bo... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Glaser is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Glaser is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Why do my pain stop at my knee, and from thserw it hose num?
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Many thanks - much appreciated
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Thanks I have followed up.. Vision is fine now... Neck is being done

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, PA
Graduated 1996MD

Residency

UCLA
Completed 2000

Awards

Commpassionate Doctor Award, Vitals.com
Super Doctors Los Angeles Magazine
Top Pain Management Specialist , Third Place, California - Summer
2013
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