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Dr. Brian Grossman

Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Simi Valley, CA
32 years experience male

Locations

Office

Simi Valley, CA

Address

3605 Alamo St., #200, Simi Valley, CA, US
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My office hours

Wednesday: 8:00am - 5:00am
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Insurances accepted

Aetna

Blue cross blue shield

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Medicaid

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United healthcare

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Zurich North America

About

Bio

I am an orthopedic spine surgeon currently practicing with Southern California Orthopedic Institute, a multi-disciplinary orthopedic practice with 33 physicians and offices in Thousand Oaks, Simi Valley, Van Nuys, Bakersfield and Valencia. My practice encompasses those conditions which affect the spine such arthritis, herniated or degenerative discs, scoliosis, tumors or infection. My goal as a physician is to provide compassionate care consistent with current evidence-based practice, emphasizing the least invasive treatment options whenever appropriate, and surgery when it is indicated. In my spare time I enjoy being with family, playing guitar, photography and exercise.

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Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Orthopedic surgery

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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Grossman
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 32 years experience
Neck ; Shoulder Pain: Neck and shoulder pain can be caused by many things. The most common causes are shoulder problems such as tendonitis or rotator cuff tears. Neck pain ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Grossman
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 32 years experience
Not to worry: If it's not causing pain, and not very noticible, then you dont have to do anything about it. Just keep an eye on it, and if it enlarges, have it look... Read More
A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Grossman
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 32 years experience
Treatment not cure: Lumbar degenerative disc disease can usually be managed with weight loss, exercise, anti-inflammatories and non-narcotic pain relievers. Surgery is r... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Grossman
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 32 years experience
Lipoma: Lipomas are benign growths of fat under the skin. They do not spread like cancer. They can enlarge over time, and will sometimes cause discomfort if t... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Grossman
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 32 years experience
Could be infection: Some swelling after a cortisone injection is normal . If there is redness, heat, tenderness and severe pain, it could indicate there is an infection. ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Grossman
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 32 years experience
Stop running for now: Running may not be the best exercise for you when you are still recovering from a lumbar disc bulge. I suggest you try some low impact exercises like... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Grossman
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 32 years experience
Epidural Injections: Epidural injections are a common way of treating pain caused by stenosis (narrowing of the spinal canal due to bone spurs or disc protrusions). While... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Grossman
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 32 years experience
Degenerative Discs: All of our tissues undergo degenerative changes as we age and this discs between our vertebrae are no exception. I wonder why we refer to degenerativ... Read More
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Grossman
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 32 years experience
Neck Sprain: Sounds like you developed a neck spasm. Moist heat will probably feel better than ice. That and some tylenol (acetaminophen) and Ibuprofen and couple... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Grossman
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 32 years experience
Yes: Cervical spondylosis refers to arthritis of the neck bones. Arthritis can lead to enlargement of the joints in the neck that can press on nerves that... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Grossman
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 32 years experience
Not very likely: Chiropractic manipulations can reduce symptoms from herniated discs, but will not restore disc height, and therefore will not make you taller.
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Grossman
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 32 years experience
Bone cyst on X-ray: If the "bone cyst" is in the same location as the site of your previous allograft, then the x-ray is probably showing the allograft and not a bone cys... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Grossman
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 32 years experience
No worries: I have heard this phenomenon described by many patients. It is nothing to worry about. I believe it to be coming from movement of the neck joints. Th... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Grossman
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 32 years experience
Staph meningitis: A blood patch or epidural involves injecting the spine with a needle. Therefore, the most likely contaminant would be a bacteria on the skin, driven i... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Grossman
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 32 years experience
Could be a disc: Burning in the back associated with leg symptoms is suggestive of nerve compression in the spine. Based upon your age this is most likely due to a dis... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Grossman
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 32 years experience
Tarlov cysts: Tarlov cysts or perineural cysts are collections of fluid around nerves. Most doctors consider them "incidental findings" on an mri, meaning that th... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Grossman
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 32 years experience
Valsalva Maneuver: Neck pain with a deep breath or pain when you bear down like when you are having a bowel movement is called Valsalva Maneuver and may indicate the pre... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Grossman
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 32 years experience
Stay Fit: Working at a job that requires strenuous activities such as heavy lifting and repetitive bending and stooping is similar to performing as a profession... Read More
A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Grossman
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 32 years experience
Strengthen your core: Experiencing some back pain after starting a new exercise program is not unusual--especially after a period of relative inactivity. First give your ba... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Grossman
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 32 years experience
Don't worry about it: At age 19, a brace will have no long term effect on your kyphosis. There is not much that you can do that will significantly alter the curve of your ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Grossman
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 32 years experience
Spine not kidneys: Persistent pain or tenderness in the back near the kidneys is often due to underlying spinal issues, such as degeneration of the lumbar discs or arthr... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Grossman
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 32 years experience
Ignore: Most spine curvatures are not painful. Stay fit, exercise regularly, and maintain a normal weight.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Grossman
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 32 years experience
Spondyloarthritis: Spondyloarthritis treatments include a gentle exercise program, avoidance of activities that increase your pain, anti-inflammatory medicines and if th... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Grossman
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 32 years experience
Neck sprain/strain: Sounds like a neck strain or sprain. Other more serious problems like a herniated disc or pinched nerve are much less likely. Most strains respond to... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Grossman
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 32 years experience
Sciatica: Sounds like you are dealing with sciatica. This is pain that radiates from the hip area down the leg. Do you have any numbness or weakness in the leg?... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Grossman
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 32 years experience
Wrist sprain: Sounds like you sprained your wrist. Avoid strong gripping or repetitve activities with the hand for a few days. A wrist splint may also help along ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Grossman
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 32 years experience
Numbness in hand: The most common causes of numbness in the pinky and ring finger is compression of the nerve at one of four places: the wrist, the elbow, the armpit... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Grossman is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Grossman is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I really appreciate you information. Guess this could be serious, would like to avoid surgery..........by myself, and no one to look after me.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, IL
Graduated 1990MD

Residency

NORTHWESTERN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL

Awards

Top Doctor, Third Place, Ventura Region - Summer
2014
Top Orthopedic Spine Surgeon , Second Place, California - Summer
2014

Affiliations

Encino tarzana regional medical center
Henry mayo newhall memorial hospital
Los robles hospital
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