Dr. David Rosenfeld

Pain Management
Atlanta, GA
29 years experience male

Locations

Alliance Spine and Pain

Roswell

Address

1295 Hembree Rd, Suite 101, Roswell
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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Insurances accepted

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana

Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Alabama

Cigna

United HealthCare Insurance Company

Alliance Spine and Pain Centers

Atlanta, GA

About

Bio

Dr. Rosenfeld is a 1994 graduate of the University of Wisconsin Medical School. He is Board Certified in Anesthesiology and completed his training in New Orleans, Louisiana at the Alton Ochsner Medical Foundation. He has advanced training in interventional pain management and is well-published in the fields of anesthesiology and pain management. He is a member of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, the American Academy of Pain Medicine, and the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians. Dr. Rosenfeld moved to Atlanta in 2010 after serving as the Chief of Anesthesiology and the Director of the Center for Pain Management at Oktibbeha County Hospital in Starkville, MS. Previously, Dr. Rosenfeld was in private practice in New Orleans along with serving on the faculty of Tulane University Medical Center.

Specialties
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Pain Management

Licenses

United States: Georgia

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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 29 years experience
No: High cholesterol causes vascular disease which can cause ischemia to tissues but not neuropathy.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 29 years experience
Good for both: It can help in both ways.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 29 years experience
See below: Dr. Gordon gives great information in his answer. If you can stop the Aspirin for a week before the cleaning it would help. Only do so with the ap... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 29 years experience
Many options: I personally like Nucynta (tapentadol) as it works a bit differntly than others out there. It blocks multiple pain pathways (rather than just one). ... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 29 years experience
Not the shots: Pain, pain medication, and depression all can cause diminished sex drive.
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A member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 29 years experience
Yes: You need prompt care in a hospital. Treatment is with a drug called acetadote.
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A member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 29 years experience
Treatment: Depending on the extent and duration inpatient treatment may be the best option. Outpatient treatment with Suboxone may be an option.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 29 years experience
Start simple: Nsaids are a great start. If after a month there is little improvement see a rheumatologist.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 29 years experience
Yes: All three are great options and can be used in combination.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 29 years experience
Long list: There are many possible answers. Appendicitis, ovarian cyst, pelvic inflammatory disease, interstitial cystitis are possible answers.
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A member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 29 years experience
Treat the problem: As dr keller says there are multiple causes. Treat the cause first. That said there are multiple excellent medications (gralise, cymbalta, (duloxeti... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 29 years experience
Variability: The answer is very complex, and somewhat theoretical. No two people are the same. Processing of pain is different in different people. No two injur... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 29 years experience
Safest? Nothing: Taking nothing is the "safest". Tylenol, (acetaminophen) however, should be fine. Opioids are fine as well but may lead to a withdrawl syndrome in t... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 29 years experience
Maybe not: There are specific doses of "adult" medications for children. Do not deviate from them.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 29 years experience
Pain beyond 3 months: It is loosely defined as pain lasting longer than 3 months. Also can be defined as pain that persists beyond the usual healing period. The central n... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 29 years experience
See below: Fibromyalgia is a common syndrome in which a person has long-term, body-wide pain and tenderness in the joints, muscles, tendons, and other soft tissu... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 29 years experience
Partial UCL tear: Typically, partial injuries to the ligament are immobilized for several weeks, while complete rupture of the ligament usually requires surgical repair... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 29 years experience
Should?: You should be in the WC if needed. There is no maximum number of hours
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 29 years experience
See below: Floaters are common, flashes of light are not.
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 29 years experience
Many good treatment: There are several excellent newer drugs (cymbalta , lyrica, (pregabalin) and savella). In combination with exercise these are great options.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 29 years experience
Cure..no Help..yes: There are many options to help with neuropathic pain. There is no clear cure. The b vitamins seem to help. Several newer prescribed medications (cy... Read More
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A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 29 years experience
Not really: Prozac (fluoxetine) causes reputable of a brain chemical called serotonin. Make sure your anesthesiologist knows you take it. Use of Prozac (fluoxet... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 29 years experience
See pain specialist: You need evaluation by a pain specialist. The initial answer given is correct. A nerve block of the affected nerve will likely help.
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A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 29 years experience
In general no: The risks are low in an otherwise healthy individual. Even in those who have medical problems the risks of modern day anesthesia are low.
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 29 years experience
Should not: It should not be painful. The skin is numbed before the epidural needle is inserted.
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A 58-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 29 years experience
Withdrawal: That fast a drowsy have caused some withdrawal symptoms.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 29 years experience
Adverse effect: Weight gain with Lyrica (pregabalin) does occur. I always question patients about activity and diet as other possible causes (or at least additive ca... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 29 years experience
See pain specialist: There are many options available. Spinal cord stimulation is one option but i would suggest seeing a pain specialist first to be evaluated.
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A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 29 years experience
See a doctor: You need an evaluation including xrays. This may be as simple as a strain/pulled muscle or may require evaluation by an orthopedic surgeon or pain sp... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 29 years experience
Many options: Several pain medications are available as patches (fentanyl and buprenorphine). A better answer is that you may benefit from any long acting opioid (... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 29 years experience
Maximum Dose: By "hydromorphone contin" i asume you mean long acting hydromorphone or exalgo. There is no maximum dose of any pure mu opioid medication. That said... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 29 years experience
Topical Medication: Arthritis localized to the hands is often well treatment with topical anti-inflammatory medication. I like voltaren (diclofenac) gel. Pennsaid is an... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 29 years experience
See below : Every time is best.
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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 29 years experience
1: An excellent treatment for failed back surgery is a spinal cord stimulator. In my practice the number one reason for implantation of a stimulator is ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 29 years experience
Several options: You could simply reduce the dose of dosing frequency. You could try hydrocodone or tramadol in place of oxycodone.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 29 years experience
Not first choice: Opioids are not the first line treatment for dpn. Start with Lyrica (pregabalin) and/or cymbalta.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 29 years experience
They are rare: Very unlikely. Allergic reactions are rare and can be treated. Other anesthesia complications include malignant hyperthermia and pseudocholinesteras... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 29 years experience
Many people: Most people do not vomit after general anesthesia.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 29 years experience
Difficult airway: I assume that since a fiber optic intubation was attempted that you had a difficult airway. What about prior intubations? What happened? Obviously ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 29 years experience
If ordered by MD: There is no reason why your doctor can not use these in combination. Do not add morphine or any other pain reliever to oxycodone with it being prescr... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 29 years experience
Difficulty sitting: Chronic coccyx pain makes sitting difficult. Depending on the cause child birth and bowel movements may be uncomfortable.
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 29 years experience
No nsaids: Nsaids post back surgery are a bad idea due to decreased wound healing. They are contraindicated for up to a year after a fusion. Other oral pain me... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 29 years experience
Pain shots: An epidural steroid injection in the neck or back allows for administration of steroids (anti inflammatory) into an area near irritated nerve roots an... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 29 years experience
Resume life: It is therapy for those recuperating from physical or mental illness that encourages rehabilitation through the performance of activities required in ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 29 years experience
Depends: As was already said...normally no, but if you add in "tools" or other objects possibly
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A member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 29 years experience
Many possibilities : Muscle strain and spasm would be my first thoughts. See your doctor.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 29 years experience
No: There are many far less invasive options. Surgery is far from always effective when it is performed.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 29 years experience
Different : Elavil (amitriptyline) helps with the neural chemical involved in blocking pain. Lortab simply blocks the brain and central nervous system from feeli... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 29 years experience
See below: Common side effects of Cialis include: flushing (redness or warmth of the face, neck, or chest), headaches, stomach upset, diarrhea, flu-like symptoms... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 29 years experience
Inflammatory: Naproxen will be better for inflammatory types of pain such as tendonitis, sprains, etc.
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Apr 15, 2013
"When in Rome, do as the Romans do"; and when in pain, do as the Georgians do, see Dr. Rosenfeld. His expertise in diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic pain conditions such as neck and back p...Read More
I strongly recommend Dr. Rosenfeld for with out reservation based on my knowledge of him in this forum.
Jul 27, 2014
I recommend this doctor. Very insightful and I learn something new from these answers
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I expect ill be on this type of med forever, I'm 33 now, I am wondering how I can live a good life. It already effects my mood and my sex life with my wife. How often am I going to need an increae to...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Spot on. I went to a neurologist because of these symptoms and all he did was a lymes titer. I had to figure out it was the medication. Unfortunately my migraines are co...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you so much for your kind service , time & work to answer! I was hesitant to try this one since other sleep aids have been disastrous for me the following day. XXX...Read More

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, WI
Graduated 1994MD

Medical/Graduate school

University of Wisconsin, United States
MD

Residency

OCHSNER FOUNDATION HOSPITAL

Awards

2011 Most Compassionate Physician
America's Best Doctors, Castle Connolly Medical
Top Doctor, Second Place, Georgia - Winter
2013

Affiliations

President, Greater Atlanta Pain Society
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