Herniated Disc, Car Accident

[title size=”1″ content_align=”left” style_type=”single” sep_color=”” class=”” id=””]Question[/title][testimonials design=”classic” backgroundcolor=”” textcolor=”” class=”” id=””][testimonial name=”” avatar=”male” image=”” image_border_radius=”” company=”” link=”” target=”_self”]“Well, I’m a retired police chief and I’ve got a friend of mine that’s a State Trooper. He was on an off-ramp writing some citations and got rear ended at about sixty miles an hour while he was stopped.
He’s got three herniated disks, one at the lower back, one at the middle back, one just below the neck. And his doctors have been able to do absolutely nothing for him. I heard your show and I thought I’d just give you a call or maybe you could add some recommendations that he could do. Laying in the fetal position is the only way he can relieve some of the pain.”[/testimonial][/testimonials][separator style_type=”none” top_margin=”” bottom_margin=”20″ sep_color=”” icon=”” width=”” class=”” id=””][title size=”1″ content_align=”left” style_type=”single” sep_color=”” class=”” id=””]Answer[/title][testimonials design=”classic” backgroundcolor=”” textcolor=”” class=”” id=””][testimonial name=”” avatar=”male” image=”” image_border_radius=”” company=”” link=”” target=”_self”]Well there are a couple things about that, and that’s actually a very, very interesting observation. Curling up with his knees up towards his chest made him feel better. That particular position, when exaggerated in that way, will actually increase the pressure on the inside of the disk.

If it were just a herniated disk causing this problem, he would avoid that position. He would not want to be like that. The two things that would cause him the greatest pain would be reaching up overhead and extending his back or and exaggerated flexion. So, I would be willing to bet you that more than likely what he did that’s causing most of his pain is jamming the facet joints in the lower back.

And it would be kind of like trying to catch a basketball and it hit the tip of your fingers, the joints jam inward. This causes some swelling at your fingers. But in the back, not so fast. Why? Cause it’s deep, but when they swell, there is no place for it to go. And you end up with this-this very, very aggravating pain. I would have to ask him what medications or what, other than curling up, can he do take the edge off the discomfort? And it will be different in for each area.[/testimonial][/testimonials]

David S Klein, MD

David S. Klein, MD, FACA, FACPM was born in Washington, DC, and was raised in Chevy Chase, Maryland. He completed his undergraduate education at the University of Maryland with degrees in Chemistry and Psychology.

Medical School was completed at the University of Maryland at Baltimore, followed by Internship in General Surgery at the University of North Carolina and Residency in Anesthesiology at the Duke University, Durham, North Carolina. Dr Klein has been practicing medicine since 1983, concentrating in Pain Medicine, Minimally Invasive Medicine and Surgery, and Neuroendocrinology. Earning Board Certification in Anesthesiology, Dr. Klein was elected Fellow in the American College of Anesthesiology, and he was elected Fellow in the American College of Pain Medicine. He is currently an adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Central Florida, School of Medicine.

He has focused his private practice on treating patients with hormone imbalance issues, nutritional deficiency related medical problems as well as pain related issues and impairment. With a highly-complex, CLIA licensed laboratory in-house, he has been able to provide rapid-turn around analysis efficiently and cost-effectively.
Lecturing extensively nationally as well as internationally, Dr. Klein has authored many articles on topics relating to pain, injury and nutritionally modulated illness. His radio show, “Pain Free Living,” received top ratings during the 6 years it was on the air. Currently practicing in Longwood, Florida, Dr. Klein practices entirely in the office setting.

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