Dr. Maureen Rozenn, DAOM, LAC, FABORM is well versed in treating various types of pain. She spent time weeks in China studying pain relief herbal and acupuncture protocols. Dr. Rozenn specialized in Pain Management during her doctoral studies. She has also developed her own protocol for treating acute and chronic pain utilizing Structural based treatments.
In the United States and in China, she learned several acupuncture protocols for relieving muscle pain, restoring vertebral alignment, healing strains and sprains and reducing inflammation.
Sometimes patients come to us right after a car accident, surf board collision or simply trying to pick up the dog and hearing a crunch. These are acute injuries which at that point are not complicated. Barring any preexisting conditions, patients heal rather quickly with treatment which can include: acupuncture, gua sha, cupping, moxibustion and massage. Herbal formulas, nutritional supplements and exercises may also be prescribed.
But what about the back pain that has been steadily getting worse for ten years? You can’t remember what caused it, but you do know it hurts every morning when you get up. Or how about the general muscle pain or joint stiffness that seems to have no rhyme or reason to when it comes or when it goes? Mysterious numbness in the legs and arms, tight neck muscles and headaches….these problems plague millions of Americans.
Chronic pain requires an entirely different approach. Key questions include: What first caused your pain? Can you relate it back to an injury, or did it come on gradually over time? How long have you had it? What makes it better, what makes it worse? Are you in an acute flare of a chronic condition, or is your pain level stable? What therapies have you tried?
Treating chronic pain differs from treating acute pain because there are many different reasons that pain develops or lingers. Typically, either an injury never healed or a pattern of inflammation and blockage has developed over time. Why? Degenerative diseases and chronic pain syndromes are often the product of old injuries, dietary and lifestyle choices and/or habits of movement that put continually strain ligaments, tendons and joints. Even hormonal imbalances can cause chronic pain!
I had muscle pain for 15 years and tried everything, including hypnosis, massage, rolfing, and Western and Eastern medicine and everything in between with no luck. Until I found Dr. Rozenn. In desperation I decided to try acupuncture one more time. She has changed my life! She is an extremely talented acupuncturist (and I have been to enough different ones to know a good one) and extremely professional. She operates her clinic on time and is absolutely respectful of her client’s issues. I would recommend her to anyone. Pam D.–Santa Cruz
Dr. Rozenn is particularly known for her Structural Treatments. She examines patient’s movements: walking, sitting, turning, etc. to see how she can improve the dynamics of their movement. Patients often get up from her Structural Treatments walking differently, their pain greatly reduced. Common problems that can benefit from her specialized treatments are:
- Muscle pain including: psoas and erector spinae tightness
- Neuromuscular and idiopathic scoliosis
- Rib pain, strains and subluxations
- Mid, lower and upper back pain
- Shoulder, hip and knee pain
- Tilted pelvis
- Rotated shoulder girdle