Dr. Maureen Rozenn, DAOM, LAC, FABORM is well versed in various types of pain treatment. She spent several weeks in China studying acupuncture and herbal protocols for pain relief. Dr. Rozenn has a doctoral degree in Oriental Medicine with a specialization in Pain Management. From this platform, she has developed her own protocols for treating acute and chronic pain, that take into account metabolic, hormonal, structural and emotional factors that can contribute to pain.
In the United States and in China, Dr. Rozenn learned several acupuncture treatments for relieving muscle pain, restoring vertebral alignment, healing strains and sprains and reducing inflammation.
Sometimes patients see Dr. Rozenn right after acute traumas such as car accidents, surf board collisions or simply trying to pick up the dog and becoming immobilized. These are generally uncomplicated acute injuries. Barring any pre-existing conditions, patients heal rather quickly with treatments including: acupuncture, gua sha, cupping, moxibustion, herbal formulas, nutritional supplements and exercises.
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 that generalized 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 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 causing pain to develop or linger. Patterns of inflammation and blockage may have 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 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, 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 known for her Structural Treatments. She examines movements: walking, sitting, turning, etc., to see how she can improve the dynamics of her patient’s movement pattern. Patients often get up from her Structural Treatments walking or sitting differently, their pain greatly reduced.
Common problems that can benefit from these Structural 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