Category: Arthritis

Articles related to the treatment and diagnosis of arthritis and osteoarthritis.

Chronic Neck Pain

Raj Sureja, MD

Raj N. Sureja, MD When a patient with chronic neck pain gets referred to me, an Interventional Pain Management Specialist, I am often considered a last resort for treatment. Typically, the patient has tried every treatment that their PCP has to offer, been to a Chiropractor, Physical Therapist, massage therapist, to an Orthopaedist, and may… Read more »

Synovial Chondromatosis

Dr. Snyder

Robert J. Snyder, MD As a bone and joint specialist, I get to see patients everyday with a variety of interesting and unique conditions that keeps my job from ever getting boring.  Sometimes the cells or tissues of the body grow abnormally and cause problems – we often call this cancer.  However, other times this… Read more »

Diagnostic Genicular Nerve Blocks for Knee Pain

Dr. Jenny Andrus

Jenny L.F. Andrus, MD As a practicing Interventional Pain Management physician, I can tell you that patients are very different in how they approach the treatment of pain.  Some want to immediately tackle the pain in the most direct way possible, and if that means surgery, well so be it.  Some take the “wait and… Read more »

MRI Scanning and Knee Pain Diagnosis

The Use of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Technology for Diagnosing Knee Problems Robert J. Snyder, MD In my previous posts, I have discussed knee pain, what conditions or injuries cause it, at home treatments for knee pain and what steps I take to treat knee pain conservatively.  In this post, I will detail what happens… Read more »

Minimally-Invasive Knee Surgery

Arthroscopic knee surgery as an outpatient procedure by Orthopaedic & Spine Center’s Dr Robert J Snyder M Arthroscopic knee surgery is almost always done as an outpatient procedure, unless the patient has other medical conditions that may predicate their being admitted to the hospital for post-surgical monitoring for a longer period.  I will have the… Read more »

Arthroscopic Knee Surgery

Dr. Bob Snyder

Dr Robert J Snyder MD concludes his look at knee pain and knee surgery with an overview of recovery from, and the benefits of AKS Recovery from Knee Surgery So what is the recovery period like after Arthroscopic Knee Surgery ( AKS)?  Most of my patients do extremely well after having arthroscopic knee surgery.  Most… Read more »

What is a Medial Branch Nerve Block and Why is it Prescribed?

Dr. Jenny Andrus

Jenny L. F. Andrus, MD Nerve blocks are commonly used by many types of physicians to prevent or treat pain.  An anesthetic medication is injected near the nerve that affects a specific area of the body to provide effective, short-term pain relief to the patient. For example, nerve blocks may be administered by Anesthesiologists before… Read more »

What is “Tech Neck”?

Dr. Jeffrey Carlson

Jeffrey R. Carlson, MD The next time you are out in a crowded public place, take a moment and look around you.  Pay special attention to the people you see and what they are doing.  I would guess that 8 out of 10 are looking at an electronic device, with their head and neck tilted… Read more »

Radiofrequency Ablation for Spinal Osteoarthritis

Raj Sureja, MD

Raj N. Sureja, MD Osteoarthritis of the spine is a common diagnosis that I make in consultation with patients every day.  Spinal OA causes pain and dysfunction in the lower back and neck, can limit movement, and can also cause pain, numbness and weakness in the limbs, called radiculopathy. As an Interventional Pain Management Specialist,… Read more »