Category: Arthritis

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

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 »

What is Facetectomy?

Dr. Jeffrey Carlson

Jeffrey R. Carlson, MD You may think that being an orthopaedist is all glamorous, like the movies or TV make it out to be. However, I did spend many years in school, working hard, learning how to be a good physician and surgeon.  One of the most interesting subjects that I had to master was… Read more »

Surgical Treatment for Spinal Osteoarthritis

Dr. Carlson

Spinal Osteoarthritis or Spinal OA is a form of wear-and-tear arthritis that affects the joints of the spine.  The facet joints are located on the backside of each vertebrae and help the spine bend and twist. As we age, the cartilage in these joints may wear away with use and time.  At the same time,… Read more »

Treating Chronic Pain from Spinal Osteoarthritis

Dr. Jenny Andrus

Did you know that Spinal Osteoarthritis is the number one cause of lower back pain in those over the age of 50?  While it is most commonly seen in the lower back, it can also occur in the neck.  This is the kind of arthritis that is known as “wear and tear” arthritis and typically… Read more »