Category: Chronic Pain Treatment

What is Enthesitis?

Raj Sureja, MD

  The human skeleton is comprised of over 200 bones and over 600 muscles, all of which are connected to one another by specialized, fibrous tissues called tendons and ligaments.  Tendons attach muscle to bone and ligaments attach bone to other bones.  Each of these has a special connection or an attachment point called an… Read more »

Cervical Radiculopathy

Raj Sureja, MD

Raj N. Sureja, MD The human neck is comprised of seven vertebral bones known as the cervical area of the spine.  This column of bones is stacked on top of each other and houses the upper portion of the spinal cord and many nerve roots that shoot off and go to different areas of the… Read more »

OSC to Welcome New Pain Psychologist in January 2021

Dr. Martin

  Dr. Andrew L. Martin, PsyD, will be joining Orthopaedic & Spine Center and the Interventional Pain Management Team as their Pain Psychologist on Monday, January 4, 2021. Dr. Martin comes to OSC after serving 20 years as an active-duty Navy clinical psychologist, where he specialized in psychotherapy for chronic pain, trauma, depression, and anxiety…. Read more »

What is Prolotherapy and How Does it Work?

Jenny L. F. Andrus, MD There are many causes of chronic pain and a leading one is joint pain due to joint instability. Strains and sprains to ligaments (they connect bone to bone) and tendons (they connect muscle to bone) over time can result in their loosening. Many experts believe that this loosening or instability… Read more »

Six Important Things to Know about Fibromyalgia Syndrome (FMS)

Dr. Jenny Andrus

Jenny L. F. Andrus, MD 1. Self-care is key. Exercise and stress management are the most important aspects of your care. Try yoga, swimming or walking.  Meditation and Mindfulness are proven stress reducers. Try to do something everyday that relieves your stress and gets you moving. 2. Mood disorders are common with FMS and failure… Read more »

Treatment for the Pain of Diabetic Neuropathy

Jenny L. F. Andrus, MD According to the CDC, 100 million Americans have diabetes or a condition known as pre-diabetes. Type 1 diabetes typically presents in childhood and is more rare, accounting for 10% of all diabetes cases. The more common Type 2, accounting for 90% of cases, occurs in adulthood and can be caused… Read more »

Ten Ways to Manage Your Pain During the COVID-19 Crisis

  Jenny L. F. Andrus, MD The COVID-19 pandemic has brought huge changes to most of our daily lives. It’s changing how we work, how we spend our free time and dramatically changed how we interact with each other. This is a trying time for everyone, but for those with chronic pain, it can be… Read more »

What is Fibromyalgia?

Dr. Jenny Andrus

Jenny L. F. Andrus, MD Fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) is a chronic pain condition that causes pain all over the body. Often patients will say that they hurt from head to toe. Some of the areas may be more painful than others with patients often reporting higher levels of low back or neck pain. This “all… Read more »

Why Do I Feel “Pins & Needles”? Your Guide to the Symptom of Tingling

Dr. Sureja

  Raj N. Sureja, MD As an Interventional Pain Management Specialist, I frequently see patients who describe a feeling of “pin and needles” in different areas of the body.  But what exactly does this unpleasant tingling sensation represent insofar as a diagnosis and subsequent treatment?  In this article, I will discuss tingling, why it happens,… Read more »

In-Office Elective Medical Procedure Update

COVID-19 Update

To Our Valued Patients: Based on Virginia Governor Ralph Northam’s recent order regarding elective medical procedures in physician offices during the COVID-19 Pandemic, as well as medical society guidelines, we will have to postpone your procedure until at least 5-1-2020. If there is an adjustment to the date on which the governor’s mandate is lifted… Read more »