Join us in congratulating Orthopaedic and Spine Center’s Top Docs for 2020! These physicians were chosen by their physician peers in a survey conducted by Coastal Virginia Magazine. Meet the OSC Physicians Chosen as Coastal Virginia Magazine Top Docs 2020 Pictured L to R – Robert J. Snyder, MD • Joel D. Stewart,… Read more »
Category: Dr. Emily A. Ludwig
The Psychology of Pain
Emily A. Ludwig, PsyD Pain is the most common reason that patients come to see a physician at OSC, where they treat musculoskeletal conditions of the body. Pain can affect a person’s ability to participate in certain activities, work, how well they sleep, and their relationships with others. As a Pain Psychologist on the OSC… Read more »
It’s a Boy! We Welcome Finnley Vincent Todd Ludwig to the OSC Family!
Baby Finnley was born on Friday, April 17, 2020 and weighed 6 lbs. 12 oz. at birth. The proud parents are Dr. Emily and Zack Ludwig. Dr. Emily Ludwig is the Pain Psychologist on OSC’s Interventional Pain Management team. We send the new family our best wishes and are delighted to welcome Finnley to our… Read more »
I’ve Been Diagnosed with Fibromyalgia (FMS) – What Should I Know?
Jenny L. F. Andrus, MD Fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) can be a confusing and frightening diagnosis. Patients often get this diagnosis after having been seen by many different specialists. They’re often confused and frustrated by the lack of clarity surrounding the cause or the treatment. This diagnosis is more of a description of your problem rather… Read more »
Why Do I Have More Pain During Self-Quarantine at Home with my Family?
Emily A. Ludwig, PsyD Picture this…your entire family, sitting around the kitchen table, all warm and snuggly, drinking hot cocoa. Everyone is smiling and laughing as your kids take turns talking about how they love spending time at home with you. You’ve got chocolate chip cookies in the oven and a pot of homemade… Read more »
Reducing Your Stress During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Emily A. Ludwig, PsyD We are living in very uncertain times right now…the news is bad and people around the world are sick with the Coronavirus. We’re now working from home. Our kids can’t go to school, they’re stuck at home with us, can’t see or play with their friends and are going stir-crazy…. Read more »
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Emily A. Ludwig, PsyD One of the most useful tools I employ when helping patients is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy or CBT. It uses Cognition (thinking) to affect change in Behavior (actions) and, with practice, can become a truly life-changing tool for patients who are struggling with depression, anxiety, chronic pain, substance abuse, etc. CBT has… Read more »
Biofeedback for Chronic Pain
Emily A. Ludwig, PsyD As a Psychologist trained to help patients who suffer with the emotional effects of Chronic Pain, I employ a variety of methods to bring healing. Biofeedback is an important self-help tool that patients learn to use whenever they are feeling stressed, painful or otherwise need to reconnect their mind and body…. Read more »
When is Aversion Therapy Appropriate?
Emily A. Ludwig, PsyD Aversion Therapy is a form of behavior modification used to help individuals reduce or stop detrimental behaviors, by associating those behaviors with discomfort or punishment, such as a pain sensation, a bad taste, smell; or an electric shock. Over time, the individual is conditioned to believe that doing the disagreeable behavior… Read more »