Category: Dr Jenny Andrus MD

Acute vs. Chronic Pain – Understanding the Difference

by Jenny L. F Andrus, MD – Interventional Pain Management Specialist at OSC Pain itself is not a primary diagnosis, but a symptom of an underlying problem.  It is an alarm signal from our brain that something is wrong and needs to be addressed.  An easy analogy is to compare pain and its cause to… Read more »

Myofascial Pain by Jenny L.F. Andrus, MD

One of the leading causes of pain for people in the United States is back pain. Myofascial pain is a fancy medical term for muscle pain. The muscles in our body help us do everything from breathing to running. Muscles are comprised of thousands of small fibers that allow them to be flexible, yet remain… Read more »

Treating Chronic Pain with Yoga by Jenny L. F. Andrus, MD

Many Americans suffer from chronic pain that interferes with how well they sleep, their mood, and their overall satisfaction in life. Chronic pain is difficult to treat for many reasons. In some people, the pain generator is not identified. Chronic pain is thought to come from increased activity in the nervous system that makes it… Read more »

Losing Weight as a Treatment for Chronic Pain – Jenny L. F. Andrus, MD

As an Interventional Pain Management Specialist, I see patients in my practice who report suffering from chronic pain caused by a variety of diseases or injuries. Often times, we discuss many different methods of treating the pain, ranging from the use of non-narcotic medications to very potent opioid drugs, lifestyle changes, Physical Therapy, interventional procedures… Read more »

Fibromyalgia: A Painful and Often Misdiagnosed Condition

by Jenny L. F. Andrus, M.D. I commonly see patients in my busy Interventional Pain Management Practice who present with widespread pain and other troublesome symptomology. They may have been given an incorrect diagnosis or maybe the physician(s) they have seen have told them that they can find nothing wrong. By the time I see… Read more »

Peripheral Neuropathy

by Jenny L. F. Andrus, MD As an Interventional Pain Management Specialist at the Orthopaedic & Spine Center, I treat many patients who are suffering with chronic pain caused by peripheral neuropathy. Often, a patient will come to me frustrated by the symptoms and functional limitations caused by peripheral neuropathy. Peripheral neuropathy isn’t a single… Read more »

Fibromyalgia: A Painful and Often Misdiagnosed Condition – Jenny L. F Andrus, MD

I commonly see patients in my Interventional Pain Management Practice who present with widespread pain and other troublesome symptomology.  They may have been given an incorrect diagnosis or maybe the physician(s) they have seen have told them that they can find nothing wrong.  By the time I see most of these patients, they are often… Read more »

Phantom Pain and its Treatment by Dr Jenny Andrus MD

Orthopaedic & Spine Center operates a dedicated team of interventional pain management specialists, which includes Dr Jenny Andrus MD In my last blog post, I discussed the possible causes of Phantom pain and the medications that are commonly used to treat those symptoms.  In this post, I will talk about other treatments that offer relief… Read more »