Category: Dr. Raj N. Sureja MD

Nerve Compression in the Foot or Ankle

Raj N. Sureja, MD When we hear the term “pinched nerve”, we typically think of the neck or lower back.  But pinched or compressed nerves can occur anywhere in the body and the foot or ankle are no exception.  When a bone, tendon or ligament presses against a nerve, pain and dysfunction can result. Common… Read more »

Dr. Raj Sureja Speaks on Neurostimulation for Chronic Pain – Tuesday, June 19 at 7:00 PM

There are effective options to treat pain, other than surgery and medication.  Neurostimulation will be discussed at the June OSC Community Lecture with Dr. Raj Sureja! Spinal Cord Stimulation: An Effective Therapy for Chronic Pain Join Dr. Raj Sureja and learn how Neurostimulation can be used to successfully manage pain of the back, trunk, and limbs, greatly reducing… Read more »

Coastal Virginia Magazine’s 2017 OSC “Top Docs” Announced!

We would like to congratulate four OSC physicians on being voted “2017 Top Docs” in a survey conducted by Coastal Virginia Magazine!  From left to right: Jenny L. F. Andrus, MD; Boyd W. Haynes III, MD; Raj N. Sureja, MD and Mark W. McFarland, DO This survey is conducted annually and is sent to physicians… Read more »

Ice vs. Heat Therapy as a Treatment for Pain

Raj N. Sureja, MD With the advanced technology and multitude of pharmaceuticals that physicians have at their disposal to treat patients with pain, it is no wonder that we may forget to utilize very effective, but often overlooked, forms of treatment.  Such is the case with using heat or ice therapy to treat pain.  In… Read more »

Nerve Root Blocks

Raj N. Sureja, MD As an Interventional Pain Management Specialist, I regularly see patients who have pain, numbness, tingling or weakness in their arm or leg, which seems to follow a distinct neural path, caused by a problem originating near the spine.  Most often, these patients have been treated by a physician for the pain,… Read more »

Why is Pain Felt Intensely by Some People and Less so for Others?

Raj N. Sureja, MD Every day in my medical practice, I encounter patients who experience pain on an on-going basis.  Their pain may be caused by an injury that happened to them, a diagnosed disease or for a completely unknown reason, called idiopathic pain.  For most people, the pain that they feel is recognized but… Read more »

November’s Community Lecture Features Dr. Raj Sureja

  Spinal Cord Stimulation:  An Effective Therapy for Chronic Pain Join Dr. Raj Sureja, Fellowship-Trained Interventional Pain Management Specialist, to learn how Neurostimulation can be used successfully to manage pain of the back, trunk and limbs.  This therapy can greatly reduce dysfunction and the need for pain medications.  Return the activities you once enjoyed!  Want to… Read more »

Congratulations to the Orthopaedic & Spine Center 2016 Top Docs!

Pictured left to right:  Boyd W. Haynes III, MD; John D. Burrow, DO; Jenny L. F. Andrus, MD; Raj N. Sureja, MD; Mark W. McFarland, DO We are delighted to announce that five (5) OSC physicians were named “2016 Top Doctors” by their physician peers in a survey conducted by Coastal Virginia Magazine.  We hope you will… Read more »

Genicular Nerve Neurotomy for Knee Pain

by Raj N. Sureja, MD As an Interventional Pain Management Specialist, I treat individuals whose pain is not relieved by first line treatment or even surgical procedures. Knee pain can be cause by a wide number of medical conditions, some of which include osteoarthritis, degenerative joint disease, and chronic knee pain. Besides these conditions, knee… Read more »