Category: Dr. Raj N. Sureja MD

Morton’s Neuroma

by Raj N. Sureja, MD Have you ever gotten a rock or sand in one of your shoes while walking? Immediately, you know that something is amiss and reach down to remove your shoe and the offending object(s). Now imagine having that feeling, but when you look in your shoe, there is nothing there. That… Read more »

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) – Not Just For Athletes

By Raj N. Sureja, MD If you watch professional sports on TV, like football or baseball, you are probably familiar with PRP and how it is used to get athletes back in the game more quickly after a musculoskeletal injury. High profile jocks, such as Hines Ward and Brian Urlacher (football), Alex Rodriguez and David… Read more »

Idiopathic Pain: Pain with No Specific Cause

by Raj N. Sureja, MD My partner Jenny Andrus, MD and I have been writing about the differences between acute and chronic pain and the terms used to describe the origination of pain, nociceptive and neuropathic pain.  We are doing this to help our readers better understand pain and to provide some insight into this… Read more »

What is Neuropathic Pain?

Raj N. Sureja, MD Have you ever had your foot or hand fall asleep?  Do you remember the “pins and needles” sensation you felt as it “woke up”?  Have your ever received an oral injection of numbing medication by a dentist and had it hit a nerve?  The sensation felt like you had received an… Read more »

What is Pain, Really?

Raj N. Sureja, MD The on-line Merriam-Webster dictionary defines pain as: localized physical suffering associated with bodily disorder (as a disease or an injury); also : a basic bodily sensation induced by a noxious stimulus, received by naked nerve endings, characterized by physical discomfort (as pricking, throbbing, or aching), and typically leading to evasive action… Read more »

Regenerative Medicine Q&A with Raj N. Sureja, M.D.

The physicians at Orthopaedic and Spine Center began offering Regenerative Medicine Therapy to our patients in June, 2015. Since that time, many patients have benefited from Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy, and Prolotherapy. Q: What is Regenerative Medicine? A: Regenerative Medicine is a relatively new field of clinical practice that focuses on using the body’s… Read more »

Interventional Pain Management in Cancer Patients – Raj N. Sureja, M.D.

Cancer patients can suffer from several different types of pain, brought on by a range of causes. Often the pain can be controlled with regimented, systemic opioid therapy. According to the World Health Organization, approximately 75-95% of cancer patients experience relief with opioid therapy, in combination with adjuvant drugs, such as; anti-depressants, steroids, seizure medicines… Read more »

Post-Herpetic Neuralgia – An Unpleasant Reminder of Shingles by Raj N. Sureja, MD

In my practice, I treat individuals who suffer from chronic pain, which is caused by various medical conditions involving the musculoskeletal or the neurologic systems of the body.  I frequently see patients who had shingles a few months ago and are now suffering from a complication of shingles called Post-Herpetic Neuralgia (PHN).  In this article,… Read more »

Do You Need an Interventional Pain Management Specialist?

  by Interventional Pain Management Specialist Dr Raj Sureja M.D.   Interventional Pain Management is considered a sub-specialty of pain management and is a relatively new area of medicine. It is termed “interventional” because we try to identify the root cause of a person’s pain (called the “pain generator”) and then use a variety of… Read more »