Category: Interventional Pain Management

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 »

Preparing for Your Interventional Pain Management Appointment

Jenny L. F. Andrus, MD Chronic Pain is a difficult burden for patients to bear and especially when dealing with doctor appointments.  Because many chronic pain patients have seen multiple doctors, taken many different prescriptions and even have had multiple surgeries, the idea of seeing yet another doctor may be almost unbearable. Even more so… Read more »

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 »

Depression and Spine Surgery

Mark McFarland, DO Imagine this scenario:  You have had significant, unrelenting back pain for months.  You’ve seen several doctors and had x-rays and an MRI.  You were diagnosed with a major spine issue, such as spinal stenosis or a herniated disc. You’ve tried various conservative treatments, like physical therapy, oral medications and epidural steroid injections,… Read more »

Dr. Cal Robinson Lectured at 2018 International Pain Management Conference in Vienna, Austria

OSC’s Dr. F. Cal Robinson was invited to lecture at 6th Edition of The International Conference on Pain Management, held March 26-28, 2018 in Vienna, Austria. The theme of this year’s conference was: “Unique Pioneering Research, strategies and approaches in Pain Management” which brings together professionals particularly interested in the Pain Management research work and… Read more »

Self-Care: Why is it important?

By Cal Robinson, PsyD This article is the second in a series about self-care, in which we will cover the various areas in life that require self-care. I will also provide suggestions on how to create your own self-care plan. Let me explain why self-care is important. Self-care refers to the activities and practices that… Read more »

SWARM™ Interactive Videos now ADA Compliant for Hearing and Sight Impaired

We are happy to announce that the ViewMedica On-Demand web player, offered by OSC, for patients to view animated surgical procedures, is now accessible, meeting WAI-A and section 508 standards of the United States Rehabilitation Act. Government rules encourage health providers to make all their web content accessible for blind, hearing impaired and other disabled… Read more »

Self-Care: What is it?

“Self-care is not selfish. You cannot serve others from an empty vessel.” – Eleanor Brown This is the first article in a series about self-care. In the series, we will cover the various areas in life that require self-care. I will also provide suggestions on how to create your own self-care plan. In this article,… Read more »

Topical Analgesics – Why a Pain Cream, Patch or Gel should be Used

Jenny L. F. Andrus, MD We have all heard about the Opioid Epidemic in the United States, The abuse or overuse of opioids is the reason for the deaths of over 50,000 people in 2016.  Clinicians and politicians alike are trying to tackle this issue in order to prevent more deaths in the future.  New,… Read more »