Category: Interventional Pain Management

Treatment for the Pain of Diabetic Neuropathy

Jenny L. F. Andrus, MD According to the CDC, 100 million Americans have diabetes or a condition known as pre-diabetes. Type 1 diabetes typically presents in childhood and is more rare, accounting for 10% of all diabetes cases. The more common Type 2, accounting for 90% of cases, occurs in adulthood and can be caused… Read more »

Ten Ways to Manage Your Pain During the COVID-19 Crisis

Jenny L. F. Andrus, MD The COVID-19 pandemic has brought huge changes to most of our daily lives. It’s changing how we work, how we spend our free time and dramatically changed how we interact with each other. This is a trying time for everyone, but for those with chronic pain, it can be even… Read more »

Why Do I Feel “Pins & Needles”? Your Guide to the Symptom of Tingling

Dr. Sureja

Raj N. Sureja, MD As an Interventional Pain Management Specialist, I frequently see patients who describe a feeling of “pin and needles” in different areas of the body.  But what exactly does this unpleasant tingling sensation represent insofar as a diagnosis and subsequent treatment?  In this article, I will discuss tingling, why it happens, how… Read more »

In-Office Elective Medical Procedure Update

COVID-19 Update

To Our Valued Patients: Based on Virginia Governor Ralph Northam’s recent order regarding elective medical procedures in physician offices during the COVID-19 Pandemic, as well as medical society guidelines, we will have to postpone your procedure until at least 4-27-2020. If there is an adjustment to the date on which the governor’s mandate is lifted… 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 soup… Read more »

The New Test for Fibromyalgia and a Possible Effective Treatment Option

Jenny L. F. Andrus, MD As a fellowship-trained Interventional Pain Management Specialist, I often diagnose and treat patients who display the symptoms of Fibromyalgia Syndrome (FMS).  Commonly seen complaints with this condition are widespread musculoskeletal pain, tender points located in specific areas of the body, fatigue and sleep issues.  Conditions often experienced with FMS are… 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 »

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 »