Category: Interventional Pain Management

Knee Pain Relief and the Confessions of a Big Baby

Written by an Orthopaedic & Spine Center Staffer (who shall remain anonymous) My knees ache! Carrying around this extra weight for all these years is not helping. “Lose weight”, says my doctor. How can I exercise to get the weight off when my knees are so painful? It is a vicious cycle: Lose weight with… Read more »

Different Types of Epidurals

An Overview of the Different Types of Epidural Injection Used for Interventional Pain Management Did you know that there are different types of epidural steroid injections? Everyone thinks of an epidural as the procedure you have to relieve pain and make you go numb before having a baby. But, this kind of epidural is different… Read more »

Once, Twice, Three Times an Epidural!

A Real -Life OSC Patient Talks About Her Pain Management Experience and Use of Epidurals Hello, it’s me! (that was also the title of a great Todd Rungren song in the 70s) Yes, I am back again and this time, it is to talk about having epidurals, not once, not twice, but three or more… Read more »

Another Epidural and Another Chance at Pain-free Living?

A Real-Life OSC Patient Recounts Her Experience with Epidural Injections and our Interventional Pain Management Team Okay, as promised, here is my update on my third epidural. I had it last Tuesday and was actually eagerly awaiting it to provide me with pain relief. The preparations were as before, no taking any anti-inflammatory medication for… Read more »

After my Cervical Epidural Injection

What Happened After my Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection I went home after my epidural and continued to experience light-headedness, so I went and got in bed, laid flat and watched TV.  OSC’s Dr Sureja gave me an instruction sheet  to help after the procedure, and I immediately followed the instruction to ice the injection site,… Read more »

E (Epidural) Day – Interventional Pain Management

Pain Relief through an Epidural Following from my last post, with much fear and trembling, I checked in to the OSC MRI and Fluoroscopy Waiting Room for my Cervical Epidural.  I was taken into the Fluroscopy Suite by Mary, Dr. Sureja’s nurse and by one of our Radiology techs, Debbie.  They gave me a gown to change… Read more »

Preparing for my Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection

Interventional Pain Management with OSC’s Dr Raj Sureja Okay, I think that I have told you in my previous blog posts that I am a BIG CHICKEN and TERRIFIED of needles.  So, it should come as no surprise to you that I was facing the prospect of having an epidural injection into the space surrounding… Read more »