Category: Interventional Pain Management

Interventional Pain Treatment for Failed Back Surgery Syndrome

I’ve Had Surgery for my Back Problem: Why do I Still Have Chronic Pain? Part 5 Raj N. Sureja, MD – Interventional Pain Management Specialist with OSC In my last blog I detailed how I diagnose and begin conservative treatment on a patient who suffers from Failed Back Surgery Syndrome.  In this post, I discuss… Read more »

Understanding Failed Back Surgery Syndrome by Dr Raj Sureja MD

Dr Raj Sureja MD is an Interventional Pain Management Specialist with Orthopaedic & Spine Center In my first blog post about Failed Surgery Syndrome, I tried to define the condition and why it can happen.  While surgery failures can sometimes be attributed to poor surgical technique or physician malpractice, more often than not it happens… Read more »

Phantom Pain and its Treatment by Dr Jenny Andrus MD

Orthopaedic & Spine Center operates a dedicated team of interventional pain management specialists, which includes Dr Jenny Andrus MD In my last blog post, I discussed the possible causes of Phantom pain and the medications that are commonly used to treat those symptoms.  In this post, I will talk about other treatments that offer relief… Read more »

The Causes of Peripheral Neuropathy by Dr Jenny Andrus

OSC’s Dr Jenny Andrus, an Interventional Pain Management specialist covers the causes of Peripheral Neuropathy In my last blog post, I gave a brief anatomy lesson regarding the nervous system and defined Peripheral Neuropathy.  In this post, I will detail the causes and symptoms of PN. What causes peripheral neuropathy? We know that damage to… Read more »

OSCs Dr Jenny Andrus on Pain and Peripheral Neuropathy

Chronic Pain and Interventional Pain Management by Jenny L. Andrus, MD As an Interventional Pain Management Specialist at the Orthopaedic & Spine Center, I treat many patients who are suffering with chronic pain caused by peripheral neuropathy. Often, a patient will come to me frustrated by the symptoms and functional limitations caused by peripheral neuropathy…. Read more »

Controlling Pain and Interventional Pain Management

  Doctors generally class pain into 2 types, nociceptive and neuropathic. Nociceptive is a result of an injury to a part of the body, such as a muscle or bone. The pain is in one place and constant, and when the damage heals, the pain usually goes away. Examples are bumps, bruises, broken bones, and… Read more »

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 »