Category: Interventional Pain Management

November’s Community Lecture Features Dr. Raj Sureja

  Spinal Cord Stimulation:  An Effective Therapy for Chronic Pain Join Dr. Raj Sureja, Fellowship-Trained Interventional Pain Management Specialist, to learn how Neurostimulation can be used successfully to manage pain of the back, trunk and limbs.  This therapy can greatly reduce dysfunction and the need for pain medications.  Return the activities you once enjoyed!  Want to… 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 »

Acute vs. Chronic Pain – Understanding the Difference

by Jenny L. F Andrus, MD – Interventional Pain Management Specialist at OSC Pain itself is not a primary diagnosis, but a symptom of an underlying problem.  It is an alarm signal from our brain that something is wrong and needs to be addressed.  An easy analogy is to compare pain and its cause to… 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 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 »