Category: News and Events

Weight Loss for Treating Arthritis of the Knee

by Robert J. Snyder, MD One day, when you are getting up from a chair, you feel it…that stiffness and soreness in your knee. You try to ignore it, but soon, your knee pain becomes a part of your daily life. So, you start taking an over-the-counter pain reliever, using muscle rubs and cut back… Read more »

When is it Time to See an Orthopaedist? – Robert J. Snyder, MD

Your lower back pain comes and goes, or your wrist only aches if you spend more time than usual at your computer. You manage fine day-to-day, but feel these twinges every once in a while. You might be wondering if you should make an appointment to get your problem evaluated. When it comes to the… Read more »

Top 5 Characteristics for Selecting a Surgeon – Boyd W. Haynes III, MD

As a practicing Orthopaedic Physician, I am asked clinical questions regularly by my family, friends and even acquaintances that I meet socially. A question that I frequently hear is “How do I select the best physician/surgeon to take care of my fill in the blank problem?” I always try to tell them what I would… Read more »

Fibromyalgia: A Painful and Often Misdiagnosed Condition

by Jenny L. F. Andrus, M.D. I commonly see patients in my busy Interventional Pain Management Practice who present with widespread pain and other troublesome symptomology. They may have been given an incorrect diagnosis or maybe the physician(s) they have seen have told them that they can find nothing wrong. By the time I see… Read more »

Peripheral Neuropathy

by Jenny L. F. 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. Peripheral neuropathy isn’t a single… Read more »

Interventional Pain Management in Cancer Patients – Raj N. Sureja, M.D.

Cancer patients can suffer from several different types of pain, brought on by a range of causes. Often the pain can be controlled with regimented, systemic opioid therapy. According to the World Health Organization, approximately 75-95% of cancer patients experience relief with opioid therapy, in combination with adjuvant drugs, such as; anti-depressants, steroids, seizure medicines… Read more »

Facet Joint Syndrome – Jenny L.F. Andrus, MD

Facet (pronounced “Fah-set”) joints are bony connectors of one vertebra to another. Each spinal level contains two facet joints; one on either side of the spine. These joints guide and limit the amount of spinal movement. Like other joints in the body, they can get inflamed as a result of injury or arthritis. This may… Read more »