Category: News and Events

Post-Herpetic Neuralgia – An Unpleasant Reminder of Shingles by Raj N. Sureja, MD

In my practice, I treat individuals who suffer from chronic pain, which is caused by various medical conditions involving the musculoskeletal or the neurologic systems of the body.  I frequently see patients who had shingles a few months ago and are now suffering from a complication of shingles called Post-Herpetic Neuralgia (PHN).  In this article,… Read more »

Effective Treatments for Peripheral Neuropathy – April OSC Community Lecture

Join Dr. Jenny Andrus as she discusses the causes and symptoms of Peripheral Neuropathy, how to decrease pain and improve function, often without the use of habit-forming narcotics. Learn about pain management procedures that are performed in our office, offering you relief and a return to the activities you enjoy. Bring a friend, have some… Read more »

The “Trick Knee” – Not Magical, Just Unstable

Ever heard someone mention that they have a “trick knee” and wondered what they meant?  The term “trick knee” is used to describe an unstable knee that can buckle or give-way without warning.  This can be very disconcerting when it happens, even causing a person to fall to the ground when their knee buckles.  When… Read more »

Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tears in Women – Robert J. Snyder, MD

Historically, tears of the anterior cruciate ligament or ACL, have occurred more often in males than in females.  In the last twenty years, however, more and more women have participated in sports, and that trend seems to be changing.   Woman now sustain ACL tears at rates higher than their male counterparts.  Some people have termed… Read more »

Tuesday, March 18th, 7:00 PM, OSC Community Lecture with John D. Burrow, DO

Join Dr. John D. Burrow for Overcoming Arthritis Pain: Effective Treatments for the Hips and Knees – Tuesday, March 18th at 7:00 PM here at OSC, 250 Nat Turner Blvd. Newport News, VA. Dr. Burrow will discuss treatment options for painful arthritis of the knees and hips. Learn about the latest non-surgical and surgical treatment… Read more »

OSC 1.2T (Tesla) Open MRI is Accredited by the American College of Radiology

Congratulations to the MRI technicians and staff that work in the OSC Open MRI Center for receiving accreditation from the American College of Radiology for our new 1.2T (Tesla) Oasis Open MR Scanner! Accreditation is a lengthy and rigorous process whereby the OSC MRI team has to prove proficiency at operating the scanner and demonstrate… Read more »

Dr. Jeffrey Carlson's Ground-Breaking Outpatient Lumbar Fusion Surgery

Dr. Jeffrey Carlson Completes Spine Fusion With SpineFrontier’s Less Exposure Surgery Technology: REmind Midline Pedicle Screws LES Surgeon Dr. Jeffrey Carlson Performs Lumbar Spine Fusion With SpineFrontier’s REmind Midline Pedicle Screws for Less Exposure Surgery; Patient Was Discharged Home Two Hours After Surgery New Port News, Virginia (PRWEB) February 23, 2014 SpineFrontier’s Less Exposure Surgery… Read more »

The Oyster Pointer Magazine Features OSC Spine Physicians and Their Innovative Outpatient Surgeries!

We were delighted to have a feature story about our Fellowship-trained Spine Specialists, Drs. Jeffrey Carlson and Mark McFarland in The Oyster Pointer’s most recent issue. These two physicians are busy re-inventing the way that Spine Surgeries are done, especially in the area of outpatient Spine Surgery. By using innovative techniques and state-of-the-art instrumentation and… Read more »