Category: Open MRI

Five Signs to Take Neck Pain Seriously

Mark W. McFarland, DO I’m certain that there isn’t one of us who hasn’t had neck pain at some point in their life – we’ve slept funny and woke up with a “crick” in our neck or we painted the ceiling, or we did something that made our neck hurt.  Usually, with a little TLC,… Read more »

My Physician Ordered an Arthrogram – What is it and Why do I Need it?

Dr. Sureja

Raj N. Sureja, MD In the world of Orthopaedics and Interventional Pain Management, we physicians treat patients who have musculoskeletal pain from a variety of injuries, conditions, diseases and often, simple aging. However, when a patient comes to see me for a consultation for their pain, I don’t get to shrug my shoulders and throw… Read more »

Why Does my Lower Back MRI Look so Bad?

Jeffrey R. Carlson, MD Patients can be very concerned with the words “degenerative disc disease” or “spondylosis” when used in the report sent from a radiologist’s reading of an MRI.  These phrases and words are used synonymously with “arthritis”.  Our spinal discs wear with time, just like brake pads on a car.  This wear is… Read more »

Shoulder Instability – Surgical Treatment

Dr. Martin Coleman

Martin R. Coleman, MD In my last article, I discussed the causes of shoulder instability, its symptoms, and conservative treatment options that could be tried to prevent repetitive episodes of subluxations or dislocations.  While many patients will have success with non-operative therapies, others will continue to have issues with shoulder instability without more aggressive intervention. … Read more »

Shoulder Instability – Conservative Treatment

Dr. Martin Coleman

Martin R. Coleman, MD The shoulder joint is the most complex joint system in the human body.  It has many components that work together to ensure it functions smoothly when we call upon it to do everyday tasks.  It is also the most mobile joint in the body and because of that it also has… Read more »

Chronic Neck Pain

Raj Sureja, MD

Raj N. Sureja, MD When a patient with chronic neck pain gets referred to me, an Interventional Pain Management Specialist, I am often considered a last resort for treatment. Typically, the patient has tried every treatment that their PCP has to offer, been to a Chiropractor, Physical Therapist, massage therapist, to an Orthopaedist, and may… Read more »

Extensor Mechanism Rupture and Total Knee Replacement

Spine Surgery

Jeffrey R. Carlson, MD All surgeons and their patients hope for perfect surgeries and recoveries, like a scene out of Marcus Welby, MD, where the patient has a heart transplant and lives happily ever after with her adoring family and friends all around her.  Fortunately, that surgical scenario tends to play out in real life… Read more »

Femoroacetabular Impingement

Dr. Burrow demonstrating the knee to a patient

John D. Burrow, DO Hip Impingement or Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI) happens when the bones that comprise the hip joint are shaped abnormally.  A person can be born with this defect, it can develop as a teenager or show up later in life.  Either the ball of the femur or the socket of the pelvis (acetabulum)… Read more »

MRI Scanning and Knee Pain Diagnosis

The Use of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Technology for Diagnosing Knee Problems Robert J. Snyder, MD In my previous posts, I have discussed knee pain, what conditions or injuries cause it, at home treatments for knee pain and what steps I take to treat knee pain conservatively.  In this post, I will detail what happens… Read more »

What is Facetectomy?

Dr. Jeffrey Carlson

Jeffrey R. Carlson, MD You may think that being an orthopaedist is all glamorous, like the movies or TV make it out to be. However, I did spend many years in school, working hard, learning how to be a good physician and surgeon.  One of the most interesting subjects that I had to master was… Read more »