Category: Pain Management

Dr. Raj Sureja Speaks on Neurostimulation for Chronic Pain – Tuesday, June 19 at 7:00 PM

There are effective options to treat pain, other than surgery and medication.  Neurostimulation will be discussed at the June OSC Community Lecture with Dr. Raj Sureja! Spinal Cord Stimulation: An Effective Therapy for Chronic Pain Join Dr. Raj Sureja and learn how Neurostimulation can be used to successfully manage pain of the back, trunk, and limbs, greatly reducing… Read more »

Depression and Spine Surgery

Mark McFarland, DO Imagine this scenario:  You have had significant, unrelenting back pain for months.  You’ve seen several doctors and had x-rays and an MRI.  You were diagnosed with a major spine issue, such as spinal stenosis or a herniated disc. You’ve tried various conservative treatments, like physical therapy, oral medications and epidural steroid injections,… Read more »

Tarlov Cysts: Perineural or Sacral Nerve Root Cysts

Mark W. McFarland, DO The human body is comprised of about 60% water, all of which is contained in our blood, soft tissues and even in our bones.  Most of the time, bodily fluids are contained within their own specific areas of the body and serve a particular purpose, like synovial fluid is contained within… Read more »

SWARM™ Interactive Videos now ADA Compliant for Hearing and Sight Impaired

We are happy to announce that the ViewMedica On-Demand web player, offered by OSC, for patients to view animated surgical procedures, is now accessible, meeting WAI-A and section 508 standards of the United States Rehabilitation Act. Government rules encourage health providers to make all their web content accessible for blind, hearing impaired and other disabled… Read more »

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Pain Management

F. Cal Robinson, PsyD, MSCP We have all been told to ‘deal with it’ or ‘it is what it is, now live with it’ when discussing some issue that we find uncomfortable or hard to accept.  In simplistic terms, ‘dealing with it’ is the key component of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), a form of… Read more »

Topical Analgesics – Why a Pain Cream, Patch or Gel should be Used

Jenny L. F. Andrus, MD We have all heard about the Opioid Epidemic in the United States, The abuse or overuse of opioids is the reason for the deaths of over 50,000 people in 2016.  Clinicians and politicians alike are trying to tackle this issue in order to prevent more deaths in the future.  New,… Read more »

January’s Community Lecture Features Dr. Jenny Andrus – Effective Treatments for Pain Peripheral Neuropathy

Does the tingling and burning pain of peripheral neuropathy limit your life? Peripheral Neuropathy can be caused by diabetes, viruses or auto-immune diseases. Join Dr. Jenny Andrus as she discusses how to decrease pain and tingling in the limbs and improve function, often without the use of habit-forming narcotics. Learn about pain management procedures that… Read more »

Breathing Techniques for Natural Pain Relief

Jenny L. F. Andrus, M.D. Purposeful relaxation calms the mind, decreases stress hormones, relaxes muscles, reduces blood pressure, and may elevate your sense of peace and well-being. That sounds amazing, right? For many of us, especially those living with chronic pain, it might be challenging to learn deep relaxation in order to appreciate all of… Read more »

Yoga and Chronic Pain – by Jane Heiby

We are delighted to welcome Jane Heiby as our guest blogger!  Thanks Jane, for the great article! I have been interested in health care and exercise all of my adult life.  In my late teens and early twenties, I was training as a registered nurse and skiing in almost equal measure.  I loved exercise and… Read more »