Category: Pain Management

Ice vs. Heat Therapy as a Treatment for Pain

Raj N. Sureja, MD With the advanced technology and multitude of pharmaceuticals that physicians have at their disposal to treat patients with pain, it is no wonder that we may forget to utilize very effective, but often overlooked, forms of treatment.  Such is the case with using heat or ice therapy to treat pain.  In… Read more »

Nerve Root Blocks

Raj N. Sureja, MD As an Interventional Pain Management Specialist, I regularly see patients who have pain, numbness, tingling or weakness in their arm or leg, which seems to follow a distinct neural path, caused by a problem originating near the spine.  Most often, these patients have been treated by a physician for the pain,… Read more »

Why is Pain Felt Intensely by Some People and Less so for Others?

Raj N. Sureja, MD Every day in my medical practice, I encounter patients who experience pain on an on-going basis.  Their pain may be caused by an injury that happened to them, a diagnosed disease or for a completely unknown reason, called idiopathic pain.  For most people, the pain that they feel is recognized but… Read more »

Electromyography (EMG)

by Jeffrey R. Carlson, MD Electromyography (EMG) is a diagnostic procedure that is used to the reveal health or dysfunction that exists in nerves, muscles or in how the two communicate with each other.  The motor neurons are the specialized nerve cells that transmit information from the brain to the muscles.  Because these motor neurons… Read more »

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 »

Dr. Cal Robinson Presenting at San Antonio Conference

A shout out to our own Dr. F. Cal Robinson, who is speaking at The National Alliance of Professional Psychology Providers Conference in San Antonio, Texas.  Dr. Robinson will be speaking about The Mindfulness Based Chronic Pain Management Program ™ (MBCMP) that he brought to Clinical Practice here in the United States.  MBCMP™ was developed by Dr. Jackie… Read more »

Genicular Nerve Neurotomy for Knee Pain

by Raj N. Sureja, MD As an Interventional Pain Management Specialist, I treat individuals whose pain is not relieved by first line treatment or even surgical procedures. Knee pain can be cause by a wide number of medical conditions, some of which include osteoarthritis, degenerative joint disease, and chronic knee pain. Besides these conditions, knee… Read more »

August Lecture Topic: Managing Pain from Peripheral Neuropathy: Treatment Options for a Better Life

Come to OSC for our August 2016 Community Lecture Series!   Peripheral Neuropathy can be caused by diabetes, viruses or auto-immune diseases. Join Dr. Jenny Andrus as she discusses treatments effective for decreasing pain, tingling, burning and numbness in the limbs and improving function.  You may find that the best pain relief options often do not require the… Read more »