Category: Pain Management

Chronic Pain: Using Healthy Thinking

By Cal Robinson, PsyD, MSCP Living with pain can be hard, especially if it’s long-term—or chronic—pain. Chronic pain is pain that lasts for 3 months or longer. It can make you sleep poorly, feel tired and irritable, and have a hard time being active or working. It may strain your relationships with loved ones too,… Read more »

What is Neuropathic Pain?

Raj N. Sureja, MD Have you ever had your foot or hand fall asleep?  Do you remember the “pins and needles” sensation you felt as it “woke up”?  Have your ever received an oral injection of numbing medication by a dentist and had it hit a nerve?  The sensation felt like you had received an… Read more »

Regenerative Medicine Q&A with Raj N. Sureja, M.D.

The physicians at Orthopaedic and Spine Center began offering Regenerative Medicine Therapy to our patients in June, 2015. Since that time, many patients have benefited from Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy, Stem Cell Therapy, and, more recently, Prolotherapy. Studies show that this is the future of medicine, as these treatments and processes hold promise in… Read more »

Visiting an Orthopaedic Surgeon

Each year 28 million Americans will develop musculoskeletal problems. The most common of these issues are observed in the back, knee, and shoulder. Living with pain is uncomfortable and affects your quality of life and can prevent you from performing daily tasks. Understanding when it’s time to seek treatment is vital. It is recommended to… Read more »

Celebrities & Pro-Athletes Who Have Seen an Orthopedic Surgeon

Orthopedic injuries and problems are more common than we realize.  Did you know a staggering 88% of NFL retirees have had orthopedic surgery and 30% of these former players have had five surgeries or more. Countless celebrities, from famous actors, musicians, to professional athletes, have suffered from injuries, pain, and other problems that lead them… Read more »

Interventional Pain Management: Techniques for Relieving Pain – Raj N. Sureja, MD

Interventional Pain Management (IPM) is the medical subspecialty that is devoted to the identification and treatment of acute or chronic pain disorders. As an IPM physician, I interpret the patient’s pain in the context of their clinical history, physical examination, and diagnostic imaging to locate the patient’s pain generator(s). An example of a pain generator… Read more »

Fibromyalgia: A Painful and Often Misdiagnosed Condition – Jenny L. F Andrus, MD

I commonly see patients in my 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 most of these patients, they are often… Read more »