Tag: back pain

Overlooked Causes for Back Pain

by Jeffrey R. Carlson, MD As I busy spine surgeon, I see my fair share of trauma cases and diseases that severely impact the spine and cause disability.  Thankfully, those make up a small percentage of the cases that I treat.  So what are some common, but lesser-known, causes of back pain?  Some may be… Read more »

The Top Five Musculoskeletal Problems Treated at OSC

  by Jeffrey R. Carlson, MD I have been an Orthopaedic Specialist at OSC since 1999.  During that time, I have seen thousands of patients who have presented with various complaints of pain and dysfunction.  Recently, I was asked to name the top problems for which we treat patients at OSC and the causes for… 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 »

Can Antibiotics Cure Back Pain?

Jeffrey R. Carlson, MD and Managing Partner of Orthopaedic & Spine Center Last week, a very interesting study from Denmark was published, which suggested that chronic back pain may be improved or cured with an antibiotic regimen.  The Orthopaedic world was abuzz with the news and many began dreaming of the immense changes that could… Read more »

Dr. McFarland Performs Out Patient Kyphoplasty – A First for the Chesapeake Peninsula

Another First from OSC – Congratulations to Dr. McFarland for performing an in-office kyphoplasty at OSC on July 11! Kyphoplasty is used to treat painful compression fractures of the spine. Bones in your spine can fracture or collapse due to bone loss. There are many causes of bone loss, including osteoporosis, menopause, cancer, chemotherapy, radiation… Read more »

Spinal Stenosis Overview: Part 2 from Dr Mark McFarland DO

Spinal Stenosis is an Abnormal Narrowing of the Spinal Canal Which Can Cause Severe Neck and Back Pain In my last blog post I dealt with the anatomy of your spine.  Today I shall provide an overview of spinal stenosis and how this can cause severe back and neck pain for patients suffering from this… Read more »

Spinal Stenosis and Neck and Back Pain

Spinal Stenosis: An Overview in 7 parts of the Major Causes of  Neck & Back Pain by Dr. Mark W. McFarland, DO Acute and chronic neck and back pain represents a major health concern in the United States. Nearly everyone has back pain, which at some point, interferes with work, routine daily activities, or recreation…. Read more »

I’ve Had Surgery for my Back Problem: Why do I Still Have Chronic Pain?

Raj N. Sureja, MD on Chronic Pain Post-Surgery Interventional Pain Management at Orthopaedic & Spine Center In this blog post, I will define Failed Surgery Syndrome and help the reader understand why this condition can occur. In my practice as an Interventional Pain Management Specialist, I see people who have had surgery for a specific… Read more »

My Second Steroidal Epidural Procedure!

A Patient’s Journey to Pain Relief with OSC Orthopedic Associates After my initial epidural procedure failed to give me as much pain relief as I was hoping for, Dr Mark McFarland recommended I try a second cortisone procedure before moving to the surgical option to remove the herniated disk. I head into to see Dr…. Read more »

Pain Relief Results After a Steroidal Epidural

A Real-Life OSC Patient Tells of Their Pain Relief Experience My last post dealt with the yucky after-effects experience with the epidural were over (1 day max), I eagerly began waiting to see if I would feel relief. When they put the steroid medication into  your epidural space, they use numbing medication.  This numbing medication… Read more »