Tag: chronic pain

Treating Chronic Pain from Spinal Osteoarthritis

Dr. Jenny Andrus

Did you know that Spinal Osteoarthritis is the number one cause of lower back pain in those over the age of 50?  While it is most commonly seen in the lower back, it can also occur in the neck.  This is the kind of arthritis that is known as “wear and tear” arthritis and typically… Read more »

Coccydynia or Tailbone Pain – A Common Concern for Women

Dr. Jenny Andrus

Jenny L. F Andrus, MD The tailbone or coccyx is located at the end of the spinal column at the cleft of the buttocks.  This small triangular boney structure is actually fused vertebrae that has muscles, tendons and ligaments connected to it, and along with your sacrum and pelvis, helps bear your weight when you… Read more »

Self-Care: What is it?

“Self-care is not selfish. You cannot serve others from an empty vessel.” – Eleanor Brown This is the first article in a series about self-care. In the series, we will cover the various areas in life that require self-care. I will also provide suggestions on how to create your own self-care plan. In this article,… 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 »

Dr. F. Cal Robinson Lectures at International Psychology Conference in Toronto

Our own Dr. Cal Robinson was a featured presenter this week at the Positive Psychology, Psychotherapy & Cognitive Behavioral Sciences Conference, being held May 01-03 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. This year’s theme is Transforming Mental Health care through application of Positive Psychology with Psychotherapy & promoting a Science of Mindfulness for Well-being. Dr. Robinson joined a distinguished panel… 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 »

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 »

Cause and Treatment of Golfer's and Tennis Elbow

   Dr Robert Snyder, Orthopaedic Specialist with Orthopaedic & Spine Center in Newport News VA   Dr Bob Snyder deals with two common conditions of the elbow, which typically present as tenderness and pain, either on the inside of the elbow (Golfer’s Elbow)  or on the outside (Tennis Elbow). In both cases the site of… Read more »