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Eyewitness to a Kyphoplasty

Molly Tanner, Marketing Coordinator for Orthopaedic & Spine Center on Kyphoplasty As a marketing coordinator for the Orthopaedic & Spine Center, I spend a lot of time in our community telling people what services OSC offers and what our physicians do on a daily basis. I talk about different treatment options, procedures, physical therapy, MRIs,… Read more »

Dr Raj Sureja Interventional Pain Management Physician

Dr Raj Sureja is a fellowship trained, interventional pain management physician here at Orthopaedic & Spine Center, Newport News VA. His practice focuses upon using state of the art medical techniques to improve quality of life and pain reduction, particularly spinal pain and disorders of the spine. Dr Sureja employs minimally-invasive medical procedures, including epidurals… Read more »

Diagnosing and Treating Failed Back Surgery Syndrome

I’ve Had Surgery for my Back Problem:  Why do I Still Have Chronic Pain? Raj N. Sureja, MD In my last blog, I discussed the theories about why Failed Back Surgery Syndrome occurs and what pre-existing conditions can make a patient more likely to develop this syndrome. In this entry, I will detail how I… Read more »

Controlling Pain and Interventional Pain Management

  Doctors generally class pain into 2 types, nociceptive and neuropathic. Nociceptive is a result of an injury to a part of the body, such as a muscle or bone. The pain is in one place and constant, and when the damage heals, the pain usually goes away. Examples are bumps, bruises, broken bones, and… Read more »

Different Types of Epidurals

An Overview of the Different Types of Epidural Injection Used for Interventional Pain Management Did you know that there are different types of epidural steroid injections? Everyone thinks of an epidural as the procedure you have to relieve pain and make you go numb before having a baby. But, this kind of epidural is different… 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 »

After my Cervical Epidural Injection

What Happened After my Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection I went home after my epidural and continued to experience light-headedness, so I went and got in bed, laid flat and watched TV.  OSC’s Dr Sureja gave me an instruction sheet  to help after the procedure, and I immediately followed the instruction to ice the injection site,… Read more »

E (Epidural) Day – Interventional Pain Management

Pain Relief through an Epidural Following from my last post, with much fear and trembling, I checked in to the OSC MRI and Fluoroscopy Waiting Room for my Cervical Epidural.  I was taken into the Fluroscopy Suite by Mary, Dr. Sureja’s nurse and by one of our Radiology techs, Debbie.  They gave me a gown to change… Read more »

Preparing for my Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection

Interventional Pain Management with OSC’s Dr Raj Sureja Okay, I think that I have told you in my previous blog posts that I am a BIG CHICKEN and TERRIFIED of needles.  So, it should come as no surprise to you that I was facing the prospect of having an epidural injection into the space surrounding… Read more »