Tag: Interventional Pain Management

Interventional Pain Management Provides Innovative Pain Relief

Raj Sureja, MD

According to the latest statistics from the CDC, more than 50 million Americans suffer from chronic, debilitating pain . Chronic pain is the number one cause for disability in America, accounts for more than 80% of all physician visits, leads to time off work and billions of dollars in lost productivity. Chronic pain affects women… 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 »

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 »

Do You Need an Interventional Pain Management Specialist?

  by Interventional Pain Management Specialist Dr Raj Sureja M.D.   Interventional Pain Management is considered a sub-specialty of pain management and is a relatively new area of medicine. It is termed “interventional” because we try to identify the root cause of a person’s pain (called the “pain generator”) and then use a variety of… 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 »

Interventional Pain Treatment for Failed Back Surgery Syndrome

I’ve Had Surgery for my Back Problem: Why do I Still Have Chronic Pain? Part 5 Raj N. Sureja, MD – Interventional Pain Management Specialist with OSC In my last blog I detailed how I diagnose and begin conservative treatment on a patient who suffers from Failed Back Surgery Syndrome.  In this post, I discuss… 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 »

Failed Back Surgery Syndrome and Medical Theory

I’ve Had Surgery for my Back Problem: Why do I Still Have Chronic Pain? Part 3 Raj N. Sureja, MD In my last blog, I listed some of the factors that may play a role in causing surgeries not to be successful, when their purpose was to facilitate the reduction of pain. Here, I will… 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 »