Tag: Interventional Pain Management

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 »

Phantom Pain and its Treatment by Dr Jenny Andrus MD

Orthopaedic & Spine Center operates a dedicated team of interventional pain management specialists, which includes Dr Jenny Andrus MD In my last blog post, I discussed the possible causes of Phantom pain and the medications that are commonly used to treat those symptoms.  In this post, I will talk about other treatments that offer relief… Read more »

What is Phantom Pain by Dr Jenny Andrus MD

by Jenny L. Andrus, MD – Interventional Pain Management Specialist Orthopaedic & Spine Center In this blog post, I will discuss the phenomenon of Phantom pain and define for the reader how it manifests in patients, describing symptoms typically seen in those who have had limbs amputated. Phantom limb pain has been recognized for centuries… Read more »

Treating Peripheral Neuropathy

Dr Jenny L. Andrus, MD shares her thoughts on treating Peripheral Neuropathy In my last blog entry, I examined the different ways that Peripheral Nueropathy (PN) can be diagnosed.  In this entry, I will list the different treatment options available for PN and the benefits of each. How is peripheral neuropathy treated? The goal of… Read more »