Tag: OSC

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 »

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 »

Understanding Failed Back Surgery Syndrome by Dr Raj Sureja MD

Dr Raj Sureja MD is an Interventional Pain Management Specialist with Orthopaedic & Spine Center In my first blog post about Failed Surgery Syndrome, I tried to define the condition and why it can happen.  While surgery failures can sometimes be attributed to poor surgical technique or physician malpractice, more often than not it happens… 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 Causes Phantom Limb Pain by Dr Jenny Andrus MD

OSC’s Interventional Pain Management Specialist Dr Jenny Andrus MD on the Causes of Phantom Pain In my last blog post, I discussed phantom pain and the symptoms typically seen in those who have had limbs amputated.  In this post, I will discuss the theories about why this condition exists and the medications that are used… 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 »

Introduction to Knee Arthroscopy by Dr Robert J Snyder MD

OSC’s Dr Robert J Snyder on Knee Arthroscopy and Minimally Invasive Surgery Background Up until about 1975, the majority of knee operations were done through large, open incisions.  Patients usually stayed in the hospital for a few days and the recovery period was long and painful.  In the late 1970’s, arthroscopic knee surgery started to… 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 »

Diagnosing Peripheral Neuropathy by Dr Jenny Andrus M.D.

Dr Jenny L. Andrus, MD an Interventional Pain Management specialist with Orthopaedic & Spine Center, shares her insight into the diagnosis of Peripheral Neuropathy In my last blog post, I explained the causes for and the symptoms of Peripheral Neuropathy (PN).  In my post today, I will outline how PN is diagnosed and discuss some… Read more »