Tag: OSC

The Causes of Peripheral Neuropathy by Dr Jenny Andrus

OSC’s Dr Jenny Andrus, an Interventional Pain Management specialist covers the causes of Peripheral Neuropathy In my last blog post, I gave a brief anatomy lesson regarding the nervous system and defined Peripheral Neuropathy.  In this post, I will detail the causes and symptoms of PN. What causes peripheral neuropathy? We know that damage to… Read more »

OSCs Dr Jenny Andrus on Pain and Peripheral Neuropathy

Chronic Pain and Interventional Pain Management by Jenny L. Andrus, MD As an Interventional Pain Management Specialist at the Orthopaedic & Spine Center, I treat many patients who are suffering with chronic pain caused by peripheral neuropathy. Often, a patient will come to me frustrated by the symptoms and functional limitations caused by peripheral neuropathy…. Read more »

Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery – Endoscopic or Open Approach?

Patients and Physician Referrals May Call (797) 596-1900 for a Consultation In my previous post, I detailed information on all of the ways you can be treated for CTS non-surgically.  In this post, I will look at both surgical approaches for Carpal Tunnel Release and, with the input from Dr. Boyd Haynes, provide the information… Read more »

How is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Diagnosed?

Orthopaedic & Spine Center on the Diagnosis of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) Call (797) 596-1900 for a consultation with Dr Boyd Haynes at OSC A couple of days ago, I discussed what Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is (see the post here), who is the most likely to develop this condition and what puts others at risk… 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 »

Symptoms and Causes of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

A Recap of a Lecture by OSC’s Dr Boyd Haynes on Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Call (797) 596-1900 for a consultation with Dr Haynes at Orthopaedic & Spine Center I recently attended a lecture on Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) presented by Dr. Boyd Haynes of the Orthopaedic and Spine Center and thought it so interesting that… Read more »

Plantar Fasciitis Facts

Guide to Plantar Fasciitis by Orthopaedic & Spine Center Call (757) 596-1900 for an Interventional Pain Management consultation If you wake up in the morning and experience a sharp, burning pain in the heel of your foot, you may be suffering from Plantar Fasciitis, a very common disorder of the fibrous tissue that runs along… Read more »

What is Kyphoplasty by OSC’s Dr Mark McFarland D.O.

Dr Mark McFarland, DO of Orthopaedic & Spine Center Kyphoplasty is a unique, minimally-invasive way to treat compression fractures of the thoracic and lumbar spine.  Most fractures of the aged spine are related to osteoporosis and can lead to a “bent forward” posture called kyphosis.  The kyphoplasty procedure can help restore the height of the… Read more »

A Day In the Life of an Orthopaedic Physician Assistant

by Orthopaedic & Spine Center’s Tonia Yocum, PA-C (Physicians Assistant – Certified) On a typical surgical day, I am up and out of bed at 5:15 AM. I leave the house at 6:00 AM and normally arrive at the hospital around 6:30 AM. I usually change into surgical scrubs when I arrive, although I wear… Read more »

Bad to the Bone – Medical Humor

Who Says Orthopaedic Surgeons Have No Humerus! Dr Jeffrey Carlson M.D. may be the first spinal surgeon to have performed a cervical fusion in Virginia on an outpatient basis. Dr Carlson may be the first spine specialist to have performed a cervical disc arthroplasty on the Virginia Peninsula. He may be a consummate professional, highly… Read more »