Tag: OSC

Dr. Jeffrey Carlson Named Chief-of Surgery

Leading Spinal Surgeon Dr. Jeffrey Carlson M.D. Appointment at Bon Secours Mary Immaculate Hospital Orthopaedic & Spine Center is delighted to announce that Jeffrey R. Carlson, MD, was recently named Chief-of-Surgery at Mary Immaculate Hospital in Newport News, VA. Dr. Carlson is the President and Managing Partner at Orthopaedic and Spine Center in Newport News,… Read more »

Knee Pain Relief and the Confessions of a Big Baby

Written by an Orthopaedic & Spine Center Staffer (who shall remain anonymous) My knees ache! Carrying around this extra weight for all these years is not helping. “Lose weight”, says my doctor. How can I exercise to get the weight off when my knees are so painful? It is a vicious cycle: Lose weight with… 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 »

Once, Twice, Three Times an Epidural!

A Real -Life OSC Patient Talks About Her Pain Management Experience and Use of Epidurals Hello, it’s me! (that was also the title of a great Todd Rungren song in the 70s) Yes, I am back again and this time, it is to talk about having epidurals, not once, not twice, but three or more… Read more »

Pain Relief Results After a Steroidal Epidural

A Real-Life OSC Patient Tells of Their Pain Relief Experience My last post dealt with the yucky after-effects experience with the epidural were over (1 day max), I eagerly began waiting to see if I would feel relief. When they put the steroid medication into  your epidural space, they use numbing medication.  This numbing medication… Read more »

Two Easy Ways To Improve Bone Health

Diet Advice for Orthopedic Health from OSC At Orthopaedic & Spine Center we encourage our patients to have routine bone density tests and provide patients of ways to keep their bones in good health. Genetics do play a part in how healthy a person’s bones are, but that’s not the only factor. There are ways… Read more »

How Active Can I Be After Spine Surgery?

OSC’s Dr Jeffrey R. Carlson, MD Explains What You Can Do After Surgery on Your Spine Patients often ask about the activities that they will be allowed to participate in after they have spine surgery. Many fear that they will not be able to return to their previous level of activity and are doomed to… 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 »