Tag: Pain Management

Dr. McFarland Performs Out Patient Kyphoplasty – A First for the Chesapeake Peninsula

Another First from OSC – Congratulations to Dr. McFarland for performing an in-office kyphoplasty at OSC on July 11! Kyphoplasty is used to treat painful compression fractures of the spine. Bones in your spine can fracture or collapse due to bone loss. There are many causes of bone loss, including osteoporosis, menopause, cancer, chemotherapy, radiation… Read more »

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 »

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 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 »

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 »

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 »

MRI Results with Dr Mark McFarland Orthopaedic Associate

Diagnosing Causes of Orthopedic Pain in the Neck and Spine Almost immediately after my MRI was completed, I was able to walk over to the OSC physician station where Dr. Mark McFarland was working and have him pull up my MRI results. Dr McFarland is one of only two doctors on the Peninsula to be fellowship-trained in… Read more »

Having an MRI Test with OSC's Open MRI

Open MRI Scanning Technology at OSC After my initial examination by an orthopedic associate at OSC I had my MRI, which was not unpleasant at all.  Many people become claustrophobic inside enclosed spaces, but the MRI at OSC is open in the back and on the sides (an “Open MRI”), so it certainly doesn’t not… Read more »